It’s Time to Begin the Book of Mark! {Intro and Resources for Mark 1-5}

Join Good Morning Girls as we read through the Bible cover to cover one chapter a day. Here are the resources you need to study the Book of Mark. #Biblestudy #Mark #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

Cue the Confetti!  It’s time to begin!!!  I am so excited to begin the Book of Mark with all of you!

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The Book of Mark Overview

We are going to be on the move with Christ! The book of Mark was written to the church in Rome, to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. Mark takes a different approach than the other gospels, focusing more on what Jesus did and less on what he said.

Mark starts with John the Baptist in the wilderness and moves quickly into the baptism of Jesus, the temptation in the desert, the calling of the disciples, the public ministry of Jesus Christ and then to the climax of Christ on the cross and the resurrection of our Savior.

Mark shows Jesus in a way that connects us intimately with Him. We see Him as the suffering servant,  serving and eventually giving his life as the ultimate sacrifice, for our sins.

The Purpose: To present the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Author: John Mark. Mark was not one of the original 12 disciples but was the accompaniment of Paul and Barnabas in the book of Acts. (If you struggle with second chances, this is a beautiful display of how the Lord can use us! John Mark struggled in the book of Acts and yet God still used him to pen a book that we still read today! To God be the glory!)

Time Period: written between AD 55 and 65

Mark was probably the first gospel written and records more miracles than any of the others. All the other gospels combined, quote all but 31 verses of Mark.

Key Verse: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Major Themes of the Book of Mark

Jesus as the Son of God: In the book of Mark, we see Jesus as God himself, come to earth. He is both fully God and fully man and his divinity is clearly seen in his power displayed through miracles.

Jesus as a Servant: Christ came to serve and the giving of His life was the ultimate act of service. With this example in mind, we also should serve God and others. Greatness in the kingdom of God comes through service.

Jesus as a Miracle Worker: Mark records more miracles than any other gospel and more miracles than sermons. Jesus didn’t just tell people who He was, He showed them.

The Spreading of the Gospel: Jesus gave the gospel first to the Jews and then to the Gentiles as well. Jesus challenges his disciples’ -and us- to go into all the world and preach the gospel. We need to reach out beyond our comfort zone and borders, to share the gospel everywhere!

The book of Mark is going to take us on a whirlwind trip back to the time of Christ. It is going to push us to live like Christ did. Be ready for action – and to take action! Be open to God moving in your life to serve others!

Here’s the  Printable Bible Bookmark


Here is this week’s Bible Reading Plan:

Here are this week’s Group Discussion Questions

{If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.}:

Mark 1Mark 2Mark 3Mark 4Mark 5
To print the 16 Discussion Questions for Mark – click here.

The Verses of the Day:

I encourage you to choose which verse you’d like to memorize or meditate on.  The printable below includes all 5 verses of the day — for the entire week!  Print and cut them out and put them in the bathroom, kitchen, beside your bed and computer and use them for meditation throughout the week.

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8

Mark 1Mark 2Mark 3-35[1]Mark 4-40-41Mark 5-36 2


Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Mark 1-5

Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:

Here is the SOAK method I refer to in the video:

SOAK graphic

And the Bible Coloring  Bookmark:

Bible Coloring Chart Bookmark 2Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart

Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:

Bible Hi-Glider Highlighters
Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils
ESV Inductive Study Bible
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Daily Check-Ins on Facebook and Instagram!

GMG Facebook Page for Mark

Join us EVERY weekday morning after 7:45amEST on Facebook
to discuss the day’s reading assignment.


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Share your insights using the hashtag #GoodMorningGirls. 

Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Wednesday as we go deeper into God’s Word together!

Walk with the King,


Ps. If you have children – here’s our new resources:

{Free Printable} The Book of Mark Word Searches FOR KIDS!

Mark Word Searches for Kids

{Free Printable} The Book of Mark Verse of the Day Copywork FOR KIDS!
Mark Verses of the Day for Kids

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Good Morning Girls – The Book of Mark Journal
(for ages 10-110)

Good Morning Guys – The Book of Mark Journal
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  1. Thankyou again Courtney! We love an appreciate all your effort!
    I did not realise Mark was written by a different Mark so Thankyoufor putting that in there!

  2. Just to let you know there is 2 typos… you put job as the name of the kid’s tracing work and left the job book picture at the bottom of the post 🙂
    Amazing amazing bucket load of work that you have done though!

  3. Really looking forward to Mark!! Doing this one with my teens too!! (we did Job together, it was so amazing to go through it with them) 🙂
    Thanks Courtney!

  4. Hi

    I was wondering if it was possible to buy an e-version of the journal for this study? Then I can just print off what I want. Not sure how the pages are laid out, as the preview on Amazon doesn’t show much.


    1. Hi Helen,

      I’m sorry – there is not an eversion available and Amazon automatically creates the “look inside” feature and I do not get to control which pages they show. If you want to see what the inside looks like – visit me on Instagram and scroll down through my feed to see pictures at

      If you want the short version of the journal – it does not include the daily verse or reflection question- you can print it for free from here:

      Hope that helps!
      Courtney 🙂

  5. I am so ready to study the book of Mark. I just recently came across this website and was very impressed with all the work that has gone in to make it so inviting. I am a retired person caring for my husband who is a cancer patient. I usually am up between 4 and 5 but slept to 8 this morning. I could not believe I was late getting into God’s Word, but I am a firm believer that there was a reason that I slept in. Thanks and will be praying for you and all who take the time to study with you.

  6. Regarding the discussion question for today, yes! My husband felt the call to ministry at a time in our lives when it made no sense. All of our friends thought we were crazy, but w/ our 4 children, we said goodbye to our jobs, family (even when my mom was near death), friends, schools, home and sold most of our things as we left for seminary for 3 years. I did fly back to be with my mom the last week of her life, but it was still one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. But God has blessed us beyond words! I have to admit, it’s never a dull moment being led by the Spirit! lol But it is very freeing. <3

  7. Thank you for the encouragement to read a specific part of God’s Word each day. I am looking forward to what He has to say to my heart in the following days. Again thank you!

  8. Hi Courtney,
    I have only recently discovered you website in Australia and am looking forward to doing the study on Mark as we lead up to Easter. Thank you for all your preparation and the way you have so beautifully presented the study. Blessings Catherine

  9. How do I sign up? I want to!!!! God is calling my name! I can hear Him loud and clear, “study my words, listen and pray.” There is my peace.

  10. I love this, I am glad God put you in my path. I am on the book of Mark with you all and I am just hungry for the word, this is great since we are always on computers anyways.

  11. I have recently reached the point of a big change in my life. It’s not that I feel “called” by God, but I have become very very unhappy with my work and I made the decision last Tuesday to resign. I teach so I will finish out the school year and then next fall I have no idea what will be in store for my family. This reading and especially the daily verse actually lines up so well with what my pastor preached about in the sermon at church yesterday, listening to God’s still small voice. Honestly, I have absolutely no idea what God wants me to do with my life at this point. I spent six years in college doing what I thought was going to be right for my life and now I am back at square one, feeling like a failure with no sense of direction and I’m not even sure that I hear God calling me at all or how I would know if He did. I hope that if I do though I will be willing to follow Him.

    1. Caitlin,

      I will pray while you’re out there walking on water! I resigned after 17 years because I had lost my passion for the classroom, but God has blessed me with opportunities I never knew were possible until I gave up everything and started praying that his path be revealed:) I will pray the same for you:)


    1. I’m so sorry Crystal. We are not regrouping at this time – we will in June. I want to invite you to join our public group over at the Good Morning Girls Facebook page – there is a ton of sharing happening there – go to and scroll down to see everyone’s input through out the day.

      Hope that helps,

  12. Good evening girls, I have been looking forward to this study, as I am working recently, I do regret not able to wake up in the Word like these past few months since I’ve been unemployed but it is what it is. I know God will bring blessings for us soon, since money is tight and we need the money. But it is all in his hands, I feel a little like Job right now with everything going wrong but he is on the throne and all will work out, I am being patient ,praying and trying not to let this all get the best of me . So Good Evening girls God Bless.

  13. Thank you for making this possible. Day 1 and already enriched! I guess I need to breakdown and rejoin Facebook just to join the discussions 🙂

  14. Iam super excited about your website!
    I kept seeing your # on IG
    So I started clicking away…

    I cant wait to recieve the Mark guide.

    Im hungry to learn more on the word, I need it & my family needs it

  15. Courtney!
    I am so excited about the addition of kids copy work and word searches. Now my my 4 year old can participate using the copy work right along with my 10 year old. Thanks for making them tracing pages. I. Love. It.


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