Category: Discipleship

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 15-16

This morning our attention is drawn to the greatest and most glorious act in all of human history — the resurrection of Jesus. After chronicling the events of Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, Mark succinctly tells the story of what the three ladies saw when they… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 15-16”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 14

Last night a lady shared with me a story about how God had answered a life-long prayer in her life. It was a great story about God’s grace, providence, and timing, but it was an even greater story of the intimate, lasting relationship that God had… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 14”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 13

Matthew, Mark, and Luke all have a section in which they tell of Jesus’ prediction of the “signs of the close of the age” (Matt. 24, Mark 13, Luke 21). And, though these are some of the most difficult passages to interpret in the… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 13”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 12

When I was in the 10th grade (it may have been 11th), my English teacher assigned the Elie Weisel’s classic book, Night, for us to read. (If you’ve never read it, you should!) As I read the tragic story of Weisel’s firsthand account of the… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 12”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 11

Throughout my life and ministry I have heard many Christians talk about the importance of prayer in their daily lives. They tell me that prayer is an essential component to their daily routine, that it gives them perspective for the day, that it gives… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 11”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 9-10

The second half of chapter 8 (beginning in verse 27) through chapter 10 are a turning point for Mark as he shifts from a narrative that illustrates and proves Jesus’ ultimate authority to his passion narrative (his final week before his resurrection). In these chapters,… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 9-10”

The NT 365 Experiment: Mark 8

Mark 8 is strikingly similar to Matthew 16. Actually, the two chapters are basically identical. Mark, however, includes the story of “the feeding of the 4000” and further warning from Jesus to his disciples regarding the Pharisees’ teaching. Since these two chapters are so similar,… Continue Reading “The NT 365 Experiment: Mark 8”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 7

Jeremiah 17:9 is one of the most familiar prophecies of Jeremiah. There Jeremiah prophesies, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick…” These words are a part of a larger prophecy against Judah and her sin in which Jeremiah differentiates between a man and… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 7”

The NT 365 Experiment: Mark 6

God reveals himself fully to us in Jesus Christ. “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature,” and the one through whom God has “spoken” to us “in these last days” (Hebrews 1:1-5). This is true… Continue Reading “The NT 365 Experiment: Mark 6”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 4:35-5:43

Authority is the one word that continually comes to mind as I read the first half of Mark’s Gospel. Jesus has ultimate authority, and Mark demonstrates his authority with the stories he choses and the way in which he records them. The ESV Study Bible notes,… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 4:35-5:43”