Jesus’ Anointing

We have just been introduced into the final tale of Jesus' betrayal. What awaits us in Mark 14:3-9? The tale begins in the house of Simon the Leper is the suburb of Bethany. Jesus was lounging at the table, back then people laid down to eat. Sounds difficult when I think about it, but probably... Continue Reading →

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The Plot Against Jesus

Huzzah! We have survived Mark's collection of end times predictions! Now, it's time to begin the final section in Mark 14:1-2. As I've laid out in previous blogs, the purposeful message of Mark leads us from the divine authority of Jesus to the revelation that he is the prophesied Messiah. What followed then, from chapter's... Continue Reading →

The Arrival of the Son of Man

This next section, Mark 13:24-27 seems to continue the collection of end times related material that Mark put in chapter 13. Just as he collected authority material before. In those days, according to my interpretation, after the destruction of the temple and Jerusalem by the Romans. "The sun will be darkened and the moon will... Continue Reading →

Signs of the End of the Age

So, Jesus has been criticizing the religious authorities of his day for their hypocritical practices, and just ended with the prediction that the temple buildings would be destroyed. Naturally, his disciples are curious about this prophecy, and the first question they have, in Mark 13:3-8 is, "When will these things happen? And what will be... Continue Reading →

The Widow’s Offering

In the previous story, Jesus warned the people about religious leaders who go out of their way to look important and godly, but "devour widow's property." In Mark 12:41-44, we get an example of why it bothers Jesus that these men hunt widows. For a little flare, perhaps you would like to know that there... Continue Reading →

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