Mark 10c Notes

Mark10c (vs32-52)                          Notes



32 And they   were on the road, going up to Jerusalem,


Scene plainly set: group of fellows / on  foot / set destination.


and Jesus was walking ahead of them.


The Lord bravely leads the way to the capital... and His own   great ordeal.


And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid.


Seems some ominous mood hung over the traveling band. What   were they thinking?


And taking the twelve again, He began to tell them what   was to happen to Him,


The crowd does not understand, but these chosen should. He   tries again to explain.


33 saying,   "See, we are going up to Jerusalem,


"Look here. This is it. Our final trek to the holy city."


and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief   priest and the scribes,


Some individual or circumstance would betray Him to Jewish   leadership...


and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him over to   the Gentiles.


who will determine to get rid of Him -- and use unbelievers   to do the job.


34 And they   will mock Him and spit on Him, and flog Him and kill Him.


Details of this ill treatment at Roman hands are clearly   foreseen. How could He handle it? "Despising the shame" (Heb12.2).


And after three days He will rise.


Also certain: Alive again in 3 days.







35 And James   and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to Him and said to Him,


Two brothers, prominent leaders among the 12. What do they   think is coming?


"Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of   you."


Thinking and Asking Large. Such boldness must have a   follow-up.


36 And He said   to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?"


Let me see. What exactly is it you want?


37 And they   said to Him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left,   in your glory."


A request showing immense faith. Justifying the   sensational build up.


Obvious earthly reign in mind.


38 Jesus said   to them, "You do not know what you are asking.


Have you really thought this out? (In fact: The entire   premise of your concern is misguided.)


Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be   baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?"


Honor comes at a price. Are you ready to pay in full?   Drinking = internalizing experience. Baptism = immersion, surrounded by it.


39 And they   said to Him, "We are able."


We can do it. (Perhaps they still imagined a pleasant   experience of sharing power.)


And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will   drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized,


You will indeed. James the 1st of the 12 to die   (Ax12). John had a long, useful life, but exiled at the end (Rev1)


40 but to sit   at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant,


Amazing that the Lord Himself is subject to the divine   plan. As He just said above.


but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."


Not a matter of personal favor, but of God's Sovereign   will and plan.







41 And when the   ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John.


Why? holy anger at J&J's impertinence? or envy at   seeking favoritism? prob later.


42 And Jesus   called them to Him and said to them, "You know that those who are considered   rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,


Another group counsel. Earthly rulers given perception of   higher rank. And they use position to full advantage, maximize their office,   dominate their subjects.


and their great ones exercise authority over them.


'Mega' / Big ones wield full privilege -- in .


43 But it shall   not be so among you. But, whoever would be great among you must be your   servant,


My kingdom is NOT Rome.   If any of you want to be 'Big' -- be an attendant, a waiter.


44 and whoever   would be first among you must be slave of all.


Any who want to rank above others, must be devoted slave   of the rest.


45 For even the   Son of Man came not to be served but to serve,


I became humanity's child -- not to be waited upon, but --   to be your attendant.


and to give His life as a ransom for many."


My very life's breath a redemptive price for a great   number of people.






notes by David Teel Sunday, August 03, 2014