Monthly Archives: February 2016

February 9, 2016: Day 37 – Mark 9

It’s hard to believe that Ash Wednesday is tomorrow.  The Sunday before Ash Wednesday we traditionally celebrate the Transfiguration which is what we just read in chapter 9.  As we read in Matthew and then heard again last Sunday from … Continue reading

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February 8, 2016: Day 36 – Mark 8

Let’s go ahead and focus on verses 34-38 which are called “the way of the cross”.  So what does it take to be a follower of Jesus?  In Jesus’ response he tells us that we must be willing to deny … Continue reading

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February 7, 2016: Day 35 – Mark 7

One of my most vivid memories of going to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul is seeing the dozens of spigots lined up with men washing their hands and their feet in front of the running water from these spigots.  In … Continue reading

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February 6, 2016: Day 34 – Mark 6

My freshman year in college I started a Bible Study on my floor.  It was a very diverse group of people who came to it.  My roommate was from Guyana and was Rastafarian, and he attended at first.  We had … Continue reading

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February 5, 2016: Day 33 – Mark 5

So these pictures represent our best guess as to where Jesus drove out the evil spirits of legion and where they then entered the pigs and and drowned into the sea.  For some reason I pictured it happening today with … Continue reading

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February 4, 2016: Day 32 – Mark 4

I have to admit that there are times that I am watching a golf tournament on TV and I see a player get an 8 on a hole and there is something in me that celebrates.  “Hey, I can do … Continue reading

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February 3, 2016: Day 31 – Mark 3

There are some who say that Jesus’ refusal to follow the traditional approach to the Sabbath made him a target for the religious leaders and ultimately it was what had him killed.  It would seem that vs. 6 would support … Continue reading

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February 2, 2016: Day 30 – Mark 2

Recently I receive an email where a question was asked if Jesus ever explicitly spelled out to his disciples who he was and the power that he had to forgive sins.  Did he make it clear how his death and resurrection were tied … Continue reading

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February 1, 2016: Day 29 – Mark 1

So we turn the page and we find ourselves in the Gospel of Mark.  What you see above is a mosaic from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome at one of the four corners above the altar.  It depicts Mark, the Gospel … Continue reading

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