May 1, 2021, DAY 119: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Mark 13-14

May 1, 2021

MARK 13-14

On today’s journey, we return to Thursday and Friday of Holy Week. Today we will look beyond Jesus’ resurrection to His return for the believers.

Seek God’s understanding of Mark 13-14. Read Mark 13-14. Let’s journey!

The Book of Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels, and is believed to have been the first. Mark, the author, was not a disciple of Jesus, he was around during the time of Jesus’ earthly ministry and his mother’s home was often a place of gathering for the early church. Mark wrote his gospel, likely with the help of the Apostle Peter, for Gentiles, especially Romans, and it shows Jesus as the ultimate servant and a person of action. Around the time of his writing, Roman Emperor Nero had blamed this new Christian religion for the fire of Rome, which unleashed persecution against the church. It was amongst this era of fear for the new church, in which Mark wrote about the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Mark 13-14: Jesus has a conversation with His disciples about the second coming. Preparations are made for Thursday of Holy Week: the Last Supper, Judas’ betrayal of Christ, Peter’s denial of Jesus, Jesus’ arrest and trial before the Sanhedrin. The stage is set for Jesus to be delivered to Pilate. (Mark 113:1-4:72)

As you read chapters 1 and 2 of Mark, consider the following: The Gospels are about sharing the “Good News” with everyone we encounter throughout our life’s journey. We are not to dwell with sin but we are to share the “Good News” with sinners. Have you shared the “Good News” with someone lately? What have you learned today that you can share with someone you know?


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