Archive for December, 2014

Tuesday of Advent 2 – Mark 3:7-19

ShareMark 3:7-19 “And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted.  And they came to Him.  Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons.” In verses […]

December 8, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Monday Advent 2 – Mark 2:23-3:6

ShareMark 2:23-3:6             Jesus Christ is the Wisdom of God incarnated.  Though we already know this, it’s good to have an illustration of it from the life and words of Jesus Himself.  And that is exactly what Jesus gives us today – a teaching on the meaning of wisdom. Biblically speaking, wisdom is knowing God […]

December 7, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of First Sunday in Advent – Mark 2:13-22

ShareMark 2:13-22 Most who have read and studied the Bible at all know that the parable of the new wine into old wineskins is Jesus’ teaching on the coming of the New Covenant and the necessity of the Old Covenant being abolished.  Because of the radically new nature of the New Covenant (even though there […]

December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of First Sunday in Advent – Mark 2:1-12

ShareMark 2:1-12             It’s easy to think of the miracles of Jesus as being ordinary occurrences.  After all, we’re only halfway through Mark 2, and already we’ve heard about 4 specific miracles, as well as references to multiple miracles.  The New Testament is so saturated with miracles, especially the Gospels where Jesus lives, that at […]

December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of First Sunday in Advent – Mark 1:40-45

ShareMark 1:40-45 Imagine that you are a leper.  Imagine that you have a disease which began several years ago with a chronic fatigue and pains in the joints.  This part of the disease was something like fibromyalgia – but it gets worse.  Parts of your skin become discolored, and little nodules form on this discolored […]

December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of First Sunday in Advent – Mark 1:29-39

ShareMark 1:29-39 Why did Jesus Christ come into the world?  Sometimes we think it was only to die on the Cross, and of course the Crucifixion and Resurrection are central to understanding the ministry of our Lord. But if all He did was come to die on the Cross, then why did He spend three […]

December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of First Sunday in Advent – Mark 1:14-28

ShareMark 1:14-28 It’s here!  The time is fulfilled!  The Kingdom of God is at hand! He’s here!  The Messiah has come!  The King of kings is at hand! This is the message of Advent and Christmas, the message of the New Covenant, and the message of our lives. Sometimes we seem to believe only in […]

December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments More