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

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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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