Parable of the Vine-growers And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard and put a wall around it, and dug a vat under the wine press and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey. At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #40 – Mark Chapter 12
Are You a Religious Person? I always cringe inside when people ask me if I'm religious. No...I'm not. I mean...wait...yes...in the sense that I'm a Christian, a Christ-follower. But no..."religious" really doesn't describe it at all. I have a dynamic, living, breathing relationship with the living God - with Jesus. I've been reborn - restored from … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 1 – Are You Religious?
Four Thousand Fed In those days, when there was again a large crowd and they had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples and said to them, “I feel compassion for the people because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #36 – Mark Chapter 8
Followers of Tradition The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come from Jerusalem, and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus observing the traditions of the elders; and when they come from the … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #35 – Mark Chapter 7
Jesus Heals on the Sabbath He entered again into a synagogue; and a man was there whose hand was withered. They were watching Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. He said to the man with the withered hand, “Get up and come forward!” And He said to them, “Is it lawful to do … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #31 – Mark Chapter 3
The Paralytic Healed When He had come back to Capernaum several days afterward, it was heard that He was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room, not even near the door; and He was speaking the word to them. And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four men. Being unable … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #30 – Mark Chapter 2
Pharisaism Exposed Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them. They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on men’s … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #23 – Matthew Chapter 23