Read, Mark and Learn – Day 19


Welcome to the fourth week of Lent and we continue our journey through Mark’s gospel. I hope you are enjoying learning more about the Lord in this way and are getting a fresh vision of the person of Jesus Christ. Today’s passage follows a long section in which Jesus is in conflict with the scribes [Read More...]

Read, Mark and Learn – Day 18


After the astounding signs of the feeding of the 5,000 and walking on the water, Mark bounces us back to Jesus’ conflict with the Pharisees and Scribes. The contrast is remarkable. In chapter 6 Jesus shows through amazing signs and wonders who he really is and now the Scribes and Pharisees get all petty and [Read More...]

Read, Mark and Learn – Day 17


Like yesterday’s story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand, this story is full of deep significance. The Walking on the Water. 45Then he made his disciples get into the boat and precede him to the other side toward Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd.46 And when he had taken leave of them, he went off to the [Read More...]

Read, Mark and Learn – Day 16


Mark returns to his agenda of revealing who Jesus really is. The signs that Jesus shows are revelations of his identity. The rejection he suffers is also, ironically, a revelation of his identity. Mark continues to use symbols which will resonate with his readers–all of which combine to reveal Jesus as the Son of God. [Read More...]

Read, Mark and Learn – Day 15


Welcome to day 15 of our Blobble Study of Mark’s gospel. By reading the whole gospel straight through we are able to see how Mark builds the story and how much the whole gospel revolves around the conflict Jesus creates. Every chapter bristles with astounding actions, subversive words and upsetting behaviors. Jesus is unpredictable, dangerous [Read More...]

Read, Mark and Learn – Day 14


Are you still with us? I’m finding it a little bit difficult with my busy schedule to keep up to my daily commitment of reading Mark’s gospel during Lent and providing the Blobble study here. I hope you don’t mind if I miss a day or two! Today I leave for St Thomas Church, North [Read More...]