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The Anointing of Jesus

“While He was in Bethany at the house of Simon who had a serious skin disease, as He was reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of pure and expensive fragrant oil of nard. She broke … Continue reading

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Mark 13: Why?

“As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately,“Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the (Sort of) End

“Jesus answered, “Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of My burial.For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.”” (John 12:7–8 HCSB) In John 12.1-11, we have a rather bizarre … Continue reading

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Martha, Lazarus, and Mary

We are into John 12.1-11 and I’m struck by the way that John portrays the three siblings, Martha, Lazarus, and Mary as he recounts Mary’s act of devotion for Jesus.  They are all three significant. Martha – “Martha served,” John … Continue reading

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Mary and Martha and Jesus

Martha:   “εἶπεν οὖν ἡ Μάρθα πρὸς τὸν Ἰησοῦν· κύριε, εἰ ἦς ὧδε οὐκ ἂν ἀπέθανεν ὁ ἀδελφός μου·” (John 11:21, NA27) “Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” (John 11:21, ESV) … Continue reading

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Sitting Shiva

“And many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house.” (John 11:19–20 ESV) In … Continue reading

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It’s not about Lazarus, or Mary, or Martha…or You

“When Jesus heard it, He said, “This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4 HCSB) There is a curious lack of … Continue reading

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Was Jesus Confused?

“When Jesus heard it, He said, “This sickness will not end in death but is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4 HCSB) “So Jesus then told them plainly, … Continue reading

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Mary: Anointer-of-Jesus

“Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with fragrant oil and wiped His feet with her hair, and it was her brother Lazarus who was sick” (John 11:2 HCSB) In the Greek this verse looks like: “ἦν δὲ Μαριὰμ … Continue reading

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A Very Odd Conversation

What are we to make of the conversation between Jesus and his mother as recorded by John? “When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what … Continue reading

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