- Mark 1:1-8
John the Baptist's Proclamation in the wilderness, Part 1 (see also Matthew 3:1-12; Luke 3:11-20; John 1:19-28). John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins. All the country of Judea and all those of Jerusalem went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins.
- Mark 1:4-11
John's Proclamation, Part 2 (1:4-8). Jesus' baptism (1:9-11; see also Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:29-34). Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. A voice came out of the sky, "You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
- Mark 1:9-15
Jesus' baptism (1:9-11; see also Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:29-34). The temptation of Jesus (1:12-13; see also Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13). Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee (1:14-15; see also Matthew 4:12-17; Luke 4:14-15). Immediately the Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness. He was there in the wilderness forty days tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels were serving him.
- Mark 1:14-20
Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee (1:14-15; see also Matthew 4:12-17; Luke 4:14-15). Jesus calls his first disciples (see also Matthew 4:18-22; Luke 5:1-11). After John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News."
- Mark 1:21-28
Jesus rebukes a demon, which demonstrates Jesus' authority (see also Luke 4:31-37). Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, saying, "Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!" Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
- Mark 1:29-39
Jesus heals Simon's mother-in-law and many others (1:29-34; see also Matthew 8:14-17; Luke 4:38-41). Jesus proclaims his message in Galilee (1:35-39; ; see also Matthew 4:23-25; Luke 4:42-44). Simon's wife's mother lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. He came and took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.
- Mark 1:40-45
Jesus cleanses a leper (see also Matthew 8:1-4; Luke 5:12-16). A leper came to Jesus, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If you want to, you can make me clean." Being moved with compassion, he stretched out his hand, and touched him, and said to him, "I want to. Be made clean." When he had said this, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.