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Mark 14

Good Morning Communion Takers, today we are in Mark 14. There is a lot of action in this chapter!  

With the Passover just 2 days away the Chief Priests are scheming to kill Jesus.  A woman anoints Jesus with a very expensive bottle of perfume.  John mentions her as Mary - Martha’s sister.   She is in effect preparing Him for burial.  Her act of faith is met with much objection.  “Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭14‬:‭4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Jesus puts them in their place - and honors her.  She seems to understand who Jesus is and what is about to happen.  

Later Judas seals a deal to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. When Jesus and the Disciples gather for the Passover, Jesus shares the communion elements with them, and predicts Judas’ betrayal and Peter’s denial.  

Jesus goes to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray, asking God to take the cup of suffering from Him but ultimately submitting to the Will of God.  John records His prayers for us as followers as well.  

When He's arrested His "faithful" followers all scatter. "Then everyone deserted him and fled. A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭14‬:‭50‬-‭52‬ ‭NIV‬‬

They take Jesus, begin His mockery of a trial and Peter denies Jesus 3 times before morning.

When we talk about knowing Jesus and being committed to Him no matter what - where do you stand?  Here we see some - totally get it, some kind of get it but waver in faith, and some not at all.  Imagine the craziness of these events!  If you walked with Jesus during this time how do you think you would have responded?  How about now?  Where would you stand?  Dig in, and get to know Him.

Love you all!