Daily Devotion Text

November 17, 2020

Mark 11- 2020-11-17

By gracepoint In Devotion Text, Mark with Comments Off on Mark 11- 2020-11-17
  • Journal

    Please use one of the prompts below to get your journaling started.

    • Explore your fears and what’s behind them.
    • Write about a relational conflict you are experiencing.
    • List out all that you are grateful for.
    • Recall a significant reaction, conversation or event.

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  • Bible Text: Mark 11:27-33

    27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28 and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” 29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” 31 And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 32 But shall we say, ‘From man’?”—they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. 33 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

    Questions to help us go deeper

    Mark 11:28-32

    • How can I know that the religious leaders were not actually interested in the truth about Jesus’ authority?

    Mark 11:31-33

    • Why do the religious leaders answer, “I don’t know”? What do they forfeit and what do they gain or preserve by answering in this way?
    • What is tragic about how this dialogue ends? What warning is there for me, as Jesus tries to engage with me about my heart and life through his word?
  • Prayer 

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