Mark 14:53-72 (Focus: Jesus & Peter on Trial)

This week we studied the juxtaposition of Jesus’ trial before the Sanhedrin in the high priest’s home and Peter’s trial before the servants and guards in the courtyard. We saw how once again, the rich and powerful rejected the truth, while the humble and lowly pursued it. We saw how Mark’s technique of sandwiching helps us give us a rich perspective on what was happening in each of these “trials” in chapter 14.

To learn more about Mark’s “sandwiching” technique,
read this article in
Novum Testamentum by James R. Edwards:
“Markan Sandwiches: The Significance of Interpolations in Markan Narratives.”

>>Click here to read today’s text in NIV, KJV, and NASB: Mark 14:53-72 <<

Juxtaposition of Jesus’ and Peter’s “Trials”
Mark 14:53-72

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Bonus: First Century Courtyard in Jerusalem

Video Clip from David Suchet’s “In the Footsteps of St. Peter, Part I”:

Click here to watch the full-length documentary:
In the Footsteps of St. Peter, Episode 1.”

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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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