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March 31, 2015, 6:20 PM

Surely Not I, Lord?


Mark 14:12-21

It is the first day of the festival of the Unleavened Bread.  The Passover lamb was being sacrificed.  Everybody in Jerusalem is making arrangement to share this special meal together.  And it is at this intimate gathering of Jesus and His followers that the Son of God drops a bombshell:  "One of you will betray me!"

In my mind:  I can almost hear the initial silence that followed; I can almost witness the shocked looks of dismay upon the faces of the 12.  Mark says they were "grieved."  The word for this in Greek was lypein.  It is used only twice in Mark... here of the disciples and of the rich young ruler who upon choosing not to follow Jesus, went away sad (lypein).  It was a word that Mark chose to describe <READ MORE>

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