Monthly Archives: December 2016

Amazed, Pt. 2

Re:Verse reading– Mark 6:1-13 (day seven) Jesus marveled because of their unbelief. Mark 6:6 People were amazed by the formerly demon possessed man’s story, the people of Capernaum were amazed by Jesus’ teaching, now it is Jesus’ turn to be … Continue reading

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Max Q

Re:Verse reading– Mark 6:1-13 (day five) Ever heard of “Max Q”. It’s a term  from NASA describing the maximum amount of aerodynamic pressure required for atmospheric flight (stress while entering the atmosphere). All shuttles and ships are designed to perform … Continue reading

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Released

Re:Verse reading– Mark 6:1-13 (day four) Jesus and His disciples went to Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown.  They had been all over teaching, healing, and doing wonderful miracles.  As the people of Nazareth heard Jesus preach, they were amazed.  They were also … Continue reading

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Surprise

Re:Verse reading– Mark 6:1-13 (day three)  “Isn’t this the carpenter?”  One generally does not welcome surprises.  Beyond the very few instances of well-meaning diversions—a gift kept secret until the unwrapping, a longed-for family member who shows up for the holidays after all—surprises … Continue reading

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Give Honor

Re:Verse reading– Mark 6:1-13 (day two)  “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? ” vs. 2b Going home can be rough. Perhaps you are … Continue reading

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Hometown boy

Re:Verse reading–Mark 6:1-13 (day one)  Nazareth was a small town.  In several ways.  Small in population.  Small in imagination. The people of this village all knew Jesus.  They had seen him grown up.  Known his father, his family. Good to … Continue reading

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When Christmas comes

Re:Verse reading– Mark 5:1-20 (day seven) “And they came to Jesus and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind”–v 15 There are two sides of the Christmas message.  The first is that Jesus … Continue reading

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Amazed

Re:Verse reading– Mark 5:1-20 (day six) People were amazed by the man’s story. Everywhere he went he told his story, and people marveled. This isn’t surprising, after all his story IS remarkable; demon possessed man returns to his right mind after … Continue reading

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How Much? How Long?

Re:Verse reading– Mark 5:1-20 (day five)  In an unprecedented move, Jesus tells the demon possessed man to, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on … Continue reading

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What Can God Do With Me?

Re:Verse reading– Mark 5:1-20 (day four) “What can God do with me?  I’m just one person!”  Have you ever said this…or at least thought it?  What a great answer to the question is found here in Mark.  The Decapolis, home of … Continue reading

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