Mark 13:13-23 (Focus: Abomination of Desolation)

In this lesson, we discussed the theological tensions that arise in verse 13 with the phrase “he who endures to the end will be saved.” Then, we take time to examine the historical context of Jesus’ prophecy regarding the “abomination of desolation.” We remember Daniel’s prophecy and its fulfillment in 167 B.C.; we remember Jesus’ prophecy and its […]

Mark 13:1-8 (Focus: Do Not Be Deceived)

With this lesson, we begin an in-depth study of the “apocalyptic” verses in Mark 13. After the shocking comments Jesus made about the Temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew approach Him privately to gather more information. Since Jesus’ clear warnings about the pending destruction of Jerusalem were heeded, the early church was saved. What’s remarkable is how the warnings about deception […]

Mark 16:1-8 (Focus: The Resurrection of Jesus)

This week we examined the Resurrection of Jesus as recorded in the first eight verses of Mark’s Gospel. We focused our discussion on the historicity of the Resurrection and the authenticity of Mark’s account. >>Click here to read today’s text in NIV, KJV, and NASB: Mark 16:1-8 << Mark 16:1-8 ~ He Is Risen! After His death had been […]