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THE BAPTISM AND TEMPTING OF JESUS

December 29, 2012

The Baptism and Testing of Jesus 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You […]

HAVE YOU NOTICED? MARK HAS NO NATIVITY STORY

December 23, 2012

I had to set aside this blog for a few weeks because I was traveling (2400 miles in a little over a week) and also trying to finish up the New Testament Foundations Class that I have been teaching for Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s Pastoral Training Institute in eastern Pennsylvania.  With Christmas rolling in, I have […]

THE MAN FROM GALILEE

December 1, 2012

        The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus  from the New Living Translation 9 One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 10 As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on him[e] like […]

MARK AND SIMON PETER

November 28, 2012

BY STEVE DUNN The author of this gospel is Mark, sometimes known as John Mark. Mark was not one of the Twelve Disciples. He would have been a boy when Jesus walked the planet–perhaps even younger than John. He appears to have been attracted to the gospel early and may have been numbered among the […]

JOHN PREPARES THE WAY

November 24, 2012

For this study of Mark, we will be using the New Living Translation, supplemented by the New International Version. John the Baptist Prepares the Way 1 This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. It began 2 just as the prophet Isaiah had written: “Look, I am sending my messenger […]

THE GOSPEL OF MARK

November 21, 2012

by Steve Dunn We live in a day and age where people are spiritually hungry, yet intellectually suspicious.  Dan Kimball has written an excellent book anaylzing the church’s  ministry in today’s culture called They Like Jesus, But Not the Church.  People believe that truth is subjective and challenge authority constantly.  When the church is so “bold” […]