Monthly Archives: January 2013

Authority

RE Verse reading–Mark 12:28-34 (day four) Jesus was in dialogue with the religious leaders.  They knew the law…they knew the source of Jesus’ authority, but they refused to accept it.  When asked if John the Baptist’s message was from God … Continue reading

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Afraid

RE Verse reading–Mark 12:28-34 (day three) “And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.”  Songwriters often fear performing their songs for an audience.  Painters often dread exhibitions.  Actors languish in profound anxiety waiting on the critical … Continue reading

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Who does Jesus commend?

Mark 12:28-34 (Day two) Mark rarely tells of someone from the religious establishment being commended by Jesus. “You’re not far from the kingdom of God” is a glowing commendation. What made him different? Was it his knowledge of the Bible? … Continue reading

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One

RE Verse reading–Mark 12:28-34 (day one) “Hear , O Israel, the Lord our God is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all of your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”  … Continue reading

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When I am weak. . .

RE Verse reading–Mark 6:45-52, 8:1-21 (day seven) “He came towards them. . . walking on the sea.  He intended to pass them by.”  (6:49)  It is not God’s purpose to remove all struggle from life.  Even for His children.  Problems can … Continue reading

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Anger management

RE Verse reading–Mark 6:45-52, 8:1-21 (day six) “After saying farewell to them, he went up on the mountain to pray”  (6:46)  When Scripture says “be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger”, (James 1:19) it makes a huge requirement.  … Continue reading

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What’s their Point?

RE Verse reading–Mark 6:45-52, 8:1-21 (day five) What was it the disciples didn’t “see”? What was it they didn’t “hear”? What was it they didn’t “understand”? What was it they didn’t “remember”? What was it they were missing? They stopped … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Hardened Heart?

RE Verse reading–Mark 6:45-52, 8:1-21 (day four) It was a stinging question!  In verse 8:17, Jesus was amazed at His disciples.  They had first seen Him feed over five thousand people with a few loaves and fish.  Then, He did … Continue reading

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Cosmos

RE Verse reading–Mark 6:45-52; 8:1-21 (day three) “Don’t you remember?” (8:18)  From time to time, scarce food became plenteous.  Fierce storms would recede.  Those who witnessed Jesus pushing back on what they saw as a cold and menacing universe thought … Continue reading

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I’m Hungry

“Why are you discussing that you do not have any bread? Do you not yet understand or comprehend?” Jesus sensed the great struggle for power at work all around him. The Pharisees wanted it through religious compulsion. The Herodians wanted … Continue reading

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