We come now to Mark’s account of Jesus’ arrest and betrayal. J.C. Ryle comments on Mark 14: 43-52 Let us notice, secondly, in these verses, how all things in our Lord’s passion happened according to God’s Word. His own address to those who took Him, exhibits this in a striking manner–“the Scripture must be fulfilled.” There was … More God’s purpose. No accident. No chance.
“But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his … More Always ready to meet Him
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. … More What would we have thought if we had lived on earth two thousand years ago?
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God … More “Not far” from the kingdom is not close enough
Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God? Mark 12:24 These are Jesus’ first words of comment to the Sadducees. How relevant in our day, when people are no longer Biblically literate. How we need to KNOW God’s Word and KNOW God … More Ryle: “Let us not be ignorant of the Bible”
“By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” And they discussed it … More I cannot….or I WILL not?
Mark 11:12-14 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he … More Lessons from a fig tree: We must bear fruit, or be lost forever
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” … More His death was the great end for which He came into the world
Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. And Jesus, aware of … More Eyes dim and perception slow
J.C. Ryle on Mark 8:1-8- …with Christ nothing is impossible. The disciples said, “But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?” They might well say so. Without the hand of Him who first made the world out of nothing, the thing could not be. But in the almighty hands … More How much more will He supply the need of those who trust Him?