Leviticus 22-24: Acceptable offerings, feasts and justice.

August 24, 2015. Daily Reading: Leviticus 22-24. Background: Leviticus 19-21. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 22 1. The eating of holy things: The bringing of this chapter lays out a warning first to priests and then to any who would eat the holy things that had been offered as sacrifice before the Lord. The warning to…

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…

The unbridled tongue produces worthless religion.

October 13, 2014. In this world full of various pleasures and temptations, we often tend to categorize and rank sins based on how “bad” they are relative to one another. We see murder as an obvious and terrible sin, where as lying here and there is really not that big of a deal. We see…