In the first chapter of Mark were introduced to John the Baptist. We also get to read about the baptism of Jesus by John; after he’s baptised he goes into the wilderness. When he returns from the wilderness he appoints his first disciples: Simon (Peter) and Andrew. Jesus casts out the first demon in chapter one and continues to go around doing miraculous healings of all types. In later chapters we learn the parables of the sower and the mustard seed; Jesus also controls the seas and winds and feeds thousands with a loaf and five fish. In chapters 14-16 we learn of the betrayal of Judas, the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The book ends with Jesus at the right hand of God and the Apostles preaching the Word and performing miracles.
Luke The purpose of this book is to give a detailed account of Jesus’ life, like the other Gospels. There were mostly parables and Jesus’ interest in the poor and oppressed; this included the Centurion’s servant and a widow’s son, one about to die and other, already dead. Jesus had compassion on both of these people and healed them completely. Sometimes the first four chapters are described as preparation for Jesus’ ministry. Chapters 4-19 is Jesus ministering to people in Galilee, Judea and Perea. The remaining chapters start