Mark 14: 66 – 72 Peter disowns Jesus

Mark 14: 66 – 72 Peter disowns Jesus While Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest came by. When she saw Peter warming himself, she looked closely at him. ‘You also were with that Nazarene, Jesus,’ she said. But he denied it. ‘I don’t know or understand whatContinue reading “Mark 14: 66 – 72 Peter disowns Jesus”

Mark 14: 53 – 65 Jesus before the Sanhedrin

Mark 14: 53 – 65 Jesus before the Sanhedrin They took Jesus to the high priest, and all the chief priests, the elders and the teachers of the law came together. Peter followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. There he sat with the guards and warmed himself atContinue reading “Mark 14: 53 – 65 Jesus before the Sanhedrin”

Mark 14: 27 – 31 Jesus predicts Peter’s denial

Mark 14: 27 – 31 Jesus predicts Peter’s denial ‘You will all fall away,’ Jesus told them, ‘for it is written: ‘ “I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.” But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.’ Peter declared, ‘Even if all fall away, I willContinue reading “Mark 14: 27 – 31 Jesus predicts Peter’s denial”

Mark 14: 12 – 26 The Last Supper

Mark 14: 12 – 26 The Last Supper On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, ‘Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?’ So he sent two of his disciples, tellingContinue reading “Mark 14: 12 – 26 The Last Supper”

Mark 14: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany

Mark 14: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. ‘But not during the festival,’ they said, ‘or the people may riot.’ WhileContinue reading “Mark 14: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany”

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?”