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March 2010

Devotion Time: Passion Week, March 29-April 4, 2010

To commemorate the suffering of the Lord Jesus throughout Passion Week, we will take a break from our Mark Inductive DTs, and will meditate each day on the events leading up to Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday and resurrection on Easter Sunday. Download Passion Week DT packet

Devotion Time: March 22-28, 2010

Here is the recommended personal devotions schedule. Monday to Thursday For each weekday, from Monday to Thursday, – Read the assigned text several times – Do Inductive Bible Study using the questions and prompts provided in the downloadable packet – Personal Reflection based on the questions in the packet. Friday Read the assigned New Testament passage. […]

Mark 5 Commentary

vv.1-43 “Vanstone describes the effects of Jesus’ ministry well: As He moves about He leaves behind him a trail of transformed scenes and changed situations — fishermen no longer at their nets, sick people restored to health, critics confounded, a storm stilled, hunger assuaged, a dead girl raised to life. Jesus’ presence is an active […]

Devotion Time: March 15-21, 2010

Here is the recommended personal devotions schedule. Monday to Thursday For each weekday, from Monday to Thursday, – Read the assigned text several times – Do Inductive Bible Study using the questions and prompts provided in the downloadable packet – Personal Reflection based on the questions in the packet. Friday Read the assigned New Testament passage. […]

Mark 4 Commentary

v.1: “In this section we see Jesus making a new departure. He was no longer teaching in the synagogue; he was teaching by the lakeside. He had made the orthodox approach to the people; now he had to take unusual methods.  We do well to note that Jesus was prepared to use new methods. He […]

Devotion Time: March 8-14, 2010

Here is the recommended personal devotions schedule. Monday to Thursday For each weekday, from Monday to Thursday, – Read the assigned text several times – Do Inductive Bible Study using the questions and prompts provided in the downloadable packet – Personal Reflection based on the questions in the packet. Friday Read the assigned New Testament passage. […]

Mark 3 Commentary

Mark 3:1-2 “For the Jews in the time of Jesus, the Sabbath was more than just a matter of obedience to rules.  Sabbath observance was regarded as a way to honor the holiness of Yahweh (Ex. 20:8-11; Deut. 5:12-15).  It also marked the joyful entry into sacred time, the time of the beginning before human […]

Mark 2 Inductive Bible Study Sample

Click here to download Mark 2 Sample Inductive Bible Study

Mark 2 Commentary

Mark 2:6-8 “In the eyes of the teachers of the law, to presume to forgive sins is an arrogant affront to the majesty of God, which appropriately can be labeled blasphemy.  A priest could pronounce the forgiveness of sins on the basis of repentance, restitution, and sacrifice (Lev. 4; 5; 16; 17:11); but Jesus seems […]

Mark 1 Inductive Bible Study Sample.

Click here to download a sample.