Mark dedicates more of his account to Jesus’ miracles than any of the other Gospel writers. For Mark, these miracles were demonstrations of Jesus’ power—His power over disease, the forces of evil, even over nature. Many flocked to Him to be healed and fed. Some wondered who Jesus was. But others followed Him.
Here is a list of just 10 key miracles in the book of Mark.
- Jesus casts out an unclean spirit (Mark 1:23–28). This miracle demonstrated Jesus’ power over the forces of evil. The people of Capernaum were amazed and asked, “What new doctrine is this?”
- Healing Peter’s motherin- law (Mark 1:29–34). Jesus demonstrates His power over sickness. As a result, the people brought the sick and demon-possessed to Him to be healed.
- Healing a paralyzed man (Mark 2:1–12). Jesus’ displays His power over sickness and His authority to forgive. The Pharisees questioned Jesus’ authority to forgive, but the people glorified God.
- Healing a man with a withered hand (Mark 3:1–6). In this story, Mark tells of not only Jesus’ power over sickness but His authority to do good on the Sabbath. The Pharisees wanted to accuse Jesus of breaking the Sabbath and began to plot against Him.
- Calming a storm (Mark 4:35–41). Jesus’ power over nature is illustrated here. The disciples were afraid and asked, “Who can this be?”
- Raising Jairus’s daughter (Mark 5:21–24, 35–43). Jesus’ power over death. The family of Jairus is overcome with amazement.
- Feeding the five thousand (Mark 6:30–44). Jesus’ power to provide food. The disciples hearts were hardened, and they did not understand what the miracle meant (v. 52).
- Walking on the sea (Mark 6:45–52). Jesus’ power over nature. The disciples were greatly amazed.
- Healing a deaf-mute (Mark 7:31–37). Jesus’ power over the ability to hear and speak. The people spread the news of Jesus and were astonished.
- Casting out a deaf and dumb spirit (Mark 9:14–29). Jesus’ power over the forces of evil, and the source of His power: prayer. The disciples asked Jesus what was the source of His power.
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