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October 24, 2017

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

Mark 14 (ESV)

It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.”

3 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. 4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? 5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. 6 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9 And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”...Continue Reading

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  1. 24And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.

    I never noticed the young man who left his linen and ran away. Seems so random.

    61But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” 62And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” ❤️

  2. Jesus had to go it alone, and in his flesh, somewhat frustrated that his prayer warriors were not concerned enough to stay awake. This was the perfect obedience of the Son. He went to the cross not trusting in the prayer of his closest friends, but in obedience to the Father’s will.

  3. women who pores alabaster – demonstrates love and sacrifice
    Judas demonstrates fear and betrayal
    Peter demonstrates love and devotion from the lips yet succombs to fear rather than faith
    Jesus demonstrates love, sacrifice and obedience
    Man who runs away naked – he was just scared

  4. The events of the end of Jesus’ life unfolds. And good summation Jim of all that is happening here. I think Jesus shines the brightest here in this chapter and the next. I think about what it was like for Him to go through these things. I wonder how His divinity and His humanity engaged together here. At any time to have the capacity to say stop, I don’t deserve this, I am above this, I don’t have to subject myself to these self absorbed and deceived humans. Ah but it is NOT my will but THY will be done. But then for Jesus to be anointed, to be shown the honor He deserved, to share a special moment with His disciples, to establish the elements of communion that His followers would continue for millennia, certainly would encourage Him in all He was going through. And we see yet again, What a Savior! He is faithful and consistent when everyone else is not.

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