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December 26, 2017

Good morning and Merry Christmas. That's correct! It is now Christmas. The season of Christmas does not actually begin until Christmas Day. You have heard the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas?" That's because there are twelve days beginning with Christmas Day. The da...

December 22, 2017

Yes, Mary had a baby! It's hard to fathom the God of the universe being nursed by a young girl who served as the mother of God. Yes, if we are going to say that Jesus was born, then we have to also realize that meant Jesus wet his diaper, (and the other), he had to lea...

December 21, 2017

I'm glad you could join me today as we continue our look at the Gospel of Luke. Yesterday we began looking at the angel's announcement to both Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist. and  Mary, the mother of Jesus. We learned from the announcement to Mary that the a...

December 19, 2017

Good morning. Today we begin the Gospel of Luke. Let the fun begin. Yes, this will be a more in-depth look at some of the things we have seemingly skipped or hurried over. Let's get right to work.

"Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been...

December 18, 2017

Good morning. Today, I will finish our look at the Gospel of Mark. At least for the time being. There is so much that I have not covered, but I want to get to the birth narrative of Jesus as found in Luke's gospel in time for Christmas. We will eventually cover many of...

December 15, 2017

Good Friday morning to you. I hope you are having a great day. Yesterday we looked at the role of women in Mark's Gospel as well as the insiders and the outsiders. Today, I want to begin by looking at five challenges (or debates) leveled at Jesus at the beginning of hi...

December 14, 2017

Good morning. Let's get right to work this morning as we continue looking into the Gospel of Mark. I'm not necessarily going verse by verse, nor chapter by chapter in dealing with this Gospel. Today, I want to explore some of the important topics in this gospel. The fi...

December 13, 2017

Good morning. It is sure cold here in Madison, WV. But, it is still a good day. I hope you are ready for a look into the Gospel of Mark. In the next few days we will cover a lot of territory. I hope to be in the Gospel of Luke by next week so we can look at the Birth N...

December 12, 2017

Good morning. If you recall when Jesus made his way into the city of Jerusalem he was given a parade. What an entrance! Oh how things have changed! Judas, the treasurer of the band of disciples, betrayed Jesus by handing him over to those who wanted to kill him. Peter,...

December 11, 2017

Today, we will continue looking at the last days of Jesus according to Matthew. Last week we saw where Peter declared his loyalty to Jesus until the end. Jesus let Peter know that he would actually deny him three times before the rooster crowed. Jesus was arrested, but...

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