Paul explains how the old covenant required repeated sacrifices (that did not bring permanent forgiveness), but in the new covenant, Jesus’ sacrifice was “once for all”.
Paul compares the Levitical law and priesthood to the New Covenant and Christ’s priesthood of Melchizedek.
Today we finish Mark with the resurrection of Jesus, and Deuteronomy continues the saga of Moses and the children of Israel.
Today we read of the plot against Jesus, the betrayal, and the crucifixion.
Jesus tells the signs to look for that will indicate the end times.
Jesus is asked about divorce, blesses children, tells a rich man to sell everything in order to follow Him, drives merchants from the temple, and many other things in these two chapters.
Jesus feeds 4000, Peter’s confession, Jesus’ prediction of His death and resurrection, and more.
Jesus walks on water, feeds five thousand with five loaves of bread and two fish, and other miracles. Also, John the Baptizer is killed because of a young girl’s dancing.
In today’s reading Jesus tells the parable of the seed sown on different types of soil and performs many miracles, demonstrating his loving and tender heart.
Jesus demonstrates that the Sabbath was made for people, not the other way around.