Sunday, February 25, 2018

Posted on Feb 23 2018
GENESIS 17=PROMISES! PROMISES! Bible Background: Abram and Sarai enter the story in Genesis 12. God makes a covenant with Abram in Chapter 12. God reaffirms that covenant with Abram in 15. Why a third time in 17? A couple of things: Genesis is a compilation of several sources or writers.
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Posted on Feb 16 2018
GENESIS 9 = COVENANT WITH NOAH AND ALL! Bible Background: The flood is God’s anguished response to the whole human race choosing every kind of evil, breaking God’s heart. The covenant with Noah and every living creature is a promise that God will set aside God’s anger and
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Posted on Feb 09 2018
THE TRANSFIGURATION – MARK 9 Bible Background: Jesus has just told his disciples that he will suffer and die and be raised. Peter resists that kind of talk. Then Jesus speaks these hard words about taking up the cross and following. The Transfiguration scene on the mountaintop has a
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Posted on Feb 02 2018
MARK 1:29-39 JESUS HEALS! Bible Background: The 1st chapter of Mark is a flurry of activity (underscored by his use of the word “immediately”.) Jesus has healed a possessed man in the synagogue. Now he heals Peter’s mother-in-law, and crowds of sick people. Then he takes time
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