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Mark 1 – An Overview of Mark from Mark 1

| October 6, 2016

Don’t get lulled into thinking Mark’s introduction is lacking when compared to the other gospel accounts. Mark’s begin with a veiled challenge to Caesar, then uses Jewish prophecy to link John to Jesus as forerunner is to king. Then the God of the Universe claims Jesus as His Son which is again a veiled shot […]

Mark – Outline

| October 6, 2016

A Two-Part Outline of Mark: I. Mark 1-8:30 – “Your emperor is nothing like Me because my power is greater than his.” II. Mark 8:31-16 – “I am nothing like your emperor because I give up my power to serve your needs.”

Mark – Key Word – euthus (“immediately”)

| January 23, 2013

Matthew – 8 times – 3:3; 3:16; 13:20; 13:21; 14:27; 21:2; 21:3; 26:74; 1:3. Mark – 44 times – 1:10; 1:12; 1:18; 1:20; 1:21; 1:23; 1:28; 1:29; 1:30; 1:42; 1:43; 2:8; 2:12; 3:6; 4:5; 4:15; 4:16; 4:17; 4:29; 5:2; 5:29; 5:30; 5:42; 6:25; 6:27; 6:45; 6:50; 6:54; 7:25; 8:10; 9:15; 9:20; 9:24; 10:52; 11:2; 11:3; […]

Mark 1:1-11 – The Four Voices of Confession

| January 23, 2013

Mark – “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (1:1) Isaiah – “Prepare the way for the Lord” (1:2) John – “Someone more powerful than I will come after me. I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the strap of His sandals” (1:7) God the Father – “You are My beloved Son […]

Mark 1:1; John 1:1

| January 23, 2013

The gospel of Mark is part of the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Luke, and Mark. But his introduction is more like John’s than his fellow synoptists. And yet within those similarities, there are great differences. Matthew and Luke, both include lengthy human genealogies and birth stories. Neither Mark nor John introduce such interests. John begins with […]

Daniel – Two Part Division

| August 10, 2012

Daniel is easily divided into two sections: 1) Narrative – Present (1-6); 2) Prophetic – Future (7-12). The applicable lesson for us is that the same God who is today will be tomorrow. The same God that saves now can save in the later. The same God in charge of history today is in charge […]

Daniel 1-6 – Two Types of Narratives

| August 10, 2012

Two types of Narratives in Daniel (Brueggemann, An Introduction to the Old Testament, p.352): Interpretation Story: The king has a vision or dream. The wise men of his court cannot interpret its meaning. The hero emerges and gives the interpretation. The hero is awarded. The king learns that ht hero’s God is all-powerful. Deliverance Story […]

Isaiah – Authorship

| June 16, 2012

“What Beethoven is in the realm of music, what Shakespeare is in the realm of literature, what Spurgeon was among the Victorian preachers, that is Isaiah among the prophets” (J. Sidlow Baxter, Explore the Book, v.3, p.217). Such exuberant praise is deserved and directed towards Isaiah’s “style – its grandeur and dignity, its energy and […]

1 & 2 Kings; 2 Chronicles – Dynasties in the Northern Kingdom of Israel

| October 19, 2011

Dynasties of Northern Kingdom – Dates, Number and Length (Explanation of Numbers – Ex.  Basha 3-2-1 – 3 (3rd king in Israel); 2 (2nd dynasty); 1 (1st king in that dynasty) 1-1-1 – Jeroboam 2-1-2 – Nadab Totals – 931-909 – 22 years

Structure of 2 Samuel and 1 Kings

| October 5, 2011

There is a simple and obvious way to organize the book of 1 Kings. There are 22 chapters. The first 11 are the reign of Solomon, and the rest describe the divided kingdom. Such a division is natural and orderly. However, there is another way, and that is to compare 1 Kings  to 2 Samuel’s […]