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by Andrew Forrest

I have nothing to say about today’s reading: it seems pretty clear to me.

So, if you have any questions about Mark, please comment below!

Today’s Scripture

Mark 9:30-41


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3 comments

Ben Wright May 31, 2019 - 10:32 am

A theme I see here in The Book of Mark is the utmost importance of humility. In chapter 7 the syrophoenician woman was humble. She did not get into an argument about her status relative to the Jews. Similarly, here in chapter 9, Jesus stresses that his disciples must be humble.

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Ryan Johnson May 31, 2019 - 10:20 pm

Why do you think the disciples were afraid to seek clarification from Jesus when he describes to them his fate? Sure Jesus has made a few remarks up to this point, such as “you faithless generation, how long must I put up with you?” But this revelation of being killed and rising again seems pretty profound. Why the timidity?

Thanks for your leadership, Andrew. Love you man!

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Andrew Forrest June 5, 2019 - 3:29 pm

I think it might be that they have a mental block that literally keeps them from understanding until AFTER the Cross. It’s as if Jesus only makes sense in light of the Cross and Resurrection. This is why no one understands Jesus until the end of Mark’s Gospel.

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