Miracles In Mark
Miracles In Mark
The first miracle that Mark records is Jesus casting out unclean spirits [demons] (Mark 1:23-28). Four times he records specific instances of this, and general statements are made on two other occasions. He also gave sight to the blind, he caused the deaf to hear. He restored a withered hand and stopped a 12-year long bleeding problem. He instantly healed a fever, walked on water, calmed the storm, cursed a fig tree so that it immediately died. From a small bit of food, he fed 5,000 men on one occasion and 4,000 people on another.
Then there was the general statement about such miracles. " 56And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well” (Mark 6:56).
As John recorded: "Though he had done so many signs before them, yet they believed not!” (John 12:37). What manner of man is this that the demons obey him? The demons themselves gave the answer when they saw Jesus: “I know who you are — the Holy One of God” (Mark 1:24). “Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God” (Mark 3:11).
God the father said: “You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased” (Mark 1:11). Again, He said: “This is my beloved Son; listen to him” (Mark 9:7).
Of course, there was also His resurrection from the dead. He had foretold this very thing so that when it happened, they would believe. He died a public death that quarantined that all who were there KNEW He had died. They handled the dead body. They buried it and left Him without medical attention. Yet, the grave could not hold Him. The SAME Jesus whom they had crucified came forth from the grave.
In Mark 16 we see the apostles also falter in their faith. When they heard that he was alive…they would not believe it (vs. 11). When the two disciples returned and ‘told the rest, …they did not believe them” (vs. 13). Jesus then appeared to the eleven “...as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen” (vs. 14).
He commissions them to preach the good news about Him to every creature. He that believes and is baptized would be saved, but those who don't believe would be condemned (Mark. 16:16). Why do we believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God? Testimony of those who witnessed these things.
Here is a list of the miracles in Mark:
Each of Mark’s first eleven chapters contains at least one miracle account.
1:21–28 - man with unclean spirit, Capernaum, synagogue on Sabbath
1:29–31 - Peter’s m-in-law
1:32–45 - all who were sick, cast out many demons
1:39 - throughout all Galilee — casting out demons
1:40–45 - a leper
2:1–11 - a paralytic in Capernaum (sins forgiven… )
3:1–6 - man with withered hand - in the synagogue
4:35–41- calms the storm on sea
5:1–20 - Gerasene demon - into the pigs
5:21–43 - Jairus’s daughter, AND the woman with discharge of blood…
6:30–44 - feeds 5,000 men.
6:45–52 - walks on water
6:53–56 - heals the sick people of Gennesaret - "as many as touched the fringe of his garment were made well"
7:24–30 - Syrophoenician Woman’s daughter - demon cast out
7:31–37 - deaf / mute man healed [saliva…]
8:1–10 - feeds 4,000 people
8:22–26 - a blind man at Bethsaida [saliva…]
9:14–29 - boy with unclean spirit [this kind… by prayer]
10:46–52 - blind Bartimaeus of Jericho.
11:12–14, 20-21 - cursed fig tree