What Jesus Did! 'Anticipating the Sacrifice' — Mark 14:12

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go to prepare the Passover meal for you?"
— Mark 14:12 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus is our Passover Lamb. Mark wants us to know that Jesus will go to his death in the context of the Jewish Passover and God's great deliverance of his people from Egypt. In the events that lie ahead, Jesus brings us deliverance. That deliverance, however, will require a sacrifice. Jesus chooses to be that perfect sacrifice for our sins.

Today's Prayer

Righteous and holy Father, the God Almighty, thank you for my deliverance from sin. Thank you for the sacrifice that Jesus made in his body to deliver me from sin and death. And thank you Lord Jesus, in whose name I pray, for the incredible price you paid to cleanse me. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 9:14
  • 1 John 2:1-2
  • Mark 10:42-45

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Illustration

Illustration of Mark 14:12 NLT — On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go to prepare the Passover meal for you?"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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