Mark 14- 2020-12-09
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 14:22-25
22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
Questions to help us go deeper
- Jesus connects the elements of the meal to his coming suffering and death. Perhaps the disciples would remember how Jesus blessed, broke, and gave bread to the 5,000 Jews (Chapter 6) and the 4,000 Gentiles (Chapter 8). Jesus says, “Take; this is my body.” Reflect on Jesus’ mission and how it was completed through his body being broken in sacrifice on the cross.
- “Drinking the cup of someone meant entering into a communion relationship with that person, to the point that one shared that person’s destiny, good or ill.” What is the significance of them all drinking of the same cup as Jesus?
- How is it that Jesus can talk with such confidence about the kingdom of God even as he faces betrayal, desertion, and death?
 Garland, David E.. “Mark 14:17-25” in NIV Application Commentary, New Testament: Mark. By David E. Garland, 538-542. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998