Day 73: Mark 9:2 to 16

90 Days Through The Bible: Day 73 : Mark 9:2-16:12

Mark continues to tell Jesus’s story from His transfiguration up until He was taken up into Heaven. Mark spent most of his time focusing on Jesus’s ministry and teachings while only spending 2 chapters on his crucifixion, death and resurrection. I was impressed by the fact that during His arrest, trial and death, Jesus had a heart of humility and grace throughout the whole process. I feel like our world is missing the humility and grace that Jesus showed during the darkest time of His life. We have a tendency to argue and force our way, while refusing to listen to what the rest of the world has to say. His quiet leadership and His acceptance of needing to serve us through His death speaks volume on His character. He wasn’t afraid to lead by serving, to get His hands dirty. I hope that I can lead by serving, to be willing to accept when I need to dig deep and work hard to get the job done with grace and humility, and to not rely on others to serve me.


Mark 9:2-16:12


  • Jesus transfigures before Peter, James and John and told them to keep it a secret until He rose from the dead.
  • Jesus casts out a demon that the disciples could not cast out of a boy.
  • Jesus foretells His death and resurrection again – disciples did not understand.
  • Disciples were arguing over who was the greatest: Jesus told them the last would be first.
  • Resist temptations – have salt and be at peace with others.
  • In Judea, Jesus taught marriage between man and wife, they become one flesh.
  • Jesus loves children, let them come to Him.
  • A rich man asks how to receive eternal life: follow commandments and give all to the poor.
  • Jesus foretold His death a third time.
  • James and John asked to sit next to Jesus, but Jesus reminded them that even Jesus came to serve not to be served.
  • Jesus healed Bartimaeus, a blind man, had faith that Jesus would hear his cries.
  • Jesus sent disciples ahead to fetch a colt for Him to ride into Jerusalem – many thought He was King.
  • Jesus removed the marketplace from the temple.
  • Cursed fig tree: Jesus taught to have faith in what you pray for and be sure to forgive others and ask for forgiveness.
  • Chief priests and scribes challenged Jesus’s authority, but could not answer His question.
  • Jesus use.d a parable about the tenants to teach that He is the rejected cornerstone.
  • When asked about taxes: pay Caesar what is his and give to God what is His.
  • When we are raised from the dead – we will be like angels in heaven – no marriage.
  • Greatest commandment: love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.
    • 2nd: love your neighbor as yourself.
  • Jesus was asked about end times: false prophets, war, earthquakes and persecution.
    • The Son of Man will descend and the angels will gather the elect. No one knows but God when this will occur.
  • A woman anointed Jesus at Bethany with very expensive perfume.
  • Judas agrees to betray Jesus for money.
  • Jesus and disciples celebrate Passover in the upper room – Jesus knows who will betray Him.
  • Lord’s supper: broken bread is my body broken for you, cup-my blood poured out for many.
  • Peter refuses to believe he would deny Jesus 3 times.
  • Jesus goes to pray at the garden on Gethsemane and was arrested, betrayed by a kiss from Jesus.
  • Jesus is put on trial and when asked if He is Christ, He answers yes – convicted of blasphemy.
  • Peter denies Jesus 3 times while waiting.
  • Jesus is delivered to Pilate, who tried to release Jesus but they wanted Barnabas released and sent Jesus to be crucified to please the crowd.
  • Jesus was mocked and crucified between 2 robbers. At noon a darkness fell, and at 3 pm – Jesus cried out to “God, why have you forsaken me?” and died -> temple curtain tore in half.
  • Jesus was buried by Joseph.
  • After the Sabbath, the Marys went to anoint His body and found the tomb empty – were told He is Risen! Go & tell!
  • Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene – disciples did not believe her.
  • Jesus appeared before 2 disciples but the rest did not believe.
  • When He appeared to all – He told them to proclaim the gospel to the world – whoever believes and is baptized will be saved.
  • Jesus is taken up into heaven and sat at the right hand of the God.

Help me to remember:

that Jesus accepted His path with humility – did not fight it.

Lord, I ask that . . .

I have the humility and grace to accept what life brings me.

Heavenly Father, I am thankful for . . .

having all of my needs met.


Rachel is a work-from-home mom of two beautiful children. She used to teach middle school math and science and has served in various roles within her local church with the student ministry. Rachel loves being able to watch people grow in their relationship with God, especially by showing them how to study their Bible on their own. She started Honeycomb Wisdom to help people journal their time with God and His Word.
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