Luke 9:1-27. Jesus sent out the twelve apostles. Herod tried to meet with Jesus because his fame was rising, at one time Jesus fed the Five Thousand (besides women and children). Peter Confessed Jesus to be “The Christ of God”.
2 Samuel 16 tells of Mephibosheth’s servant. Shimel sided with Absalom and cursed David. Absalom listened to the advice of Ahithopel, a supposed man of God.
2 Samuel 17 records the advice of Hushai to Absalom. Hushai also warned David to escape, which he did, and some people provided food and supplies for David and his men.
2 Samuel 18. Absalom suffered an inglorious death (read about it). David heard of Absalom’s death and mourned for Absalom.
Mark 6:1-13, In Mark 6 Jesus proclaimed ”A Prophet is not without honor, but in his own hometown, and among his own kin.” Jesus sent out the Twelve, and they were amazed they could heal too.
Joshua 20 lists the cities of refuge, three West of Jordan and three East of Jordan.
Joshua 21 lists the 48 towns given to the Levites, they received no land. God’s promise to Israel was Finally fulfilled and the land had rest for a while.
Joshua 22. The Eastern tribes returned to their lands. On their way they built an altar by the Jordan. The Western Tribes thought by doing so they were abandoning the LORD, not so, they were confirming “it shall be a witness between us that the LORD is God.”
Psalm 30, for the dedication of the Temple. Of David. ( An alternate translation : For the dedication of the House of David.) It was written at the time of the completion of building David’s palace, but Charles Spurgeon, amoung others, thought that it was actually written prophetically for the dedication of the Temple – which David prepared for, but Solomon built. You decide.
Mark 6, a Prophet without honor, Jesus sends out the Twelve, John the Baptist beheaded, the feeding of Five Thousand, Jesus walks on the Water.
There has always been a strange fascination about beheadings. On Feb 12, 2018 the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama were unveiled.
Other works by Obama’s artist Kehinde Wiley: “Judith beheading Holofernes”
This one is also from the apocryphal book of Judith
Not to be outdone, in 2007 the then speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi went to Damascus, Syria, Tuesday April 3, 2007. Question: Why does an American Woman Infidel do the sign of the cross in the great Umayyad Mosque in Damascus Syria? Answer: Nancy Pelosi does the sign of the cross to pay her utmost respect to the skull of John the Baptist. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looks at the tomb containing the head of St. John the Baptist inside the historic Umayyad Mosque.