Mark 10



Mark 10 addresses topics such as divorce, the value of childlike faith, the challenges of wealth, Jesus' predictions of his death, the nature of true greatness, and the healing power of faith. These events and teachings collectively contribute to the Gospel's central themes of discipleship, faith, and the kingdom of God.


  1. Teaching on Divorce (Mark 10:1-12): Pharisees question Jesus about divorce. He reaffirms the sanctity of marriage, stating that divorce goes against God's original intent.
  2. Blessing the Children (Mark 10:13-16): People bring children to Jesus, and he blesses them, emphasizing the importance of childlike faith.
  3. The Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17-31): A wealthy young man asks Jesus about eternal life. Jesus challenges him to sell his possessions and follow him, illustrating the difficulty the rich face in entering God's kingdom.
  4. Jesus Predicts His Death Again (Mark 10:32-34): Jesus foretells his upcoming arrest, suffering, and resurrection, preparing his disciples for what lies ahead.
  5. Request of James and John (Mark 10:35-45): James and John request positions of honor in Jesus' kingdom. Jesus teaches about servant leadership, stating that the greatest is the one who serves others.
  6. Healing of Blind Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46-52): Jesus heals a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, illustrating the power of faith and persistence in seeking help from Jesus.