What Jesus Did! 'Preparing His Disciples' — Mark 9:30-31

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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Then Jesus and his followers left that place. They went through Galilee. Jesus did not want the people to know where they were. Jesus wanted to teach his followers alone. Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man will be given to people that will kill him. After three days, he will rise from death."
— Mark 9:30-31 NLT
Illustration of Mark 9:30-31 NLT — "The Son of Man will be given to people that will kill him. After three days, he will rise from death."

Key Thought

Jesus' time is short. He knows he must invest his time wisely. He knows he must prepare his key followers for what lies ahead. He must reproduce his influence, teaching, and ministry. So he withdraws to teach the closest followers, his key followers, personally.

Today's Prayer

Father, give me wisdom to know best how to invest my time and in whom I should invest it. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 6:31
  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • 2 Timothy 2:1-2

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.