Mark 15:16 – 16:8 – Christ Rejected So That We Could Be Brought In

From his birth to his death, rejection was a significant theme running through Jesus’ life. He came to his own but his own received him not…he was despised and rejected by men.   The question is, why? Why was Jesus’ life so characterized by rejection? Why would he leave his throne in heaven where he was […]

Posted on: April 18, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 14:53-15:15 – The Faithlessness of Peter and the Faithfulness of Christ

When they’d finished Pilate gave the opportunity to Jesus to answer the charges, but he made no reply. Pilate urged him to answer; “See how many things they are accusing you of” (v.4), but still Jesus was silent. Pilate was amazed. Why? Why didn’t Jesus speak to them as coolly and wisely as he had […]

Posted on: April 11, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 14:32-52 – Jesus Alone Capable To Drink the Cup

So many Christians have a superficial understanding of Christ. And they never go to the depths of Scripture’s revelation and see the majesty and the glory that comes when you dig deeply. Yes, His glory transcends our understanding, but there is much that we can grasp that makes Him all the more glorious, all the […]

Posted on: April 4, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 14:12-31 – The Significance of the Lord’s Supper

“And He said unto them, This is My blood of the new testament, shed for many.”–Mark 14:24 Never did those lips, upon which grace shed its divinest, sweetest fragrance, utter words so precious as these. The language is figurative, but the truth is literal. “This is My blood,” or, this cup is the ’emblem’ of “My […]

Posted on: March 28, 2019 - 10:07PM

Mark 14:1-11 – Wholehearted Devotion to Jesus

If human love does not carry a man beyond himself, it is not love. If love is always discreet, always wise, always sensible and calculating, never carried beyond itself, it is not love at all. It may be affection, it may be warmth of feeling, but it has not the true nature of love in […]

Posted on: March 22, 2019 - 1:15PM

Mark 13:24-37 – Watching for Christ’s Return

To be found ready, at whatever moment our Lord shall call for us, should be the one object of our ambition. With this view, we should seek to be found in Christ, not having our own righteousness, but that which is of God through faith in Christ. Not content with a general hope of acceptance […]

Posted on: March 14, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 13:1-23 – How the Future Informs How The Church Lives in the Present

Can passion for the world to come actually bear good fruit in this present world? Doesn’t such a future orientation make us subject to the old charge that Christians are so heavenly minded we’re no earthly good? Doesn’t it lead to a withdrawal from this present world? Certainly many people have thought so. Henry David Thoreau […]

Posted on: March 7, 2019 - 7:27PM

Mark 12:35-44 – Jesus the Son of David and the Lord of David

The Jews had always acknowledged, and this is important. The Jews had, historically, always acknowledged that Psalm 110 was a messianic Psalm. That had never been debated in ancient times. And by the way, it is the most often quoted Psalm by the New Testament writers. It is quoted more than any other Psalm. It […]

Posted on: February 28, 2019 - 10:00PM

Mark 12:13-34 – The Greatest Commandment

True religion is all about loving God and loving people. It is that simple. Yet it is impossible. The GREAT COMMANDMENT is not the way of salvation. It is the evidence that convicts us of the guilt of sin. No one loves God with all his heart, soul, and mind. And no one loves his […]

Posted on: February 21, 2019 - 10:06PM

Mark 11:27-12:12 – The Authority of Jesus

Preserved within the gospel of Mark is a diverse and significant body of evidence of the verus sensus Jesu (the true historical Jesus). Nowhere is the continuity between the memory of the early Church and the self-understanding of Jesus more discernible than in Mark’s witness to his exousia, his divine legitimacy as God’s Son and servant. In Jewish […]

Posted on: February 14, 2019 - 10:00PM