Category Archives: Christian

Opinions; August 10, 2020


Luke 6:22 “Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.” My first thought on reading this was that Donald Trump is greatly … Continue reading

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Focus; August 9, 2020


Luke 4:44 And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea. Jesus healed and delivered many, which gained Him popularity, but He never stopped proclaiming the Gospel. We get caught up in all sorts of things, but we must … Continue reading

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Fulfillment of Scripture; August 8, 2020


Luke 4:21 And he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” This whole story is one I have loved for a long time. I have preached multiple times about how the passage from Isaiah … Continue reading

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Bartimaeus; August 7, 2020


Mark 10:51-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along … Continue reading

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Faith; August 6, 2020


Mark 9:23-24 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Matthew’s telling of this episode came up in the readings July 26th, but … Continue reading

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Maturity; August 5, 2020


Mark 8:25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. I think this is a very important story, not just for those involved in … Continue reading

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Preconceptions; August 4, 2020


Mark 6:2-3 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that he even … Continue reading

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Witnessing; August 3, 2020


Mark 5:18-19 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has … Continue reading

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Opposition; August 2, 2020


Mark 3:5-6 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Then the Pharisees went out and … Continue reading

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Salvation by Grace; August 1, 2020


Mark 2:17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” This is an enormously important statement on the part … Continue reading

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