Category: <span>New Testament</span>

Each Gospel writer noted that as Jesus’ ministry progressed, the Jewish leadership opposed Him more sharply. The Jewish leadership saw Jesus as their opponent because Jesus presented Himself as the…

Commentary John New Testament

References to the Old Testament punctuate Jesus’ miracles and sermons in John 6. Jesus fed the 5,000 (Matt 14:13-21//Mark 6:30-44//Luke 9:10-17) just as the Lord fed Israel with manna in…

Commentary John New Testament

References to Old Testament events and individuals in John 4-5 reinforced that Jesus had a distinct perspective on Israel’s history. The Samaritan woman and the Jewish leadership confidently cited the…

Commentary John New Testament

In John 3, Jesus referenced the Old Testament to articulate the forthcoming works of God. Jesus told Nicodemus that only those born of the Spirit will enter the kingdom of…

Commentary John New Testament

In the first two chapters of his Gospel, John presented Jesus’ ministry within the backdrop of multiple Old Testament themes, allusions, and quotations. (1) In John 1:1-5, John described Jesus’…

Commentary John New Testament

As with the other Synoptic Gospel narratives, the crucifixion of Jesus in Mark is recounted with singular objectivity.  Here there is little commentary, only shallow reflection on the gory specifics…

Commentary Mark New Testament

Mark wasted no words in recording the events of Jesus’ life. In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus moved from one event to another on His way to the cross. But…

Commentary Mark New Testament

In his Gospel, Mark emphasized Jesus’ teaching on discipleship. As Jesus approached the cross, He warned the disciples to be watchful and endure tribulation knowing that God was sovereign over…

Commentary Mark New Testament

When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem, the Jewish leadership perceived Him as a great threat. The scenes recorded in Mark 12 further clarify Jesus’ unique role in the storyline of Scripture.…

Commentary Mark New Testament

As Jesus moved south toward Jerusalem, the cross became a more significant topic of discipleship in Mark (Mark 8:31-38; 9:30-32; 10:32-35). In Mark 11, Mark reported on Jesus’ triumphal entry—Jesus…

Commentary Mark New Testament