Category: Discipleship

Bethany

Bethany is an important place for biblical context and consideration. Means house of unripe dates or figs (Bryant, 1967, p. 77) Located just beyond the Jordan River, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus (Bryant, 1967, p. 77) A different Bethany from John’s location (Bryant,…

The New Naaman (2 Kings 5:1-14)

Are we too great to follow simple instructions? Do we become dramatic or create a scene when the instructions are straightforward? “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” (v. 10) Naaman was…

Fig Tree Results (Mk. 11:20-25)

Just enough time passes between seedtime and harvest for our humanity to forget our responsibility. We “planted” ideas, actions (time, talent), money (treasure) and when the corresponding harvest arrives, sometimes we feign surprise…especially if we want a different harvest. CONTEXT. The context of Mark…

GroupThink (1 Cor. 1:10-17)

Apostle Paul opens his letter to the church at Corinth with greetings and thanksgiving. Then he makes his first appeal, for the unity of the brethren in the faith community (1 Cor. 1:10-17).  Divisions in the Church 10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the…

God Abides in Our Choices (Ps. 139:7-13)

Psalm 139 is a song of David, a lament actually (NKJV Chronological Bible, 2008, p. 426). David emphasizes God’s perfect knowledge of man (p. 428). That bears a brief inspection, right?  We believe God has both ability and capacity. He heals. He makes whole….

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