Tag Archives: Jesus

Ancestors

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:10-32 (day six) Did you know that Shem is one of our spiritual forefathers? It’s true. The line of Shem runs straight to Jesus, and then extends to His church. This genealogy is a reminder that God is … Continue reading

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Glory

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 11:1-9 (day six) Pastor Don has already written on the difference between the unity depicted in Genesis 11 and the kind prescribed for the church in John 17:21-23, but I can’t help but have a go too. It … Continue reading

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Knowledge

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:8-24  (day six)  Maybe the hardest kind of knowledge is self-knowledge; seeing yourself for who you really are. Their eyes had been opened, but they still couldn’t see; they had become wise in their own eyes. Rather than come clean, they … Continue reading

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Resolute

Re: Verse reading–Mark 15:33-41; 16:1-8 (day six) “…just as he told you.” Mark 16:17 It is no surprise to us, but Jesus did exactly what he said he would do. He followed through; he completed the task; he stuck to his … Continue reading

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Mosaic of Wrongs

Re: Verse reading–Mark 14:43-52; 15:1-15 (day six) “Why, what evil has he done?”-Pilate That was Pilate’s immediate response to the frenzied cries to crucify Jesus. At best it was a half-hearted defense of Jesus; an effort to talk sense into the … Continue reading

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Gospel Depth

Re:Verse reading–Mark 14:12-31 (day six) Mark is coming to a close, but it is a Gospel after all, and thus rapidly moves towards the Cross. In this narrative we have the securing of the upper room, the enunciation of a new … Continue reading

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Bountiful

Re: Verse reading–Mark 11:12-33 (day six) In the beginning God invited Adam and Eve to eat of all the fruit of the garden, save one. That fruit would only bring suffering and death. Jesus came that we might have life and … Continue reading

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Lift

Re:Verse reading–Mark 9:14-29 (day six) “Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.” Mark 9:27 Amidst the arguing scribes, the father who struggled with unbelief, the disciples who lacked faith was a boy, a young man. As … Continue reading

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Seeing

Re:Verse reading–Mark 8:27-38 (day six) Jesus wanted Peter to see, not in part but the whole of things. That’s why this moment between Jesus and Peter is one of grace; it was spittle gently applied to his eyes (much like he … Continue reading

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Watching

Re:Verse reading – Mark 7:1-23 (day six) The Pharisees were watching Jesus’ disciples from afar, always bent on finding fault, shortcomings. They came by them easy enough, these were fishermen and tax collectors after all. Point, gasp, sneer, all part of … Continue reading

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