• 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

  • 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

  • Premeditated Betrayal

    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 ...Read More

  • Jesus Pronounces an Oracle of Woe

    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 ...Read More

  • Jesus’ Blood of The Covenant

    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 ...Read More

  • Jesus’ Blood of The Covenant

    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 ...Read More

  • Real Body and Blood?

    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 ...Read More

  • The Scattering of Sheep

    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 ...Read More

  • The Shepherd is Struck

    Mark 14:26–50

    Jesus solemnly warns us that He will deny before the Father those who deny Him before the world (Matt. 10:32–33). This should strike fear into our hearts and lead us to pray for the strength to confess Him ...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 ...Read More

  • 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 ...Read More

  • Arrested Under the Cover of Night

    Mark 14:43–49

    Isaiah 53:12 prophesies that the Messiah would be “numbered with the transgressors,” treated as if He were a sinner even though He would have no sin of His own. This numbering began when Jesus was arrested as if ...Read More

  • The Fleeing Disciples

    Mark 14:50–52

    Certainly there was a real young man who actually fled the arrest of Jesus, leaving his clothes behind. That he was a real historical person, however, does not take away from the fact that we can see in him a ...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

  • The Son of Man at the Right Hand of Power

    Mark 14:61–62

    Our estimation of Jesus should be no less than Jesus’ own estimation of Himself. Jesus presented Himself not merely as a great teacher or worker of miracles, though He was each of those. Instead, He revealed Himself to be God ...Read More