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October 21, 2017

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Reading along with us in Mark? Here’s today’s reading:

Mark 11 (ESV)

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”...Continue Reading

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  1. 29Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.

  2. I was struck in a deeper way with the colt exchange. Just tell them the Lord needs it……reminds me of that childlike faith spoken of in chapter 10. If the Lord needs it, then there is no question, let Him have it. And every time I read the account of the triumphal entry I think what a difference a week makes. Praised and honored at the beginning of the week, and crucified on Friday.

    And it is pretty clear Jesus is committed to what is true as opposed to what is popular. The cleansing of the temple is certainly a reflection of that. Great lesson in that for all of us.

    And answering a question with a question….very wise. I think Jesus is saying here “If you don’t understand or appreciate Who was behind John’s life and ministry, why should I give you the time of day to tell you what my authority is.” And btw, they are the same!!! John and Jesus are on the same page. It is the leaders of Israel that are clueless.

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