Mark 5 Verse by Verse

Photo for Mark editedJesus casts out a “Legion” of demons, then heals a woman who is unclean due to chronic bleeding.  Finally he raises a 12-year old girl from the dead.  Christ’s power extends over demons, sickness and death.

Mark 05.pdf

Mark 05.mp3

Matthew 16 Verse by Verse

Matt photoThis chapter is something of a hinge point in Matthew’s Gospel.  Jesus confronts the disciples regarding his identity as the Christ.  He also teaches them about the costs of discipleship.

Matthew 16.pdf        (Omar Yamout)

Matthew 16.mp3      (Omar Yamout)

A Prayer to Avoid Bad Teaching Prompted by Matthew 16:6-12

Heavenly Father,

Our Savior told his disciples to “beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees,” by which he meant their bad teaching.  As Christ’s disciples in this present day, we are no less prone to error than those early disciples were.  Help us to avoid it.

Help us to rightly divide the Word of Truth.  Help all the teaching we give and that which we willingly receive to be free from legalism, loose practice, error in doctrine and wrong motivation.  Let us speak and believe what is true, rather than that which is convenient.  And let us simultaneously avoid excessive harshness by adding to your commands.

Let our beliefs be correct and our lives be honorable, full of grace and true to your word.

And we ask this in the name of Jesus,

Amen.

 

Fellow Workers for the Truth – 3 John

Apostle JohnFellow Workers for the Truth     3 John

When we partner with those who work for the gospel we become fellow workers for the truth.

3 John.pdf   

3 John.mp3

 

 

Loving in Truth – 2 John

Apostle JohnLoving in Truth     2 John

Truth without love is brutal; it can be simply callous or cruel.  Love without truth is deceptive; it nurtures a sentimental fantasy world. 

2 John.pdf 

2 John.mp3

 

 

Truth and Love – 1 John 4

Apostle JohnTruth and Love     1 John 4

Jesus is the standard for both truth and love.  Our devotion to both are a measure of our devotion to him.

1 John 4.pdf                     

1 John 4.mp3

 

Abiding – 1 John 2:12-29

Apostle JohnAbiding     1 John 2:12-29

The Christian grows deeper, but never grows beyond, that primary saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

1 John 2.12-29.pdf 

1 John 2:12-19.mp3