Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 19, 2016: Day 47 – Luke 3

Do you see what Luke does again at the beginning of this chapter?  Just like in chapter 1 and 2 he grounds the story that he is about to tell in history.  This time he gives two complete verses of … Continue reading

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February 18, 2016: Day 46 – Luke 2

We arrive at the birth of Jesus while the author nestles us comfortably within the confines of history.  I’m in the middle of reading Killing Jesus and while it isn’t one of my favorite books, there are aspects of history that … Continue reading

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February 17, 2016: Day 45 – Luke 1

The Gospel of Luke.  We have finally arrived.  While I have been on record as saying that John is my favorite Gospel, and it is, Luke nevertheless provides more historical data and more of a rounded approach to the life … Continue reading

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February 16, 2016: Day 44 – Mark 16

Now the controversy starts for some people.  The Gospel of Mark is said to have a shorter ending and a longer ending.  Most of the manuscripts that are of historical value end at vs. 8.  Keep in mind we do … Continue reading

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February 15, 2016: Day 43 – Mark 15

We find Michelangelo’s Pieta` in St. Peter’s church in Rome.  It is stunning and it makes you realize the pain and the agony not only that Jesus went through but his entire family and those who followed him.  Even if … Continue reading

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February 14, 2016: Day 42 – Mark 14

How quickly things can change.  These 72 verses reflect 48 hours that have the disciples on the top of the world at the beginning of this chapter, and then all of them end up scattering and abandoning Jesus as he … Continue reading

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February 13, 2016: Day 41 – Mark 13

At our last Revelation Bible Study on the first Wednesday of the month we got into what do we believe, or probably better yet what do we know, about the end times?  Do we have a firm conviction that we … Continue reading

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February 12, 2016: Day 40 – Mark 12

Chapter 12 contains some of the most important verses in the Bible.  Now that I have your attention let’s go through this chapter and point out those areas that you absolutely must know because they are pivotal verses in Scripture. … Continue reading

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February 11, 2016: Day 39 – Mark 11

I hope you are hanging in there.  We are almost halfway done, just a week away, and I pray that these readings are not becoming a drudgery but rather something to which you look forward every day.  We find ourselves … Continue reading

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February 10, 2016: Day 38 – Mark 10

On this Ash Wednesday, we keep in mind that Jesus died for us and that our sin caused God to grieve so much that he was willing to sacrifice His Son.  It is not a feel good story, or a … Continue reading

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