Category Archives: New Testament

Ingratitude, lepers, and Luke 17

It isn’t a big story. Luke 17:11-19 is one of those stories, if your not careful, you can sort of gloss right over. But, there are some important details I haven’t always paid attention too. As the text opens, Jesus … Continue reading

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51 degrees, Polar Vortex, and the church

51 degrees sounds pretty good right now, doesn’t it? The other night, you remember, the night when it got down to the coldest temperatures in 20 years due to the attack of the Polar Vortex, 51 degrees would have been … Continue reading

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Advent # 3: God with us

Immanuel. This is the name that Jesus is referred to in Matthew 1:23, quoting Isaiah 7:14. Immanuel means, “God with us.” After reading the genealogy of Jesus, you begin to realize that God has been busy carrying out his plans … Continue reading

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John 8 and the church

I love this story. It moves me and disturbs me at the same time. A woman caught in adultery is brought to Jesus. The Law demands that the culprits be stoned. Roman law prohibited capital punishment. Jesus asks a question to … Continue reading

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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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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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Colossians 2 notes

For those of my teens wanting to get ahead, and looking forward to our ongoing walk through of Colossians 2, here are the notes for the next couple of weeks: MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY Colossians 1:24-2:23 TEXT: 24 Now I rejoice in … Continue reading

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