• 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

  • The Shepherd is Struck Devotional

    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 in all circumstances. Yet His words should not cause us to despair, for His statement is not an absolute one. Christ will only deny those who continue to deny Him, but He will always receive back into fellowship those who have denied Him if they repent of their betrayal. View Resource

  • Jesus in Gethsemane Devotional

    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 to the Lord. He was willing to obey the Father no matter what it would take. Let us pray that God would grant us the very same willingness. View Resource

  • Willing Spirits and Weak Flesh Devotional

    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 pray that our flesh would not stand in the way. Let us seek God’s face and not trust in our own strength that we might follow through on all our desires to serve the Lord. View Resource

  • Arrested Under the Cover of Night Devotional

    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 He were a common criminal, and it culminated on the cross when Jesus underwent the punishment our sins deserve. Have you praised God this day for our Savior’s great sacrifice on our behalf? View Resource

  • The Fleeing Disciples Devotional

    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 warning to us. The temptation to flee our Christian profession is strong when there is a real cost to our obedience, and if we trust in ourselves, we will fail. Let us ask the Lord for the strength and grace to persevere under trial. View Resource

  • Jesus on Trial Devotional

    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 sacrifice, all that we need to do is turn to Him in faith and repentance. If you are burdened by sin this day, know that the grace of Christ is sufficient to cleanse you no matter what you have done. All you need to do is turn to Him in faith. View Resource

  • The Son of Man at the Right Hand of Power Devotional

    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, the Creator of all things. As we tell others about Jesus, let us make sure that we affirm His deity. View Resource