Monthly Archives: July 2017

Chapter 8 of The Mystery Begins to Be Revealed

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   A breakthrough in the Mystery of Christ occurred with Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Messiah, and Jesus predicts His Passion.   ______________________________________________________________ III. The Mystery Begins to Be Revealed Peter’s Confession About Jesus.  27 Now … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 of The Mystery of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   The Pharisees objected that Jesus’ miracles were unsatisfactory for proving the arrival of the Messiah.   ______________________________________________________________ Chapter 8 The Feeding of the Four Thousand. 1 In those days when there again was a great crowd … Continue reading

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Chapter 7 of The Mystery of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   Jesus exalts the word of God over “the tradition of the elders” and sees defilement as a matter of the heart, not of unclean foods. The gospel was likely written in Rome shortly before 70 … Continue reading

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Chapter 6 of The Mystery of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   Jesus performed healings, miracles at the Sea of Galilee, and marvelous feedings of the crowds.   ______________________________________________________________ Chapter 6 The Rejection at Nazareth.  1  He departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by … Continue reading

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Chapter 5 of the Mystery of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   Jesus reacted to human events with sympathy though His real identity remained a mystery except for demons in demoniacs.   ______________________________________________________________ Chapter 5 The Healing of the Gerasene Demoniac. 1  They came to the other … Continue reading

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Chapter 4 of The Mystery of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________    Jesus reacted to events with authentic human emotion, and His disciples often did not understand Him.   ______________________________________________________________ Chapter 4 The Parable of the Sower. 1 On another occasion he began to teach by the sea. … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 of The Mystery of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   Jesus’ popularity grew exponentially in Galilee and beyond primarily because of His Mercy. He appointed twelve apostles to help preach and expel demons.  His cures, primarily on the Sabbath, generated conflict with the scribes and … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 of The Mystery of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   Jesus claimed, like God, His power to forgive sins, His cures, His fellowship with tax collectors and sinners and His disciples’ fasting exemption ― such claims generated conflicts between Jesus and the scribes and  Pharisees that culminated with Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Chapter 1 of The Mystery of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   Jesus proclaims the fulfillment and nearness of the kingdom, and the need for repentance and faith.  After calling His first four apostles, Jesus engaged in teaching, preaching, healing and exorcising demons.   ______________________________________________________________   The … Continue reading

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The Preparation for The Public Ministry of Jesus

______________________________________________________________     ______________________________________________________________   The action begins with the appearance of John the Baptist, a messenger of God attested by scripture. John points to Jesus at whose baptism God speaks from Heaven, declaring Jesus His Son.  The Spirit descends … Continue reading

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