Category Archives : Mark (Rayburn)


It is Finished

Last time we considered from the previous paragraphs the crucifixion as an historical event and the repugnance that was felt in those days, by Jew and Gentile alike, to crucifixion as a method of execution. It was the worst possible way to die and it…


Gethsemane

The Lord had told his disciples many times over the past year that he was going to Jerusalem to be arrested and killed. He entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday in a way designed to throw down the gauntlet to the religious authorities and to precipitate t…


Devotion to Christ

We have noted before Mark’s technique of the literary “sandwich” in which he inserts into the middle of one account another narrative and uses the relationship between the outer pieces and the center to make a point without having to spell it out. In…