A Bible Study

on the

Gospel of Mark

Mark Vitalis Hoffman
Assoc. Prof. of Biblical Studies, LTSG

Child of God, you have been ... marked with the cross of Christ forever. You have been MARKed for Life!

This six session Bible study was initially used during Lent, 1997 at Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota. The study has since been updated regularly and used in nearly 100 churches, Bible camps, and youth groups. It was designed to supplement the presentations made in the worship service, but it was also intended to be useful for individual study, family devotions, or as the basis for a small group study. To this end, you will note that the study is divided into four sections.

  • For Openers: Introductory questions to get people talking and thinking
  • For Your Information: Some useful information to assist the reader through the text
  • For Your Consideration: Questions designed to help the reader understand the text and begin to make applications
  • For Later: Suggestions for daily life based on this study

The Introduction and first three studies and leader guides are provided for your review. In addition to the web links, links are also given to PDF versions which reflect the latest updates and which are formatted for printing on legal size paper, back to back, and folded in half. Copy permissions for this series including leader guides are $2 per complete set that you make. 
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The Lord be with you!

Introduction to the Gospel of Mark and Outline of Gospel (PDF)
This Changes Everything: An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark (PDF1 Leader1)
The Plot Thickens: Conflict and Controversy in Jesus' Ministry (PDF2 Leader2)
With Friends Like These...: The Disciples in the Gospel of Mark (PDF3 Leader3)
Will the Real Jesus Please Rise Up: The Secret of Jesus' Identity
Another Fine Mess: The Passion of Jesus
When Words Fail: The Resurrection of Jesus

LEADER'S GUIDES to this study are available. Please email me if you would like to see this material.
For a more comprehensive introduction to the whole book of Mark, you may also find an accompanying piece, "
If you want to know more about my background, click HERE. If you have any comments or suggestions, let me know. If you would like to use this study for more than your own personal use, please contact me to obtain permission or to purchase multiple copies.
Mark Vitalis Hoffman

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