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April 2010

Mark 9 Commentary

vv.2-13 “Mark wants his first readers to see that the suffering of Jesus is not incompatible with his glory. Moses and Elijah may have escaped death according to Jewish tradition; the Messiah will not. Jesus offers no explanation why the Son of Man must suffer except that it is written and that it is necessary. […]

Devotion Time: April 26-May 2, 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 8 Commentary

Mark 8 Commentary vv.1-10: “This second feeding miracle invites comparison with the first. […]   Note how this feeding occurs immediately after Mark has recorded how Jesus crossed purity boundaries and social barriers. Jewish purificatory customs comprised the chief hindrance to associations between Jews and Gentiles, and Jesus has dismissed these concerns as peripheral (7:1 […]

Devotion Time: April 19-25, 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 7 Commentary

v.1-5 Another fact finding delegation was sent by the Pharisees in Jerusalem to observe Jesus, and to their surprise they discover that Jesus’ disciples did not observe the ceremonial tradition of washing one’s hands before eating a meal. To the Pharisaic and Scribal Jew, it was ritual, ceremonial, and regulations like washing of the hands […]

Devotion Time: April 12-18, 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 6 Commentary

vv.2-3 “Blindness to the truth takes many forms, and those closest to Jesus do not have an advantage in understanding who he is. They are perplexed about the source of Jesus’ wisdom and deeds and ask themselves (6:2b), “What’s this wisdom that has been given him… ?” […] The question assumes that wisdom has been […]

Devotion Time: April 5-11, 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. […]