March 30, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read four chapters, one chapter of Luke, the Pentateuch is read and the historical writings begin, starting with Joshua. Enjoy!

March 30: Luke 9, Joshua 1, Joshua 2, Joshua 3 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In Luke 9 Jesus sent out the twelve apostles, Herod tried to meet with Jesus because his fame was rising, at one time he fed the Five Thousand (besides women and children). Peter Confessed Jesus to be “The Christ of God”. A week later followed the Transfiguration and the next day a boy with an evil spirit was healed. The disciples argued about who would be the greatest.  Jesus spoke against sectarianism, and on their way to Jerusalem they met Samaritan opposition. Finally Jesus told the disciples there is a cost of following Him.

Joshua 1 tells of  God’s Commission to Joshua. The LORD gave the order to Cross the Jordan, “Only be strong and of a good courage”.

Joshua 2 tells the story of the innkeeper Rahab and the spies. From this story we get the idiom “a scarlet thread”.

In Joshua 3 the Israelites were finally crossing the Jordan.

March 9, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today there are only one chapter of the gospel of Mark and the first chapter out of Deuteronomy.

March 9: Mark 9, Deuteronomy 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 9 begins with the Transfiguration and gives an explanation regarding Elijah, he had already come. Then a boy with an evil spirit was healed and the disciples asked Jesus why they could not drive out the evil spirit. He answered: “This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.” After that Jesus predicted his death and resurrection but the disciples did not understand, instead they argued among themselves who was the greatest. To give a perfect object lesson Jesus picked up a little child and explained what it means to be a servant of all. Jesus tought unity, not division, “whoever is not against us is for us,” and warnof of the dire consequences of offenses and told them to be “salt with savor” and be at peace with each other.

Deuteronomy 1 starts with the LORD’s command to leave Horeb and enter Canaan. Leaders were appointed and spies sent out, but Israel’s refused to enter the land. The penalty for Israel’s rebellion was that no one would enter the promised land except Caleb and Joshua.

February 12, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today’s reading starts with the transfiguration from the gospel of Matthew. It continues with the fact that healing is associated with faith, and finally deals with tax matters. The three chapters from Leviticus deal with offerings and the duties of priests.

February 12: Matthew 17, Leviticus 7, Leviticus 8, Leviticus 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Matthew 17 begins with telling of the transfiguration. Then the disciples tried to heal a boy with epilepsy but failed. Jesus healed him immediately. The disciples could not do it because they had so little faith. Jesus also predicted his death, and the tax collectors came to Peter to collect the poll tax. Jesus solved this by telling Peter to go fishing and from the first fish he caught he would take the four drachma coin  swallowed by the fish. That did take care of the tax for both Peter and Jesus.

Leviticus 7 defines the guilt offering and the peace(fellowship) offering. It furthermore forbids the people to eat fat or blood. In a fellowship offering the priest must get his share, and the share is specified.

Leviticus 8 goes into some length on how  the ordination of Aaron and his sons was done.

In Leviticus 9 the priestly ministry begins.

March 9, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are only two chapters to read, but they are big.

March 9: Mark 9, Deuteronomy 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Mark 9 begins with the Transfiguration and an explanation on Elijah, he had already come. Then a boy with an evil spirit is healed and the disciples ask why they could not drive out the evil spirit. Then Jesus predicts his Death and Resurrection but the disciples so not understand, instead they argue among themselves who is the Greatest. Jesus picks up a little child as an object lesson and explains what it means to be a servant of all. Jesus teaches Unity, not division, “whoever is not against us is for us.” Jesus warns of the dire consequences of offenses and tells them to be Salt with savor and be at peace with each other.

Deuteronomy 1 starts with the command to leave Horeb and enter Canaan. Leaders are appointed and spies sent out, but Israel’s refuse to enter the land. The penalty for Israel’s rebellion is that no one would enter the promised land except Caleb and Joshua.

 

Luke 9, sending out the twelve, Herod tries to see Jesus, feeding the Five Thousand, Peter’s Confession of Christ, the Transfiguration, a boy is healed, who is the Greatest?, no sectarianism, Samaritan rejection, the cost of following Jesus.

Luke 9, sending out the twelve, Herod tries to see Jesus, feeding the Five Thousand, Peter’s Confession of Christ, the Transfiguration, a boy is healed, who is the Greatest?, no sectarianism, Samaritan rejection, the cost of following Jesus.

Mark 9, the Transfiguration, a boy is healed, Jesus predicts his Death and Resurrection, who is the Greatest?, Unity, not division, Jesus warns of offenses, Salt with savor.

Mark 9, the Transfiguration, a boy is healed, Jesus predicts his Death and Resurrection, who is the Greatest?, Unity, not division, Jesus warns of offenses, Salt with savor.