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This 365-day reading plan leads you from Genesis to Revelation in just a year. Though it doesn't include every chapter and verse, it offers a complete view of Scripture and does so without being overwhelming. By skipping past material that appears more than once, it gives you a streamlined look at the entire Bible. Take this tour of God's Word to discover its life-changing wisdom and power.

June 24, 2017

passage 1 - Mark 1:16-39

* - denotes footnote

The First Disciples
16 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon* and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living.17 Jesus called out to them, "Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!"18 And they left their nets at once and followed him.
  19 A little farther up the shore Jesus saw Zebedee's sons, James and John, in a boat repairing their nets.20 He called them at once, and they also followed him, leaving their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired men.

Jesus Casts Out an Evil Spirit
21 Jesus and his companions went to the town of Capernaum. When the Sabbath day came, he went into the synagogue and began to teach.22 The people were amazed at his teaching, for he taught with real authority—quite unlike the teachers of religious law.
  23 Suddenly, a man in the synagogue who was possessed by an evil* spirit began shouting,24 "Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!"
  25 Jesus cut him short. "Be quiet! Come out of the man," he ordered.26 At that, the evil spirit screamed, threw the man into a convulsion, and then came out of him.
  27 Amazement gripped the audience, and they began to discuss what had happened. "What sort of new teaching is this?" they asked excitedly. "It has such authority! Even evil spirits obey his orders!"28 The news about Jesus spread quickly throughout the entire region of Galilee.

Jesus Heals Many People
29 After Jesus left the synagogue with James and John, they went to Simon and Andrew's home.30 Now Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away.31 So he went to her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. Then the fever left her, and she prepared a meal for them.
  32 That evening after sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus.33 The whole town gathered at the door to watch.34 So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee
35 Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.36 Later Simon and the others went out to find him.37 When they found him, they said, "Everyone is looking for you."
  38 But Jesus replied, "We must go on to other towns as well, and I will preach to them, too. That is why I came."39 So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and casting out demons.

Footnotes:

1:16 Simon is called "Peter" in 3:16 and thereafter.
1:23 Greek unclean; also in 1:26, 27.
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