Mark 14:12-72 (Focus: Betrayal & Denials)

This week we did a quick overview of the rest of Mark 14. We looked at a literary technique Mark uses in his Gospel to “SANDWICH” one story into the middle of another with an intentional and discernible theological purpose. The sandwiches emphasize the MAJOR THEMES of Mark’s Gospel— especially the meaning of faith, discipleship, bearing witness, […]

Mark 14:22-26 (Focus: Eucharist)

This week we studied the institution of the Lord’s Supper (Eucharist). We compared the four accounts preserved in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, Paul. We noted the similarities and the differences between the accounts. We focused on the three-fold purpose of the ordinance: Memorial (remembrance), Eschatological (anticipation), and Christological (present experience). We discussed the importance of […]