Read Thru The New Testament – February 21

February 21   Mark 4:1-20   The Work of the Servant                          Mark 1:14-8:26, cont’d. Mark 4:1-34             The Preaching through Parables In these verses, Jesus tells 4 Parables that demonstrate how the Word of God is communicated, how people respond to it, and what it produces in them. Mark 4:1-5-#1 The Parable of the Sower This... Continue Reading →

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Read Thru The New Testament – February 20

February 20   Mark 3:22-35   The Work of the Servant                          Mark 1:14-8:26, cont’d. Mark 3:13-35           The Appointing of His 12 Disciples, cont’d. Mark 3:22-27-The scribes claim that Jesus is possessed by Beelzebub.  Jesus responds by saying that if He is possessed by Satan and is casting out the demons of Satan...then Satan is finished…because... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – February 19

February 19   Mark 3:1-21   The Work of the Servant                          Mark 1:14-8:26, cont’d. Mark 1:21-3:12       The Demonstration of His Authority, cont’d. Mark 3:1-6-Jesus goes to the Synagogue on the Sabbath.  There, He finds a man with a “withered hand” (the word means: to become dry and is used of plants and crops that have... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – February 18

February 18   Mark 2   The Work of the Servant                          Mark 1:14-8:26, cont’d. Mark 1:21-3:12       The Demonstration of His Authority, cont’d. Mark 2:1-Back in Capernaum…"at home".  Jesus has made Capernaum His base of ministry. Mark 2:2-10-A man that is a paralytic cannot get to Jesus…so his friends decide to help him.  The reason he... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – February 17

February 17   Mark 1:23-45   The Work of the Servant                          Mark 1:14-8:26, cont’d. Mark 1:21-3:12       The Demonstration of His Authority, cont’d. Mark 1:23-28-In the synagogue was a man with an “unclean spirit” (a demon).  When the demon saw Jesus he began to call out through the man, “What do we have to do with... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – February 16

February 16   Mark   For a visual summation (map) of the ministry and travels of Jesus see: http://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CP051GOSPELMAPS.htm http://www.bible-history.com/geography/ancient-israel/israel-first-century.html   The author of this Gospel is John Mark.  His mother was a woman of wealth and position in Jerusalem (Acts 12:12).  His cousin was Barnabas (Col. 4:10).  He was a close friend of Peter... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – February 15

February 15   Matthew 28   The Victory of the King                             Matthew 28:1-20 Matthew 28-The Resurrection Matthew 28:1-10-It is early on Sunday morning.  Mary Magdalene and the other Mary arrive at the tomb.  An angel appears and tells them three things.  First, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus…” ... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – February 14

February 14   Matthew 27:32-66   The Rejection of the King                         Matthew 26:1-27:66, cont’d. Matthew 27:32-66-The Crucifixion on Golgotha For a detailed medical examination of the crucifixion see: http://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/terasaka_david/misc/crucify.cfm; http://www.cfpeople.org/Apologetics../page51a024.html. Matthew 27:32-44-The crucifixion of Jesus.  As they were leaving, the Romans forced a man named Simon to carry the cross of Jesus.  He was from... Continue Reading →

Read Thru The New Testament – February 13

February 13   Matthew 27:1-31   The Rejection of the King                         Matthew 26:1-27:66, cont’d. The Order of the 5 Trials of Jesus (a compilation from the Gospels), cont’d. Trial #1-before Annas Trial #2-before Caiaphas Matthew 27:1-The decision of the Sanhedrin (Council) to put Jesus to death. Matthew 27:3-5-When Judas realizes that Jesus is going to... Continue Reading →

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