Mark 7-8: Missing the big picture.

April 11, 2015. Daily Reading: Mark 7-8. Background: Mark 5-6. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 7 1. Traditions of men: Jesus has had many run ins with the Pharisees, and this instance is not all that dissimilar to the other disputes they have had with Him. In this case, they attack His disciples for not washing their…

Mark 3-4: The social Christ.

March 28, 2015. Daily Reading: Mark 3-4. Background: Mark 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. Antagonists to Christ: We see a couple of different antagonists to Christ in this chapter, one that is expected and another that might not be as obvious. The first is the opposition of the Pharisees, who were just waiting for…

Following the cloud and pillar of fire.

November 4, 2014. “Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.Throughout all their journeys, whenever the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the people of Israel…

The maturation of mankind.

June 22, 2014. “Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a…