John 8:1-11 What Did Jesus Write

We all know the story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery.  We all know of his great reply to the Pharisees of, “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” What we don’t know is what Jesus wrote on the ground with His finger. Maybe He was writing out the sins […]

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John 3:1-5 Nicodemus: Good Guy or Bad Guy

How do you feel about Nicodemus? The first thing we learn about him is that he’s a Pharisee. That’s a definite point in the “Bad Guy” column. But he also recognized Jesus was truly sent by God; so that’s a point in the “Good Guy” column. He came to see Jesus at night out of […]

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Week 39 Reading Questions John 16-Luke 9

Whole Story Questions: Sunday: Jesus prayed that we would have the full measure of His joy in us. What is the difference between happiness and joy? What makes you happy? What makes you joyful? How are we to fight for joy? Monday: The birth of Jesus is a story of two babies, not just one. […]

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Week 37 Reading Questions Mark 3-16

Whole Story Questions: Matthew 7   We are known by our fruit, not by our beliefs. To what extent are we to be a fruit inspector? In our lives or even the lives of our family and friends who claim Christ as their savior? Mark 1   Why was the evil spirit (verse 23) able to recognize […]

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Mark 10:35-45 Greatness

There are days when I want nothing more than to be important. I want to be sought and needed, to contribute to some great success that would not have been possible without me. I have a suspicion that I’m not the only one who feels this way—just look at the Christian celebrity culture we’ve created. […]

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Mark 7-8 Caring For the Sick (and Sick at Heart)

I’ve heard it said that our society is one that “hires people to care” (nurses, counselors, and such). While reading through Mark, I was struck by how many ill, injured, and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus by others. Some came alone, but many were brought. Do we care enough to intercede and bring people […]

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Mark 2:16 Why Does He Eat with Sinners?

You know, though this is asked by the Pharisees as an accusation and to impugn Jesus’ character, it’s really not a bad question! Of course, if Jesus is to eat with any human, He is going to be eating with sinners!! Why does Jesus, the creator and sustainer of all the universe, eat with sinners? […]

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