Bible Study Notes on Mark 11 – 20180418

Mark 11:1  "...near Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives..." Small villages along the road to Jerusalem from Jericho.  Pretty close if they were counted at or near the Mount of Olives which is just across the valley from Jerusalem. 13  "...perhaps He would find something on it...it was not the season …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 10:23-52 – 20180416

Mark 10:23-24  "...those who have riches to enter...those who trust in riches to enter..." Jesus repeated the statement a slightly different way to convey what He was saying.  Riches aren't the problem.  Trusting in them is.  Part of self reliance.  Commentaries make a big deal out of the fact that the manuscript NU doesn't contain …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 10:1-22 – 20180413

Mark 10:2  "...testing Him" Not interested in learning more about the truth, but only in tripping Jesus up.  Finding some reason to accuse Him of wrongdoing. 3  "...What did Moses command you" They were the teachers of the law.  They should know the answer.  Threw it back at them. 6  "...made them male and female" …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 9:30-50 – 20180411

Mark 9:30-32  "...He did not want anyone to know it...after He is killed, He will rise the third day...they did not understand this saying..." Another indication Jesus was turning the focus of His ministry to His death and resurrection and away from any idea of Him becoming an earthly ruler.  He doesn't want the people …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 9:1-29 – 20180409

Mark 9:1  "...there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power" Should have been attached to the end of chapter eight.  Man's divisions of the text are just that, but it does make it easier to find small parts.  Question is what is meant …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 8 – 20180406

Mark 8:2  "...three days..." Jesus has been teaching for three days, and the crowd that is with Him has been there the whole time.  Would be interesting to know all the details of where they were and exactly how this took place.  But we have what God wanted us to have. 4  "...How can one …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 7 – 20180404

Mark 7:3  "...wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition..." Ceremonial washing. 6  "...This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me" So concerned with traditions and ceremony, but nothing with real repentance or change of heart and life.  Ceremony was supposed to show they had cleansed the …

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