It is often said that silence is golden. In the text before us, it is also glorious. And it is glorious because, ultimately, the silence of Jesus was gracious. His silence had everything to do with our salvation. His silence gives us the power today
The temptation to anxiety is something that plagues us all at various points and to varying degrees. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, with its effects on our jobs, savings, lives, and loved ones, we are tempted now, perhaps more than ever, to worry.
In this Marcan sandwich, we find Peter sandwiched between the trials of Jesus. He is sandwiched in v. 54 between the commencement of the trial before the Sanhedrin (v. 53) and its conclusion (v. 65). In verses 66–72, Peter is again in the middle between
Before the Lord Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection, he told his disciples, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). When the apostles chose a replacement for Judas, they