Tag: Mark

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Matthew 22:1-46; Mark 12:1-44 (June 4)

Jesus stepped often into verbal minefields. As he spoke of the kingdom, the Herodians, Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes take aim. Yet with each answer the multitude is atonsished as his doctrine. So profound were his answers, No man after that dared ask him any question. God’s word is not superficial.  It is as deep as it is wide.  Marvel at his words today. Read … Read More Matthew 22:1-46; Mark 12:1-44 (June 4)

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Mark 11:1-33; John 12:1-50 (June 3)

The prophet Zechariah predicted Jesus riding triumphantly into the city of Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9).  Jesus fulfilled that prophecy in Mark 11:7-11.  In John 12:32-34 Jesus prophesied about His death and He will save men by way of the cross! Read Mark 11:1-33 and John 12:1-50

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Matthew 19:1-30 and Mark 10:1-52 (May 31)

The encounter of Jesus with the Rich Young Ruler portrays the truth that only when man abandons his confidence in riches and other things, can he receive the supernatural gift of everlasting life. Because, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Confidence in anything but Christ alone is futile. Often, people believe riches are equated with God’s approval, yet man’s … Read More Matthew 19:1-30 and Mark 10:1-52 (May 31)

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Matthew 17:1-27; Mark 9:1-50; Luke 9:28-62 (May 21)

Writing today from Gardiner, MT As the offer was made by Jesus to the nation of Israel to repent, believe in Him and receive the Kingdom, few listened to or understood His words. The disciples themselves struggled to grasp the meaning and timing of the Kingdom. At the Transfiguration, Jesus showed His glory and what it would be like in the Kingdom, but the … Read More Matthew 17:1-27; Mark 9:1-50; Luke 9:28-62 (May 21)

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Matthew 16:1-28; Mark 8:1-38; Luke 9:18-27 (May 20)

Writing today from Gardiner, MT “Who say the people that I am?” Some wonder, even today; Who is Jesus?  Many cults claim the name of Jesus, but who do they say He is? He is the Messiah of Israel (Matthew 16:16), and the Son of the Living God.  He is Jesus of Nazareth.  The historical Jesus who lived, died a sinner’s death, rose on … Read More Matthew 16:1-28; Mark 8:1-38; Luke 9:18-27 (May 20)

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Matthew 15:1-39 and Mark 7:1-37 (May 19)

Writing today from Sheridan, WY We must always guard against legalism. Becoming a Law-lover is a natural tendancy and a trap many fall into.  For some reason we like to tag rules onto everything, including our faith.  This was the problem with the scribes and Pharisees. “Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophecy about you saying: These people draw near to me with their mouth, and … Read More Matthew 15:1-39 and Mark 7:1-37 (May 19)

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Matthew 14:1-36; Mark 6:1-56; Luke 9:1-17 (May 17)

Writing today from Grand Junction, CO “Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.” Yet pride and sexuality got in his way of believing the truth John the Baptist taught; Repent.  Herod did the opposite, gave in to his emotions, and had John … Read More Matthew 14:1-36; Mark 6:1-56; Luke 9:1-17 (May 17)

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Matthew 12:1-21, Mark 3:1-35, and Luke 6:1-49 (May 9)

[From Flagstaff, Arizona] Two standout topics run through today’s passages.  The Sabbath, and demon possession. The Sabbath (or seventh day) is first mentioned in Genesis 2:3, Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created. For the next 2,500 years there is nothing mentioned of the Sabbath.  Not until Exodus 16:23 … Read More Matthew 12:1-21, Mark 3:1-35, and Luke 6:1-49 (May 9)

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Mark 2:1-28 (May 7)

[From Tehachapi, California] Opposition against Jesus intensifies.  Four times in today’s passage He is criticized.  Two times for doing what the critics think He should not do, and two times for not doing what they think He should do! Haters will be haters. Four criticisms:  Healing the paralyzed man.  The conversion of Levi and the subsequent celebration.  Not observing fasting.  Not observing the Sabbath. … Read More Mark 2:1-28 (May 7)

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Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-45, and Luke 3:1-38 (May 4)

Jesus the Messiah now begins His ministry.  His purpose? To offer His Kingdom to the nation of Israel (Mark 1:38).  His message? That He is the Messiah and the nation of Israel must repent and believe in Him. Don’t be confused. John’s baptism was for the nation of Israel (not the Church), his message was to prepare the way for the Messiah and His … Read More Matthew 3:1-17, Mark 1:1-45, and Luke 3:1-38 (May 4)