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Mark 10:35-45 Seating Arrangements Argument

God has His own seating chart made up

God has His own seating chart made up

Jesus and His disciples are still on their way to Jerusalem. He had just finished telling them about His impending death when James and John ask Him a favor.

Something that puzzles me is the timing of James and John’s request. They make this request right after hearing Jesus say He was going to die and rise again. They had no clue what the “rise again” portion meant, but they certainly understood death. Jesus was also telling them it would happen THIS trip to Jerusalem. How could they be thinking of themselves at this time? What kind of Kingdom were they expecting Jesus to be establishing? Were they trying to distract Jesus from His talk about His death? Read more »