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Category: 106: Gospels and Acts

John 12

John 12 John 12 provides some immediate background to the final Passover of Christ in the flesh. Notice that this anointing took place six days before Passover, and since Passover was on a Wednesday we can count back six days,  Tues, Mon, Sun, Sat, Fri, Thurs.  This dinner at which the woman anointed the feet of Jesus […]

John 11

John 11 John 11:1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, […]

John 10

Announcements:  This morning updates have been added to the recent Michael Germano post. John 10 Jesus Christ is the DOOR between the flock and God the Father; the ultimate Good Shepherd. Those called out who faithfully follow the Father are his sheep. The key to the kingdom of heaven given to Peter and the disciples […]

John 9

John 9 The blind are healed so that Christ might be made known by his works and as an allegory that Jesus heals spiritual blindness. John 9:1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. This man was born blind to show forth the glory of God through […]

John 8

Announcements:   There will be a very important special post on Michael Germano of LCG after Sabbath at 20:00 PDT this evening. John 8 John 8 to 11 covers that period between the last Feast of Tabernacles and the last Passover of Christ. John 8:1 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives [for the night]. […]

John 7

John 7 John, who is not writing a detailed history and is focusing on the teachings of Christ, now jumps forward to the last Feast of Tabernacles observed by Christ in the flesh.  As in John 6, where Christ expounded on the symbols of Passover; presenting himself as the Bread of Life eternal for all […]

John 5

John 5 John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Healing at Bethesda on the Sabbath. 5:2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 5:3 In these lay a great multitude […]

John 4

John 4 Jesus and the twelve were by the Jordan River preaching and baptizing and making disciples of the people and the Pharisees became more jealous of him then they were of John. Jesus then leaves to go to Galilee through Samaria. John 4:1 When therefore the LORD knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized […]

John 2 – 3

John 2 The third day after Nathaniel was called, the wedding feast miracle was performed at Cana John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 2:3 And when they wanted […]

John 1

Announcements:   There will be a special news post tomorrow, we will return to John on Monday.   John 1 The Word [Logos] was present at creation with the member of the Elohim [Mighty Ones] family who became God the Father. In the beginning the two members of the Elohim family said: Genesis 1:26 And […]

Luke 24

Luke 24 Very early on Sunday morning perhaps before dawn, certain women disciples came to the tomb with burial spices. Luke 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. They found the stone already rolled […]

Luke 23

Luke 23 The priests lead Jesus to a hearing before the Roman governor Luke 23:1 And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. There they outright lie, as well as make accusations regarding their beliefs. 23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and […]

Luke 22

Update:  Yesterday’s article on proposed peace talks has been updated with the following: The Palestinians will discuss entering final status negotiations with Israel in a summit to be hosted in Amman between the two parties, as well as the US and Jordan. Palestinian sources told Al-Hayat newspaper that Trump will offer Abbas a settlement construction […]

Luke 21

Luke 21 In the example of the widow’s mite, Jesus points out that we are not to judge by the seeing of our eyes, but we are to judge justly according to the truth, for appearances are often deceiving. Luke 21:1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. 21:2 […]

Luke 19 – 20

Announcements:  New completely rewritten studies – updated with considerable new material and advances in understanding  – of Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah and “Daniel 9 Dating the Birth, Ministry  and Death of Jesus Christ” are now available at The Post Exilic History section of the Biblical Studies site.  For best understanding begin with Jeremiah’s 70 Year Prophecy […]

Luke 17 – 18

Announcements:  In honour of Purim which begins on Sunday a special article on Esther and Purim will be posted tomorrow.  The Rabbinic Calendar Purin is Saturday, Sunday and Monday. But by the Biblical Calendar that God gave to Moses, Purim is Sunday, Monday and Tuesday this year.   Luke 17 Those who persecute the faithful […]

Luke 15 – 16

Luke 15 Jesus Christ will reject all those who think themselves spiritually rich and in need of nothing, thinking they know it all, refusing listen to anyone not even listening to the Word of God;  and will accept the worst sort of ordinary sinners who are open to sincere repentance and the things of God, hungering for […]

Luke 13 – 14

Announcements:   There will be two posts tomorrow, the UCG Conference Report and a post setting the Passover date with some very important news included.  Luke 13 If we compromise with even one point of God’s Word, or break any commandment, we have broken the [whole] law. ALL have sinned and ALL need to sincerely […]

Luke 11 – 12

LCG Breaking News:   Reports are coming in that the frail Richard Ames was rushed to hospital today with an apparent stroke.  Symptoms included a severe headache  slurred speech, and right side numbness. Announcements:  See the March News Blog and the new article on progress in Europe and the Papacy: The Gathering Storm Part 1: A New Federal Europe […]

Luke 9 – 10

Luke 9 Jesus gave the twelve special disciples [which included Judas] power over demons and to heal the sick and instructed then NOT to build up earthly wealth but to live frugally off the Gospel. Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to […]

Luke 7 – 8

Luke 7 The faith of the centurion Luke 7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 7:2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him […]

Luke 5 – 6

Luke 5 Thronged by the multitudes, Jesus went out to a boat to teach from a few meters offshore. Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret [Sea of Galilee], 5:2 And saw two ships standing by […]

Luke 3 – 4

Luke 3 Pontius Pilate was the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, from A.D. 26–36. Tiberius was co emperor with Augustus from 12 A.D. to 37 A.D., his fifteenth year being 27 A.D. John Baptist began his ministry in 27 A.D. Luke  3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius […]

Luke 2

Luke 2 The birth of Jesus the Christ [Hebrew: Yeshua; Salvation]. Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 2:3 And all went to be […]

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