Jesus, looking ahead to his death, says that it had been predicted that he would need to die.

What does it mean to you that God’s love for you, God’s plan for the world, meant that he was willing to send His own Son to suffer and die for us all?

Reading: Mark 14:17-26

Questions to think about:

  • How shocking would it have been for Jesus to claim that he could forgive sin (Mark 2:10)? How much do we forget the reality and seriousness of sin?
  • How would you have responded if you had heard Jesus speaking about his impending rejection, suffering and death (Mark 8:31, 9:31; 10:33)? How do you respond today?
  • How does the hope we have in Jesus (Mark 13:26-27; 14:62) encourage you and challenge you?