Mark 13: 32 – 37 The day and hour unknown

Mark 13: 32 – 37 The day and hour unknown [… Jesus said to them]: ‘But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a manContinue reading “Mark 13: 32 – 37 The day and hour unknown”

Mark 13: 1 – 31 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times

Mark 13: 1 – 31 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!’ ‘Do you see all these great buildings?’ replied Jesus. ‘Not one stone here will be left upon another;Continue reading “Mark 13: 1 – 31 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times”

Mark 12: 41 – 44 The widow’s offering

Mark 12: 41 – 44 The widow’s offering Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few pence.Continue reading “Mark 12: 41 – 44 The widow’s offering”

Mark 12: 38 – 40 Warning against the teachers of the law

Mark 12: 38 – 40 Warning against the teachers of the law As he taught, Jesus said, ‘Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the market-places, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honourContinue reading “Mark 12: 38 – 40 Warning against the teachers of the law”

Mark 12: 35 – 37 Whose son is the Messiah?

Mark 12: 35 – 37 Whose son is the Messiah? While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, ‘Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: ‘ “The Lord said to my Lord: ‘Sit at my rightContinue reading “Mark 12: 35 – 37 Whose son is the Messiah?”

Mark 12: 28 – 34 The greatest commandment

Mark 12: 28 – 34 The greatest commandment One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, ‘Of all the commandments, which is the most important?’ ‘The most important one,’ answered Jesus, ‘is this: “Hear, O Israel: the Lord ourContinue reading “Mark 12: 28 – 34 The greatest commandment”

Mark 12: 18 – 27 Marriage at the resurrection

Mark 12: 18 – 27 Marriage at the resurrection Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring forContinue reading “Mark 12: 18 – 27 Marriage at the resurrection”

Mark 12: 13 – 17 Paying the poll-tax to Caesar

Mark 12: 13 – 17 Paying the poll-tax to Caesar Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. They came to him and said, ‘Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to whoContinue reading “Mark 12: 13 – 17 Paying the poll-tax to Caesar”

Mark 12: 1 – 12 The parable of the tenants

Mark 12: 1 – 12 The parable of the tenants Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: ‘A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall round it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. At harvestContinue reading “Mark 12: 1 – 12 The parable of the tenants”

Mark 11: 27 – 33 The authority of Jesus questioned

Mark 11: 27 – 33 The authority of Jesus questioned They arrived again in Jerusalem, and while Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders came to him. ‘By what authority are you doing these things,’ they asked. ‘And who gave you authority to doContinue reading “Mark 11: 27 – 33 The authority of Jesus questioned”