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Day #52, Mark 13 – Staying Awake In Sleepy Times

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Mark 13

If you are not ready for it, Mark 13 shocks you awake with Jesus suddenly prophesying all over the place.  It’s like Mark in his writing has grouped similar stories together so that you just get a snapshot of who Jesus was and what Jesus said and did.  In this case, we get a chapter of prophecy… let’s dig in…

TEMPLE DESTRUCTION

Jesus leaves the temple with his disciples after watching the widow toss her coins in.  And his disciples remark on how beautiful the temple is – how wonderful the buildings in the temple were!  And Jesus foretells the temple’s destruction – which if I’m not mistaken happens in 70 AD with the destruction of Jerusalem.

  • It seems like we as humans love physical beauty in our architecture, nature, other humans, etc.  And we focus on that beauty, but Jesus reminds us that all that we have is of a…

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