Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Lesson from John the Baptist

RE Verse reading–Mark 1:1-11 (Day Five) In the beginning of the Gospel of Mark, we meet John the Baptist. John the Baptizer understood his role in the Kingdom of God. It was to “prepare the way”. The required daily activities … Continue reading

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Identity, Mission, Call

ReVerse Passage:  Mark 1:1-15; 6:14-29; 11:27-33 (day 4) In Christianity Explored by Rico Tice, three great themes are identified in Mark:  1) Who is Jesus? (Jesus’ Identity)  2) Why did He come? (Jesus’ Mission)  3) What does He require of … Continue reading

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Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.

RE Verse reading–Mark 1:1-11 (Day Three)  “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.”  John came baptizing, and for good reason.  Baptism signifies a beginning—in our Christian tradition, of course, a new birth into life under the … Continue reading

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Who is God’s Wife?

RE Verse reading–Mark 1:1-11 (Day Two) “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God…You are my beloved Son…” If Jesus is God’s Son, who is God’s wife? It’s a fair question, especially coming from an eight … Continue reading

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Preparing for Jesus

RE Verse reading–Mark 1:1-11 (day one)  “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.”  Welcome to a new study in the gospel of Mark.  For 13 weeks it will be our privilege to see Christ in the way … Continue reading

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The hope of Israel

RE Verse reading–Acts 28:17-31 (day seven) “It is because of the hope of Israel that I am bound with this chain.”  (vs 20)  Paul is careful here.  He does not to be misunderstood.  He has not done anything against the … Continue reading

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Hardly hearing

RE Verse reading–Acts 28:17-31 (day six) ” For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears. . .otherwise they might. . .hear with their ears. . .and turn, and I would heal them”  (vs 27)  Despite … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Give Thanks!!

Re Verse reading Acts 28:17-31(day five). Acts 18:15 “At the sight of these people Paul thanked God and was encouraged.”  Donald Whitney’s book 15 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health, poses the revealing question: “Do you delight in the Bride … Continue reading

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Give Thanks!

Re Verse reading Acts 28:17-31(day four)  Today is Thanksgiving Day!  We are reminded to give thanks for the blessings of life.  In today’s reading, we have the greatest reason to give thanks.  We find it in verse 28, “Therefore let … Continue reading

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Center Stage

RE Verse reading–Acts 28:17-31 (day three)  God used poverty and weakness for his own entrance into the world, but God doesn’t always work through such lowly means.  When the times are right for world-shifting movements, he often employs significant influencers … Continue reading

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