Mark Series Part 32, Mark 8:14-21 “The Yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod”


This week as we approach the halfway point of our journey through Mark’s Gospel, Sean reflects on a curious warning that Jesus gave to his disciples, “Beware the Yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod”. It sounded obscure to his disciples at the time, to the extent they completely missed it, being more worried about whether they’d brought food for the journey. As we’ll discover, for Mark, this warning pulled a lot of the threads together of the subversive nature of the Kingdom of God that Jesus had been talking about and demonstrating among all who he met on the road. ————————————————————— You can also read the relevant bible passage, Mark 8:14-21 online at: You can also subscribe to this series playlist on YouTube here: and also find 150+ additional bible reflections and stories, from various God’s Squad members around the world. _________________________________________ This presentation, and many of the previous and following ones in this series that Sean will present, includes references, quotes and research from the following sources; Meeting God in Mark, Rowan Williams, 2014. Binding the Strong Man, Ched Myers, 1998, (2008 edition) Mark, Paideia Commentary on the New Testament, Mary Ann Beavis, 2011. The Gospel of Mark, The New International Commentary on the New Testament, William L. Lane, 1974. The Gospel According to St. Mark, Black’s New Testament Commentaries, Morna D. Hooker, 1981, (2003 edition) Life on the Road, Athol Gill, 1992. Mark, New International Biblical Commentary, Larry W. Hurtado, 1983, (1998 edition). Mark, Tyndale New Testament Commentary, R. Alan Cole, 1961, (1989 edition) —————————————————————————- #godssquad #gospelofmark #bible #discipleship #mark8 #gscmc #godssquadcmc #christianbikers #Jesus #mission