Last week we saw Jesus expose something significant. It is entirely possible to live according to external rules and laws — even ones prescribed by God, even ones done with seemingly good intentions — and not actually love and serve God. The issue, Jesus said, is with our hearts. But how bad is this problem? […]
Mark is the unveiling of the Son of God. And so far we have seen him as healer, teacher, and powerful miracle worker. But now we move into a section where Jesus will explain who he is by way of the scriptures. How does he see God’s word? How does he relate to it? How […]
Mark 6:52 says that the disciples hearts were hardened and so they were not able to recognize the implications of Jesus’ miracle of the loaves and fish. In this week’s passage we see how, despite their hardened hearts, Jesus continues to pursue his disciples, wanting to help them understand who he really is.