By C. Clifton Black
Jesus’ closest adherents, the Twelve, are one of the so much muddled. Who can blame them? They ask for an vague parable’s interpretation and obtain a solution much more confounding. they're instructed to feed millions with subsequent to not anything. Their boat nearly capsizes whereas their instructor sleeps. As they oar in tough waters, the trainer strides the waves meaning to skip them. placing the reader within the similar boat, Mark buildings conversations with Jesus that make little experience, if any. The Twelve are craven, silly, self-serving, and disobedient: meet the common Christian. along with, “their hearts have been hardened.” Who hardens hearts? God. are not God’s Messiah raise the burdens of these following him? what sort of Christ heads to a pass, handing his disciples one other for themselves. “Do you now not but understand?” from the Introduction
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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries: Mark by C. Clifton Black