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Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior

2 volumes in 1 / ESV Edition

By R. Kent Hughes

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The Gospel of Mark resounds with the dynamic power of the Lord Jesus Christ, a message that is desperately needed in an age of aggressive evil and apathetic faith.

In what is perhaps the most dramatic and action-packed of the Synoptic Gospels, Mark’s writing continues to inspire increased commitment to the Lord in the Church at large. His portrayal of Christ as the Servant-Savior takes on fresh relevance in these expositions by respected pastor and author R. Kent Hughes.

With careful exegesis and instructive illustrations, Hughes draws many practical lessons for everyday living and ministry from the Biblical text. Written to help preachers and Bible teachers communicate God’s Word more effectively, this engaging commentary unpacks the Gospel of Mark with clarity and passion.

Part of the Preaching the Word series.


R. Kent Hughes

R. Kent Hughes (DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, and former professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Hughes is also a founder of the Charles Simeon Trust, which conducts expository preaching conferences throughout North America and worldwide. He serves as the series editor for the Preaching the Word commentary series and is the author or coauthor of many books. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Spokane, Washington, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren.

Product Details

Category: Commentaries & Reference
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 464
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 27.92 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3838-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3838-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433538384
Case Quantity: 16
Published: March 31, 2015

Table of Contents

  1. The Purpose of Life (10:45)
  2. The Effective Witness: John the Baptist (1:1–11)
  3. The Temptation of Christ (1:12, 13 and Matthew 4:1–11)
  4. The Beginning of Christ’s Ministry (1:14–20)
  5. The Authority of Christ (1:21–28)
  6. The Heart of the Healer (1:29–39)
  7. The Master’s Touch (1:40–45)
  8. The Capernaum Caper (2:1–12)
  9. Jesus, Friend of Sinners (2:13–17)
  10. The New Wine of Christ (2:18—3:6)
  11. Jesus, Pressured Jesus (3:7–19)
  12. A Third Opinion (3:20–30)
  13. Christ’s Kinsmen (3:31–35)
  14. Authentic Hearing (4:1–20)
  15. Jesus Calming the Storm (4:35–41)
  16. Jesus: Lord of the Spirits (5:1–20)
  17. Jesus’ Power over Illness and Death (5:21–43)
  18. Ministering Midst Unbelief (6:1–13)
  19. Death of a Conscience (6:14–29)
  20. The Feeding of the Five Thousand (6:30–44)
  21. The Storms of Life (6:45–52)
  22. Truly Clean (7:1–23)
  23. A Pleasing Faith (7:24–30 and Matthew 15:21–28)
  24. Modeling Ministry (7:31–37)
  25. Nurturing Spiritual Understanding (8:1–21)
  26. Christ and Human Expectations (8:22–26)
  27. What Confessing Christ Means (8:27–38)
  28. The Midnight Son (9:2–13)
  29. Unbelieving Faith (9:14–32)
  30. Attitudes for Ministry (9:33–41)
  31. The Demanding Requirements of Discipleship (9:42–50)
  32. What Jesus Says about Divorce (10:1–12)
  33. Like a Little Child (10:13–16)
  34. The Rich Young Man (10:17–31)
  35. Blind Sight (10:46–52)
  36. Welcoming the King (11:1–11)
  37. The Wrath of Jesus (11:12–26)
  38. A Warning to the Unreceptive (11:27—12:12)
  39. Christians’ Allegiances (12:13–17)
  40. Resurrection? Yes! (12:18–27)
  41. Not Far from the Kingdom (12:28–34)
  42. Whose Son Is the Christ? (12:35–40)
  43. Money Speaks (12:41–44)
  44. Jesus’ Farewell Prophecy (13:1–37)
  45. Love’s Extravagance (14:1–11)
  46. The Master’s Mastery (14:12–21)
  47. The Institution of the Lord’s Supper (14:22–26)
  48. Steeling the Church (14:27–40)
  49. The Betrayal of Jesus (14:41–52)
  50. The Two Rocks (14:53–72)
  51. Pilate before Christ (15:1–20)
  52. Revelations of the Cross, Part 1 (15:21–32)
  53. Revelations of the Cross, Part 2 (15:33–41)
  54. Sunday’s Children (15:42—16:8)

“There is a long history of informed, edifying biblical expositions that have been mightily used for God to shape and strengthen the church. These volumes admirably fit this tradition.”

D. A. Carson

Cofounder and Theologian-at-Large, The Gospel Coalition