Journey through the Bible with Laura Zielke

Mark 13:28-37 (Focus: “Take heed, watch & pray!”)

This week, we concluded our verse-by-verse study of Mark 13. We rehashed the dangers of trying to figure out exactly when Jesus is coming back to the neglect of sharing the gospel of HOPE with others while, at the same time, acknowledging the fact that we have been commanded (multiple times by Jesus Himself) to “Keep watch!”

Towards the end of the lesson (after finishing 13:37), we “zoomed back out” to view at the chapter as a whole one more time. We looked at how chapter 13 fits into the rest of Mark’s Gospel theologically, how Jesus’ answer can be analyzed and understood, which warnings are applicable for us today, and how we can understand the purpose behind the delay of the Parousia.

“Take heed, watch, and pray!”

Note on audio: The actual lesson begins at 4 minutes if you want to skip past the introductory comments. Content has been edited for time and privacy of class members.

Review of Mark 13 (PowerPoint Presentation)

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission). She and her husband of 22 years have one son who is in the 11th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and 1w9 on the Enneagram. She enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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  1. Cheryl Farmer - June 25, 2016 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Figured out how to make use of the power point after listening….not sure if I can both listen and move from power point to power point, as you are audibly teaching. Will test that next week.. or let me know ok. Would help to keep focused if I can have pp on when class members are participating 🙂 Good study!

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