Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mark 4

Mark 4 opens with powerful words from Jesus. He is portrayed as a powerful doer/healer in the opening pages of Mark – proclaiming the arrival of the Kingdom of God and now in chapter 4 especially Mark introduces us to … Continue reading

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Mark 3:25 ramblings

Mark 3:25 –Jesus’s words are haunting. If a house if is divided against itself it cannot stand. Boy, how true. One of the interesting things here is the word house is used throughout Mark as a marker for who is … Continue reading

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Observations from Mark 3

Mark 3 observations: 3:1-6 — Jesus is engaged in a struggle with the Pharisees that will be ongoing, they were forever scrutinizing Jesus. Jesus’ ministry didn’t fit their preconceived ideas of what ministry should look like. The Pharisees were focused on … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Sabbath from Exodus 35:2-3

Moses assembles the people and reminds them of some important things, “2 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it must be … Continue reading

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Moses and Aaron two different ministry styles

In Exodus 32 this week I notice a couple of interesting contrasts between Moses and Aaron: Moses is on the mountain with God seeking God’s face, Aaron is content with the face of an idol Moses is obedient to a … Continue reading

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