This is hours before Jesus’ crucifixion and death, when Jesus is betrayed and arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane, with all his followers deserting Jesus. This is the moment Mark appears in his story about Jesus.
God the Father sent his Son, the priceless gift, the perfect sacrifice, his life broken and poured out, so we might receive forgiveness for our sins and eternal life with God for ever in heaven. The woman’s gift is a beautiful foreshadowing of the gospel, and the gift of God that is Jesus.
Mark 13, this is Jesus teaching his followers a day or two before his arrest and crucifixion. He’s reviewing events that will occur in the near future and the distant future, though admittedly it’s hard to distinguish among those events Jesus is describing, which events will occur in the near future, some in 70 AD, […]
Mark 13 is a chapter in the book of Mark where we encounter another surreal duality in the person of Jesus. Jesus, the Son of God who became a man to be our Savior, the same Jesus who came to rescue lost people, is also the Judge who will condemn those who reject his mercy […]
Jesus is entering Jerusalem, and those who are entering Jerusalem alongside him, they are excited about Jesus. They believe that Jesus is a king, and that Jesus is ushering in the kingdom God had promised would arrive with a future descendant of the OT King David. This crowd of followers doesn’t yet appreciate that Jesus, […]
The chapter opens with what is traditionally known as the Triumphal Entry. It’s the week before Jesus’ death and resurrection, an event that what we think of as Palm Sunday, and the beginning of the Passion Week, with Jesus suffering at the hands of the Jewish and Gentile leaders.