Journey through the Bible with Laura Zielke

Mark 14:1-17 (Focus: Upcoming Betrayal)

This week, we continued our verse-by-verse study in the Gospel according to Mark. Due to a decision we made earlier this year to study the Resurrection on Resurrection Sunday, we’ve already “surveyed” Mark 14-16. Since we spent so much time looking at Mark 14:1-11 a couple months ago, I didn’t spend too much time on it today.

Holy Week Artistic Rendering

Today’s lesson came to focus on the prediction Jesus made about His betrayal. This was a “catch-up” lesson for us, so the first half moves along pretty swiftly. It also takes us back to when I began using PowerPoints in class to move the lessons along. The PowerPoint below can be used for both lessons.

Jesus Predicts Judas’ Betrayal
Mark 14:1-17 ~ “Is it I?”

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.

Overview of Mark 14

When Jesus said,-One of you will betray me.-His disciples didn't reply,-It's Judas.-

Jewish Time vs. Roman Time

Jewish vs. Roman Days






Handout: Timeline of Holy Week

Holy Week Timeline
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Handout: Jewish Festivals 

Jewish Festivals














Handout: Calendar of Jewish Feasts

Jewish Calendar


Jewish Festivals

About the author: thezwomann

Laura Zielke 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 currently serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations: Triad Ladder of Hope (fighting human trafficking) and Shield Your Faith (apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 20 years have one 14-year old son who is in the 9th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and 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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