Monthly Archives: February 2018

Many Who Are First Will Be Last

Jesus has a rather enigmatic comment at the end of his discussion with his disciples on who exactly can have eternal life: “But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”” (Mark 10:31 ESV)  First at what?  … Continue reading

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Upending Expectations

In the aftermath of watching Jesus send away the seemingly perfect convert, [He is rich!  He is committed!  He is teachable!  He is a man of influence!] Jesus startles the disciples even more: “And Jesus looked around and said to … Continue reading

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One Thing

“And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”” (Mark 10:21 ESV) … Continue reading

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“Why Do You Call Me Good?”

We are in Mark 10.17-31 and a young man comes up to Jesus and asks him: “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answers the young man somewhat abruptly and cryptically:“And Jesus said to him, “Why … Continue reading

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Jesus and Children

The parents kept bringing their little children to Jesus so that he would lay his hands on them and bless them. But the disciples kept rebuking and scolding the people for doing it. Mark 10:13 (Passion Translation NT) Directly upon … Continue reading

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