Jesus praying was not unusual. This time, however we are given a detailed account of one night of prayer. Why do we need to know both the content of Jesus’ prayer, and the earnestness with which he prayed? So we can understand that everything that happens from this point on is the answer to prayer. …

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Mark provides an account of the Lord’s Supper that is concise and demands specific focus. Rather than blur that focus by reinserting the detail Mark has not included, we’ll reference what was known more widely and then consider what Mark thinks is the vital essence of Jesus’ provision of the bread and wine. For those …

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