Giving Thanks for the Sacrifice – Mark 14:23-24

“And [Jesus] took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drink of it. And he said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.’” Mark 14:23-24 While the act of giving thanks was likely expressed by Jesus at every […]

Taken for Granted – Mark 14:6-7

“But Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you…but you will not always have me.’” Mark 14:6-7 The woman in this passage poured out an offering of great sacrifice, seeing Jesus’ worth and taking this opportunity to […]

Able to Stand – Mark 14:29-30

“Peter said to him, ‘Even though they all fall away, I will not.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.’” Mark 14:29-30 Peter was so emphatic about his love for and commitment to Jesus. He was convinced that no […]

The New Covenant – Mark 14:24

“And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.’” Mark 14:24 I haven’t read in Mark for what feels like a while. So, picking […]

Providence – Mark 14:13-16

“And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, ‘Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, “The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my […]

Reckless, Beautiful Love – Mark 14:3-9

“And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came in with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. There were some who said to themselves indignantly, ‘Why was […]