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Mark 9 – 10

Mark 9 The light of God’s Spirit, and the salt of zeal for God and his Word Let us cast off our lukewarmness for the practical application of the Word of God, and be salted with zeal for God and his will; fill ourselves with the oil of God’s Spirit; that the light of our […]

Mark 7 – 8

Mark 7 The traditions of men versus the commandments of God Mark 7:1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. 7:3 For the […]

Mark 5 – 6

Mark 5 Mark 5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. Now after the lack of faith shown on the sea, Jesus was provided an opportunity to demonstrate that he had power over whole legions of demons. This would have helped to increase the faith […]

Mark 3 – 4

Update:   This is a very heavy news day as events seem to suddenly be speeding up.  Syria is moving to attack Raqqa and try to  preempt Donald Trump’s plan for a massive IUS Turkish offensive inside Syria.  Meanwhile rumors are circulating that Israel will launch an operation in Sinai and Gaza as IS rockets […]

Mark 1 – 2

The Gospel of Mark narrates the Ministry of Jesus from his baptism by John the Baptist to his death and resurrection. It focuses particularly on the last week of his life (chapters 11–16) in Jerusalem. Mark 1 The gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel that Christ taught; therefore in its broadest meaning the full […]

Matthew 27 – 28

Update:  The Seventy Years Prophecy article has been updated with more information which will further explain the prophecy.  To sum up: Jerusalem fell and was destroyed in summer 587 B.C. and the Jews arrived in Babylon near the end of that year.  Later the construction of the new Temple was completed at the end of […]

Matthew 24

Matthew 24 Jesus and his disciples were very familiar with the temple and all its buildings; yet these buildings were so magnificent that as they strolled along on this occasion the conversation turned to how magnificent the temple and its buildings were.  Taking advantage of his disciples awe of the temple Jesus used this “teachable […]

Matthew 23

Announcements;   The Biblical Calendar articles have now been posted at the Biblical Studies site.   Matthew 23 Jesus speaks privately to his disciples and begins to criticize the Mosaic scribes and Pharisees; which are analogous to today’s Nicolaitane Laodicean Church of God organizations.  Jesus begins by saying that the scribes and Pharisees sat in […]

Matthew 22

Emergency Warning 18:00 PST 12 Feb:  The Oroville Dam spillway in Northern California is expected t0 fail at any moment; all people living downstream are being warned to evacuate immediately.     Matthew 22 Jesus begins to teach his disciples about the coming Kingdom in parables. Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them […]

Matthew 18 – 19

Matthew 18 Jesus makes it plain that if we do not keep the Word of God the Father in heaven as a small child trusts and follows his loving parent, we shall in no wise be resurrected to spirit. Those who reject the scripture on the Biblical Calendar, or who trample all over the sanctity of […]

Matthew 16 – 17

Matthew 16 Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 16:2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 16:3 And in the morning, It will be […]

Matthew 14 – 15

Matthew 14 John Baptist beheaded for speaking the truth to power. Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 14:3 For Herod […]

Matthew 13

Matthew 13 Matthew 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. The parable of the Sower 13:3 And he spake many […]

Matthew 12

Announcements:   Work on the Sabbath articles has gone faster than expected and since they are ready I have published them today at the doctrine site.     Matthew 12 Matthew 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn [grain, in 1611 English corn meant a kernel as of grain]; […]

Matthew 11

Announcements:   I want to thank all those who reported yesterday’s connection problems to me or Constance.  While we are getting many visits from our outreach site (260,000 last month and growing) 0ur server should have handled that comfortably.  Upon investigation it was found that we were under an httpd Denial of Service attack and […]

Matthew 10

Matthew 10 Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. The 12 disciples are named and given power.  It should be noted here that these names are English […]

Matthew 9

Matthew 9 After the healing of the demonic by Gadara they returned by ship to Capernaum. Matthew 9:1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith […]

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