From the chief priests, to Pilate, to the women at the tomb – we see many different responses to Jesus’ death and resurrection. How are we going to respond to these significant events?
In the final hours of Jesus’ earthly life we see that Jesus himself and the disciples find themselves in tough situations. They respond in very different ways. This passage has much to teach us about trusting in God’s sovereign control of all things.
A firm warning is given by Jesus that one day the world will end. We are reminded that we need to be prepared for that day when Jesus himself will return.
As Mark’s gospel continues we see Jesus speaking about what it means to truly respond to him. He warns the teachers of the law, and highlights the generosity of a poor widow.
Jesus is challenged by three groups of people who fail to recognise who he truly is. Are we so comfortable in our own Christianity that we also fail to see Jesus for who he truly is?