Mark 2 is a fascinating chapter which begins with the story of a paralyzed man and his four friends (2:-12). When the four friends hear about Jesus’ ability to heal others, they stop at nothing for the chance to heal their friend: they carry him to the house where Jesus is staying, and finding it […]
Mark’s Gospel begins with his thesis statement: “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1). Mark’s selection of parables, his presentation of Christ’s miracles, and his overall tone will all serve his desire to present Jesus as being truly God and truly man.
At New Year’s, people of faith will often make a resolution to work their way through the Bible over the course of the coming year. And while these resolutions are sincere, that experience often hits a wall sometime in February or March when these people hit the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy: books […]