Journey through the Bible with Laura Zielke

Mark 14:1-11 (Focus: Jesus Anointed at Bethany)

This week we studied one of the most famous stories in the New Testament: the anointing of Jesus in Bethany. We compared this extravagant offering with the offering of the poor widow at the end of Mark 12. Then, we contrasted these self-less gifts with the prideful gifts of the rich and the rulers (also in Mark 12). Jesus used these contrasting events to help teach his followers the meaning of true worship and discipleship. He also used this particular event as an opportunity to remind His disciples of His impending death, burial, and resurrection.

Mark 14:1-11 ~ Jesus Anointed at Bethany

Overview of Mark 14 (PowerPoint Presentation)

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Jewish Months and Feasts

(This lesson was originally published on Mar 6, 2016 @ 20:09)

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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), and she is on the board of directors at Shield Your Faith (an apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th 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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  1. Doug Farmer, Sr. - March 7, 2016 at 5:54 am Reply

    I could tell you were very careful and look forward to keeping me on the list of recipients.

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