Christ in the Bible: Mark’s Gospel

Christ in Mark’s *Gospel

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

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Keith Simons

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Last part: Christ the King comes to Jerusalem

Mark chapter 11

A tree without fruit

Verses 12-14

The donkey (small horse) in Mark 11:1-7 was ready to work. It was in the right place when the *disciples came. It let Jesus ride it. So it did its work for God.

But this tree was not ready. Jesus was hungry. He wanted its fruit. But when he came, there was no fruit. So the tree could not do its work for God.

That tree disappointed Jesus. Everything that God has made should be ready to do his work. And that tree is like many people. Everybody that God has made should be happy to do his work. But many people are not ready for God. He wants to come into their lives. But they send him away. They disappoint him.

The purpose of that tree was to grow fruit. But that tree had failed completely. Jesus said that the tree would never have any fruit again.

It is bad if a tree is not ready for God. It is even worse if a person is not ready for God.

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