John 9-12: The building climax of the ministry of Jesus.

September 26, 2015. Daily Reading: John 9-12. Background: John 7-8. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 9 The blinding of pride and stubbornness: In chapter nine of John’s gospel, we are given an account of Jesus’ healing of a man that had been born blind, but the irony of the story is that those who could well…

Luke 19-20: Jesus in Jerusalem.

July 18, 2015. Daily Reading: Luke 19-20. Background: Luke 17-18. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 19 1. Zacchaeus and the parable of ten minas: In the first half of this chapter, Jesus teaches two lessons in the house of Zacchaeus, a short man who was a rich, tax collector. Tax collectors in this day were considered to…

Mark 11-12: The Christ.

April 25, 2015. Daily Reading: Mark 11-12. Background: Mark 9-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 1. The triumphal entry: To prepare for the triumphal entry, which had been prophesied about in the days of old (see Zechariah 9:9), Jesus sent two of His disciples to go get a young donkey on which no one had ridden…

Praise the Lord!

January 8, 2014. “And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet…