The first section of Mark 10 (1-12) contains some of Jesus’ most explicit thought on marriage. He is initially challenged by the Pharisees to explain why Moses allowed divorce while Jesus speaks of the permanence of marriage. Jesus responds first by identifying humanity’s “hardness of heart” (Mark 10:5) as the excuse for Moses’ provision […]
Mark 9 begins with one of the most vivid images in all of Scripture: the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-10). This is the moment where Peter, James, and John are all given the opportunity to see and contemplate Jesus in all His glory – and they are understandably awe-struck.