This Sunday I conclude a sermon series through the Gospel of Mark (about 60 sermons total). I really enjoyed the pace and laser focus of Mark's Gospel. There is nothing like spending 14 months focused completely on the glory and beauty of Jesus as the Son of God. Along the journey, I developed some thoughts on the resources available on Mark. For those who care, here are a few:
1. The best Mark commentary is James Edwards' Pillar New Testament Commentary. It is the perfect combination of light and heat, spirit and truth, head and heart. It is scholarly yet pastoral. I highly recommend it.
2. There are a handful of very good homiletical commentaries on Mark (sermons compiled in book form). For example, RC Sproul's St. Andrew's Expositional Commentary and Timothy Keller's King's Cross and R. Kent Hughes' 2 volume Preach the Word Commentary.
3. JC Ryle's Expository Thoughts on Mark is worth its weight in gold.
4. William Lane's NICNT and David Garland's NIV Application Commentary and Donald English's Bible Speaks Today are very good.