• Willing Spirits and Weak Flesh

    Mark 14:37–42

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage: “The consideration of the weakness and infirmity of our flesh should engage and quicken us to prayer and watchfulness.” Even when we find ourselves the most willing to do what is good, we must ...Read More

  • Jesus in Gethsemane

    Mark 14:32–36

    John Calvin comments on today’s passage, “Christ, amidst fear and sadness, was weak without any taint of sin.” Jesus asked for another way to save us, but He did not ask out of obstinate disobedience and a refusal to submit ...Read More

  • Jesus’ Anointing in Bethany

    Mark 14:3–9

    Our great and holy God owns all of creation, so all that we have is really His anyway. But He gives us resources to steward, and one way we show our gratitude for His gifts is to give back to ...Read More

  • Cowardly Priests and Scribes

    Mark 14:1–2

    Jesus died during Passover to show us that He is the Lamb of God who shields us from divine wrath and frees us from the dominion of sin. This is what God Himself ordained, for salvation is from Him alone, ...Read More

  • Enduring to the End

    Mark 13:11–13

    Even today, in many parts of the world, professing Christians betray believers to the governing authorities. We do not know what the future may bring, but we do know that God’s grace will sustain His people. Let us pray that ...Read More

  • Bearing Witness to Christ

    Mark 13:9–10

    Today’s passage, while it had an immediate fulfillment two thousand years ago, continues to have relevance for us today. It shows us that faithfulness to Christ may lead to our arrest and trial before the governing authorities. Are you prepared ...Read More

  • False Messiahs, Wars, and Natural Disasters

    Mark 13:5–8

    That Jesus said false messiahs and natural disasters were only the beginning of the signs of Jerusalem’s end cautions us about drawing too many conclusions when we see such things in our own day. Natural disasters and false prophets are ...Read More

  • The Olivet Discourse

    Mark 13:1–4

    Difficult passages such as Mark 13 show us that we need to be careful when we read and interpret the Bible. Particularly with difficult passages, we must not jump to conclusions hastily, but we must think about the text thoroughly ...Read More

  • Crucified and Reviled

    Mark 15:27–32

    That Mark can describe the mocking of Jesus as blasphemy shows us how seriously we must take the name of Jesus. His name is not something that should appear on our lips or flow from our pens in a frivolous ...Read More

  • Jesus on Trial

    Mark 14:53–60

    Whether any of the authorities who put Jesus on trial ever came to saving faith in Him is uncertain. We do know this: Jesus’ sacrifice is enough to cover even the worst of sins. To receive the benefits of His ...Read More

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