Beyond the Weekend

March 28 | The Insider

March 28, 2022


Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. Mark 14:1

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Mark 14


By the end of our stories, it’s Thursday night, and Jesus will be dead by sundown on Friday. The gospel writer, Mark, has slowed down his fast-paced account of Jesus’s life to key in on this last week. The stories we look at this week begin with Jesus’s anointing and end with his arrest. The events Mark recounts may be familiar to many of us. The risk of familiarity is that their meaning loses impact in our lives. This week, we’ll look at three interactions Jesus has and their meaning for our lives.

One of the big takeaways for us this week is that Jesus understands what we are going through. We aren’t alone. Jesus experienced the things we experience. We see that he was overwhelmed, alone and betrayed. The crazy thing is he knew it was coming and didn’t run from it. His love for us compelled him to walk into the pain, the abandonment and the shame. He did it for us. These three interactions help us get to know Jesus better, like him more, pray prayers of greater honesty and have a deeper appreciation that he went through it for us.


Show your appreciation to Jesus by joining the Ada Worship Team as they sing “Living Hope” Thank Jesus that he “stepped down from glory to wear my sin and bear my shame.”


Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse! View previous verses at

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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