Week 15: Mark 14 Part 2: Yet not what I will….

Monday:  Watch and Pray!                                                  vv 32-42 ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,’ he said to them. ‘Stay here and keep watch.’ v34 Here we see Jesus at maybe one of his most ‘human’ moments.  His heart feels like it’s breaking…

Week 14: Mark 14: 1-32 (Part One) She has done a beautiful thing!

Deepening Discipleship with Mark Week 14: Mark 14: 1-32  She has done a beautiful thing! Monday:  Extravagant Worship.                                                    vv 1-11 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.” v6 Has anyone ever accused you of…

Week 13: Chapter 13: Therefore, keep watch!

Monday:  It’s not about the building!                                 vv 1-4 ‘As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” v1 We have a wonderful building in our church, don’t we?  We could stand outside it…

Week 12: Chapter 12: Love the Lord your God with all your heart!

Monday:  It’s not ours to keep!                                         vv 1-12 ‘He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son…’’ v6 This passage shows us two things:  the foolishness of man who believed that…

Week 11: Chapter 11: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

Monday:  Jesus in control                                                   vv 1-6 ‘If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’” v3 The detailed account of the disciples fetching the donkey shows Jesus in control.  He knew where the…

Week 10: Chapter 10: Cheer up! He’s calling you!

Monday: Dangerous Questions  vv1-12 “Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” v2 The Pharisees were fond of testing Jesus to try and trap him, their minds closed to the possibility that he might have…

Week 9: Mark 9: This is my Son….listen to him!

Monday:  Listen to him!                                                               vv 1-13 ‘Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love.  Listen to him!’’ v7 This is the second time in Mark that we have heard the phrase, “This…

Week 8: Chapter 8: But what about you; who do you say I am?

Monday:  Don’t Forget!                                                                    vv1-13 ‘His disciples answered, “But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?”’ v4 Cast your mind back a couple of weeks to Mark 6.  What do we see there?  Jesus feeding five thousand men (and…

Week 7: Chapter 7: Be opened.

Monday:  Check your motives!                                                              vv1-8 ‘He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “‘These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.’ v6 We all know that you wash your hands before…

Week 6: Chapter 6: How many loaves do you have? Go and see.

Monday:   Familiarity Breeds Contempt                                            vv1-6 ‘”Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offence at him.’ v3 These people had been around as Jesus grew up. …