Below are some suggestions which will help you as you read through the Gospel of Mark. (Please note that this reading guide assumes that you are using a New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. You certainly may use any version of the Bible you prefer, but some of the wording may not be exactly the same.)

  1. Before starting a lesson, remember to say a prayer asking God to be with you as you read your Bible.
  2. A list of activities is given for each day. Do them in order and check them off as you go. For starters, if your Bible has it:
    Read the introduction to the Gospel of Mark and skim the outline presented on the next two pages.
  3. For the map exercises, click on the reference to bring you to the maps of Palestine or Jerusalem.
  4. Underline or highlight in some way the verses you are asked to mark. Feel free, of course, to mark any other verses you think are important.

You are encouraged to read the Gospel of Mark and do the exercises with your family or a friend. The questions are meant to get you thinking and reflecting on the Gospel of Mark and how the Gospel affects your own life. There is not an answer guide other than your God-given sense, the shared consensus among believers, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The Lord be with you!


Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:105