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Day 149 – Truly this is the Son of God

Today’s reading: 15:21-39 Recall the backstory of the Gospel of Mark.  Remember that Mark was not an Apostle, but rather the companion/secretary of Peter.  Mark’s Gospel in a recording of the preaching of Peter to the Gentiles, most specifically the … Continue reading

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Day 148 – Pilate

Today’s reading: Mk 15:1-20 Today we read Mark’s account of Jesus trail and conviction.  He says something particularly interesting about why Pilate sends Jesus to be crucified. We know that Pilate did not think Jesus was guilty of any crime.  … Continue reading

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Day 147 – The Naked Man

Today’s reading: Mk 14:43-72 There is a curious bit at the ending of Mark’s account of the arrest of Jesus. And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, but … Continue reading

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Day 146 – The Last Supper

Today’s reading: Mk 14:22-42 Today we read Mark’s account of the Last Supper.  Mark provides us with some particularly important details.  Here is the passage, note again how the last supper follows the same exact pattern as the distribution of … Continue reading

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Day 145 – The Woman with the Expensive Oil and the Man with the Water Jug

Today’s reading: Mk 14:1-21 Today we read about the woman who anoints Jesus with oil shortly before the Last Supper and the Passion begin.  We are told that the ointment is worth 300 denarii.  A single denarius was a day’s … Continue reading

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Day 144 – Be Watchful

Today’s reading: Mk 13:14-37 Today we read more of Jesus’ prophecy of the end of the Temple and the destruction of Jerusalem.  One interesting fact is that Jesus told his followers that when they see these things happening they should … Continue reading

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Day 143 – “He who endures to the end will be saved.”

Today’s reading: Mk 13:1-13 Today we read of Jesus’ foretelling of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.  Jesus says that “there will not be left here one stone upon another.”  This prophecy was fulfilled in A.D. 70 when the … Continue reading

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Day 142 – The Widow’s Offering

Today’s reading: Mk 12:28-44 Today we read the famous story of the poor widow.  Jesus is watching the crowd and sees a poor widow put her last two pennies into the temple treasury.  Of this, Jesus says: Truly, I say … Continue reading

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Day 141 – The Question about the Resurrection

Today’s reading: Mk 12:1-27 Today we read the famous passages were the Sadducees question Jesus about the resurrection.  They try to trap Jesus by confronting him with a quirk of Jewish law that says a man must marry his brother’s … Continue reading

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Day 140 – Pray and Believe

Today’s reading: Mk 11:15-33 In today’s reading, we see the events of the withered fig tree as Mark describes them.  In this version, Jesus curses the fig tree and when they pass by it the next day it is withered.  … Continue reading

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