Monthly Archives: December 2017

John 12:20-33 – Is this Greek to you?

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then … Continue reading

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John 3:14-21 – Avoiding snakes for eternal life

Jesus said, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his … Continue reading

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John 2:13-22 – Destroying the old temple for one new

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all … Continue reading

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Mark 8:31-38 – Ashamed to be reduced to death and rebirth

Jesus began to teach his disciples that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this … Continue reading

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Mark 1:9-15 – The path to the LORD requires testing

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a … Continue reading

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Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 – Forged in a wilderness fire

Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as … Continue reading

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Mark 9:2-9 – Transfiguring things out

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. … Continue reading

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