Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Mark chapter 12

The garden and the cruel workers

Verses 1-12

A servant does his work on behalf of his master. The servant brings the messages that his master sends. If someone is against the servant, that person is against the master too. If someone is cruel to the servant, the master will be angry.

A son has his fatherís authority. If the father is important, the son is important too. If someone is against the son, that person is against the father too. If anyone kills the son, the father will certainly *punish that bad person.

The master made a good garden. Fruit would grow well there. He chose men who would work in the garden. Then he went away.

But the men would not give any fruit to the masterís servants. They were very cruel to the servants. And they even killed the masterís son. In the end, the master had to *punish them.

Jesus wanted the leaders to know that they were against God. God had tried to help them. He had sent his servants to them. Those servants had spoken Godís message to them. But the leaders had not obeyed Godís message. They did not obey the Bible. They were cruel and bad men.

In the end, God sent his son, Jesus. But the leaders still did not want to obey God. They were against Jesus, so they were against God too.

God would certainly *punish them. But he would be good to his son. Jesus spoke about Psalm 118:22-23. The builders did not want a certain stone. But the master chose that stone. He made it the most important stone in the building. The leaders did not want Jesus. But God chose Jesus. And God would make him important. See Philippians 2:5-11.

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