Mark Chapter 11
15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
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Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. (1-11) The barren fig-tree cursed, The temple cleansed. (12-18) Prayer in faith. (19-26) The priests and elders questioned concerning John the Baptist. (27-33)1-11 Christ's coming into Jerusalem thus remarkably, shows that he was not afraid of the power and malice of his enemies. This would encourage his disciples who were full of fear. Also, that he was not disquieted at the thoughts of his approaching sufferings. But all marked his humiliation; and these matters teach us not to mind high things, but to condescend to those of low estate. How ill it becomes Christians to take state, when Christ was so far from claiming it! They welcomed his person; Blessed is he that cometh, the "He that should come," so often promised, so long expected; he comes in the name of the Lord. Let him have our best affections; he is a blessed Saviour, and brings blessings to us, and blessed be He that sent him. Praises be to our God, who is in the highest heavens, over all, God blessed for ever.
12-18 Christ looked to find some fruit, for the time of gathering figs, though it was near, was not yet come; but he found none. He made this fig-tree an example, not to the trees, but to the men of that generation. It was a figure of the doom upon the Jewish church, to which he came seeking fruit, but found none. Christ went to the temple, and began to reform the abuses in its courts, to show that when the Redeemer came to Zion, it was to turn away ungodliness from Jacob. The scribes and the chief priests sought, not how they might make their peace with him, but how they might destroy him. A desperate attempt, which they could not but fear was fighting against God.
19-26 The disciples could not think why that fig-tree should so soon wither away; but all wither who reject Christ; it represented the state of the Jewish church. We should rest in no religion that does not make us fruitful in good works. Christ taught them from hence to pray in faith. It may be applied to that mighty faith with which all true Christians are endued, and which does wonders in spiritual things. It justifies us, and so removes mountains of guilt, never to rise up in judgment against us. It purifies the heart, and so removes mountains of corruption, and makes them plain before the grace of God. One great errand to the throne of grace is to pray for the pardon of our sins; and care about this ought to be our daily concern.
27-33 Our Saviour shows how near akin his doctrine and baptism were to those of John; they had the same design and tendency, to bring in the gospel kingdom. These elders did not deserve to be taught; for it was plain that they contended not for truth, but victory: nor did he need to tell them; for the works he did, told them plainly he had authority from God; since no man could do the miracles which he did, unless God were with him.
Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
A's Mark Chapter 11 comment on 8/26/2015, 9:47pm...
It makes me feel as though no matter how small or big our problems are we only have to have faith the size of a mustard seed and it will happen if we ask it in his name
Harold Davis's Mark Chapter 11 comment about verse 23 on 8/22/2015, 8:43pm...
This scripture Jesus is revealing to all mankind, and not only his followers a dynamic, explosive, miraculous, unlimited power to create any type of desired miracle one desires, WHICH IS ACTIVE FAITH IN OUR HEARTS THROUGH SPEAKING WHATSOEVER WE WANT. Example in Joshua 10:12-14 verse's OR in Elisha the Prophet telling the Shunammite woman she was going to have a child, and she responded calling him a liar, saying dont lie unto me Man of God. But it still happen. Or David killing Goliath, and a lot more examples in the Bible. But remember these truths of unlimited power to create whatsoever one wants, is not surprising to Jesus at all, but rather regularly normal, to the extinct that even when Peter walk on water doing something only Jesus did recorded in the bible, you would think Jesus would praise Peter, but rather said where forth did you doubt, when Peter began to sink. Guess thats why Jesus said at one time or maybe many, that is not even recorded in the bible, saying Oh faithless and perverse generation, how long shall i suffer you or be with you. So no wonder it only takes faith the size of a mustard seed, CAUSE ITS NOT YOU OR I DOING IT ANYWAY, BUT GOD! Excuse if any selling is, but think you get Jesus point, not mines in this.
Elina's Mark Chapter 11 comment on 8/19/2015, 4:40am...
23 lt teaches me that nothing is impossible with God he removers every hindrances in our lives
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