Mark 6 Outline
– Jesus is a prophet without honor in Capernaum (Mark 6:1-6)
– Jesus sent out twelve disciples (Mark 6:7-13)
– King Herod beheaded John, the Baptist upon the request of Herodias’ daughter (Mark 6:14-29)
– Jesus fed 5,000 people with 5 loaves of bread and two fishes (Mark 6:30-44)
– Jesus walks on the water (Mark 6:45-56)
Mark 6 Bible Study
In Mark 6:1-6, Jesus did not do much miracles in Capernaum, his hometown because the people know him as the son of the carpenter John and they did not have faith in him.
In Mark 6:7-13, Jesus sent out the twelve disciples to preach the kingdom of God and heal the sick. He asks them not to bring any bread, bag, or money along with them because God will provide all these things. If someone accepts the message you preach, you should stay in his house. If someone rejects your message, you should not feel sad over it because you already done your responsibility. Jesus said seek God’s kingdom first and all things that you need will be added unto you.
In Mark 6:14-29, King Herod said that John, the Baptist had been raised from the dead when people started to spread rumor that Jesus is John the Baptist or Elijah. King Herod arrested John the Baptist because he told him it is not right for him to marry his brother, Philip’s wife. On his birthday, the daughter of Herodias perform a dance before him. Herod was pleased and he promised to give her up to half of his kingdom. She asked her mother what she should ask for and she replied the head of John, the Baptist. Then, King Herod gave command for John, the Baptist to be beheaded. Immediately, the executioner went to behead John and put his head on a platter. When the disciples of John found out, they came to lay his body in a tomb. The Israelites have been stubborn in accepting the gospel and they have killed many prophets that God sent. As a result of their stubbornness, salvation is now open to all people around the world. Anyone who have faith in Christ can be saved and receive eternal life.
In Mark 6:30-44, the disciples asked Jesus to send the people away as it is late so that they go to the nearby areas to buy something to eat. Jesus asked them to give them some food to eat. The disciples replied that it will take 8 months of the wages of a man to feed the people. Jesus asked them how many loaves of bread they have and they replied 5 loaves and 2 fishes. Jesus thanked God for the 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes before breaking them. He handed over the 5 loaves of bread and 2 fishes to the people so that they can distribute them to the disciples. The people ate and were full. There is also 12 baskets of leftovers. There were 5,000 men during the day. The disciples trust in God when they distribute the food to the people so there was enough food for the people. You should always trust God in your prayer. If you trust in God, he will be able to accomplish it for you.
In Mark 6:45-56, Jesus asked his disciples to travel by boat across the lake ahead of him. After that, Jesus went to pray on the mountain side. When the boat was halfway across the lake, Jesus walked on the lake. He was going to pass by them but they saw him and they became frightened. They thought that they had seen a ghost but Jesus calmed them down. Jesus calmed them down and rebuked them for the lack of faith. Nothing is impossible when you have faith in God (Luke 1:37). This account can also be found in Matthew 14:22-36, John 6:16-24.