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Mark 10 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 10:41-45 – The True Minister

Mark 10:41-45 – The True Minister

|| Matthew 20:24-28;[1] Luke 22:24-27

MK10:41 Now when the other ten [apostles] heard of this they were very indignant.[2] MK10:42 Then Jesus asked them all to approach and told them: “You are quite aware that those who seem to rule the non-Jews lord it over them, and their ‘great ones’ exercise authority over them. MK10:43 But, it should not be the same among you.[3] Instead, whoever will actually be ‘great’ among you shall be your servant. MK10:44 Also, whoever will be ‘first’ among you must be the servant of everyone. MK10:45 For even the Son of Humankind [Daniel 7:13] came not to be served, but rather to serve, and to give his soul a ransom in exchange for many.”[4]


[1] Matthew 20:24-28: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.

[2] They were very indignant: We can see the ongoing problem with jealous ambition among the apostles.

[3] It should not be the same among you: Jesus is speaking to his twelve apostles. They are not to have one of their members lording it over the others. Such heavy authority did finally arise in the Church as foretold. [Acts 20:29, 30; 2 Thessalonians 2:4] This did not mean there was no legitimate “authority” within the Church. Compare notes on Titus 2:15 and Hebrews 13:7, 17.

[4] Give his soul a ransom in exchange for many: Or, WEY: as the redemption-price; GDS: to free many others. The Greek uses POLLON [much] and not PANTA [all]. Though the ransom of Christ is available to ALL it will actually only cover MANY. [Matthew 20:28; 1 Timothy 2:4-6]



2021 Memorial of Christ’s death

Authority from the One God to one mediator between God and men

Matthew 20:24-28 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Authority Not the Way – Serve Others

Mark 10 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 10:1-12 – Pharisees Debate About Divorce

Mark 10 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 10:13-16 – Kingdom Belongs to Child-like

Mark 10 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 10:17-22 – Sell and Give to Poor

Mark 10 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 10:23-31 – The Difficulty of Money

Mark 10 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 10:32-34 – Predicts His Suffering

Mark 10 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 10:35-40 – Nespotism and Baptism


Additional reading

  1. Who do you say Jesus is
  2. When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #1 Son of man
  3. When you believe Jesus is God: who do you think is the mediator? #2 Firstborn from the dead our advocate
  4. Christ the foundation of the church
  5. A Ransom for all 2 Corresponding price
  6. Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)
  7. A perfect life, obedient death, and glorious resurrection
  8. Today’s thought “He humbled himself by becoming …” (April 8)
  9. Today’s Thought “Given for a light to the Gentile” (June 24)
  10. Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)



  1. Daily Devotion – Scripture of Today: Mark 10:41-45
  2. Morning Musing: Mark 10:45
  3. Mark 10:45
  4. Service, Sacrifice, and Suffering
  5. The Mission of the Son of Man
  6. Why We Should Serve
  7. Serve One Another
  8. Why God Sent a Savior
  9. Those Who Would Lead
  10. Why Serve?

Matthew 22:11-13 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: King’s Inspection and Marriage Garments

Matthew 22:11-13 – King’s Inspection and Marriage Garments

MT22:11 “Now when the king arrived[1] to view[2] those reclining at the festival table he saw there a person without a wedding garment.[3] MT22:12 The king said to this person, ‘Friend,[4] how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ But, the person could not answer.[5] MT22:13 Then the king said to the servants,[6] ‘Bind both hands and feet and cast this person into the darkness outside.[7] There will be lamentation and grinding of teeth.’


[1] When the king arrived: This is the Parousia and the parousia-judgment. Note the “arrival” of the Most High in Daniel 7:22. Compare related parables at Matthew 24:44-25:46. Consider Daniel 12:1, 2; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 John 2:28; 1 John 4:17.

[2] To view: Or, MON: to inspect.

[3] Without a wedding garment: See Revelation 19:8. Like all weddings the invited guests dress appropriately to the occasion. This person dresses in such a way to make it obvious he is out of place at these festivities. Our dress often reveals something about us and our attitudes.

[4] Friend: Or, NW: Fellow.

[5] The person could not answer: Or, KJV: speechless; RHM: put to silence; KNX: made no reply; MON: lips were sealed.

[6] Servants: The Greek is DIAKONOIS and is often rendered “minister.” It is possible these are the “angels” of Matthew 13:41 and Matthew 25:31. Compare Hebrews 1:14.

[7] The darkness outside: Compare notes on Matthew 8:12, Matthew 13:42, Matthew 24:51, Matthew 25:30.



Matthew 22:1-6 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of Invitation to a Marriage

Matthew 22:7-10 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Invitations after City’s Destruction

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