• Bearing Witness to Christ Devotional

    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 to be faithful to Jesus even if it might mean suffering before earthly rulers? View Resource

  • Enduring to the End Devotional

    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 we would never betray another Christian and that we would have the wisdom to rely only on divine grace. View Resource

  • An Abomination in the Temple Devotional

    Mark 13:14–20

    The temple in Jerusalem may no longer be standing, but that does not mean that desecrating holy things is now impossible. Throughout history, heretics have sometimes attained leadership or other positions of influence in Christ’s church, corrupting people with their abominable doctrines. Let us be on guard that these wolves do not slip in undiscovered. View Resource

  • False Signs and Wonders Devotional

    Mark 13:21–23

    The truth of a teacher’s words is determined not by the feats he can perform but by the orthodoxy of what he teaches. We are never to follow anyone who perverts the truth of God’s Word, no matter how gifted that person is, how large of an organization that person commands, or how amazing that person’s work seems to be. View Resource

  • Signs in the Heavens Devotional

    Mark 13:24–26

    Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead, but that does not mean every passage that might seem to predict that event is actually talking about the second coming of Christ. We must be careful Bible students, seeking to build our doctrines only on those passages that actually teach them. In so doing, we will be able to defend our beliefs with the Word of God whenever someone asks us about our faith. View Resource

  • Within a Generation Devotional

    Mark 13:27–31

    Since the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, the gospel has borne most of its fruit among the Gentiles. That does not mean, however, that the Lord has abandoned the Jews. He has His elect people distributed among both Jews and Gentiles, so our missions efforts should be directed to making disciples of both the Jews and the Gentiles. Let us do what we can to support the task of taking the gospel to all peoples. View Resource

  • The Call to Stay Awake Devotional

    Mark 13:32–37

    How do we prepare ourselves for the second coming of Christ? The answer is relatively simple: we must make sure that we belong to Jesus as His redeemed people, as His disciples. If you are not a Christian, you will not be ready for the Lord’s return. Repent and trust Jesus alone this day. If you are a believer, seek to be a fruitful disciple that you might hear Christ’s words of commendation when He comes again. View Resource

  • Cowardly Priests and Scribes Devotional

    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, motivated by His great love for His people. Let us thank and praise Him for His grace and love that shields us in Christ from the wrath we deserve. View Resource

  • Jesus’ Anointing in Bethany Devotional

    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 Him those things that we highly value. Let us be faithful to return to our Creator His good gifts, and may we be willing to give up what is valuable to us for the sake of God’s kingdom. View Resource

  • Premeditated Betrayal Devotional

    Mark 14:10–11

    Judas is an example of how dangerous it is for us to entertain sin. When we do not mortify our evil desires but indulge them, we make our hearts hard and willing to do things that are unspeakably wicked. Let us repent of our sin and resist the devil, for as we refuse to entertain our sinful desires, we are built up in holiness and are kept, by the grace of God, from great wickedness. View Resource

  • Jesus Pronounces an Oracle of Woe Devotional

    Mark 14:17–21

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in His commentary Mark: “It is not as though God in His sovereignty coerced Judas to carry out the evil act of betraying Jesus. Rather, the sovereign God worked His will in and through the choices of His creatures. Judas did exactly what Judas wanted to do, but God brought good out of evil, redemption out of treachery.” We cannot blame God for our sin. We sin because we want to do what is wrong. View Resource

  • Jesus’ Blood of The Covenant Devotional

    Mark 14:22–25

    We cannot have life itself if we do not have Christ. Indeed, we need Him more than we need to eat and drink physical food for the sake of our bodies. The Lord’s Supper helps to remind us of our total dependence on the Savior, so let us be cognizant of how much we need Him this day and every day. View Resource

  • Jesus’ Blood of The Covenant Devotional

    Mark 14:22–25

    We cannot have life itself if we do not have Christ. Indeed, we need Him more than we need to eat and drink physical food for the sake of our bodies. The Lord’s Supper helps to remind us of our total dependence on the Savior, so let us be cognizant of how much we need Him this day and every day. View Resource

  • Real Body and Blood? Devotional

    Mark 14:22–25

    One of the fundamental principles of biblical interpretation is that Scripture is its own interpreter. In other words, we must be careful not to impose alien systems of thoughts upon the text but rather strive to interpret each passage of Scripture in light of every other. Take some time this week to review a resource that gives rules for the proper interpretation of the Bible so that you might be equipped to understand the text rightly. View Resource

  • The Scattering of Sheep Devotional

    Mark 14:26–31

    Because God glorifies all those whom He justifies (Rom. 8:28–30), we know that no person with true faith can be cut off finally from salvation. However, even the elect may fall into gross sin, even denying Jesus as Peter did. Although such people will repent before they die, it is far better if we never fall away even temporarily. Let us turn to Christ for strength to persevere in faith and obedience. View Resource