Bible Reading for OCT13: Mark 1-2

The Gospel of Mark presents Jesus as a Servant. The
writer was John Mark, the son of one of the New Testament
Marys. In the first part of chapter 1 we are given a brief
look at the ministry of John the Baptist, who came
preaching and proclaiming that One mightier than he was
coming. In verses 9-11 we are given an account of the
baptism of Jesus, and begin to follow His ministry through
the next chapters.

An interesting verse is verse 17 of chapter 2,
where Jesus says, “…I came not to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.” The Scribes and Pharisees had seen
Jesus eating with publicans and sinners. They had
questioned His reasoning concerning this. When Jesus heard
it, He was quick to explain that those who were whole had
no need of a physician, only those who were sick.

Many times it is easy for us to overlook those who
have the greatest need of our ministries. The down-and-
outers, the poor and rejected, the sick and afflicted, are
often overlooked, or passed by, by well-meaning Christians.
If we have something in our hearts to share, we should
share it with everyone with whom we come in contact. A
witness by you today may mean the salvation of some soul
tomorrow.

MEMORY VERSE FOR TODAY:
Man now can be:
Righteous.
Romans 5:19
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience
of one shall many be made righteous.

MEMORY VERSE FOR TODAY:

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