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THE GOSPEL OF MARK – BEWARE OF FALSE CONFIDENCE

BEWARE OF FALSE CONFIDENCE ​1 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” 2 “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.” Mark 13:1-2 There is significance in the preamble that …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – CONSPIRACY!

CHAPTER TWENTY TWO CONSPIRACY! “He spent His days in the Temple teaching but His nights out on the mountain called Olives. All the people were up at the crack of dawn to come to the Temple and listen to Him. “The Feast of Unleavened Bread, also called Passover, drew near. The high priests and religion scholars were looking for a …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – A HEAP OF RUBBLE?

A HEAP OF RUBBLE? “One day people were standing around talking about the temple, remarking how beautiful is was, the splendour of its stonework and memorial gifts. Jesus said, ‘All this you’re admiring so much — the time is coming when every stone in that building will end up in a heap of rubble.’ “They asked Him, ‘Teacher, when is …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – A HOUSE OF PRAYER

A HOUSE OF PRAYER “Going into the Temple He began to throw out everyone who had set up shop, selling everything and anything. He said, ‘It’s written in Scripture, “My house is a house of prayer,” but you have turned it into a religious bazaar.’ “From then on He taught each day in the Temple. The high priests, religion scholars, …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – COMPLACENT OR REPENTANT?

COMPLACENT OR REPENTANT? “He told His next story to those who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people. ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man. The Pharisee posed and prayed like this: ‘O God, I thank you that I …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – YOU CAN’T BEND THE RULES

YOU CAN’T BEND THE RULES “For the third test the devil took Him to Jerusalem and put Him on top of the Temple. He said, “If you are God’s Son, jump. It’s written, isn’t it, that “He has placed you in the care of angels to protect you; they will catch you; you won’t so much as stub your toe …Continue reading →

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE – ZACHARIAH HAS HIS DAY

ZACHARIAH HAS HIS DAY “It so happened that, as Zachariah was carrying out his priestly duties before God, working the shift assigned to his regiment, it came his turn in life to enter the sanctuary of God and burn incense…Unannounced an angel of God appeared just to the right of the altar of incense. Zachariah was paralysed in fear….” Luke …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – LIES UNRAVELED

LIES UNRAVELED “The governor motioned to Paul that it was now his turn. Paul said, ‘I count myself fortunate to be defending myself before you, Governor, knowing how fair-minded you’ve been in judging us all these years. I’ve been back in the country only twelve days — you can check out these dates easily enough. I came with the express …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?

WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? “Soon the whole city was in an uproar, people running from everywhere to the Temple to get in on the action. They grabbed Paul, dragged him outside, and locked the Temple gates so he couldn’t get back in and gain sanctuary. “As they were trying to kill him, word came to the captain …Continue reading →

Permanent Impermanence!

PERMANENT IMPERMANENCE! As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!’ ‘Do you see all these great buildings?’ Jesus replied, ’Not one stone will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.’ (Mark 13: 1-2). Massive stones! Magnificent buildings! What a sense of security the temple …Continue reading →