These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Mark.
"Unclean! Unclean!" The man shouted, and everyone scattered to avoid contact with the leper—everyone except Jesus.
The religious wisdom of the day demanded that a holy man keep away from the common people, the "sinners." So Jesus was bound to encounter resistance as he openly welcomed them. This passage focuses on Christ's compassion toward those we normally avoid.
What is it about yourself that you feel is "unclean"? Confess your sins to God and hear him declare you to be clean once again.
Ask Jesus to help you see people as he does and act toward them as he would.