This article can also be read in The Expository Files. “When Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she went into the house of the Lord to the people. And when she looked, there was the king … Continued
“Feverish Activity, part 2”: Jesus sends out the 70 to preach, work miracles, and evaluate the hearts of the people. He tells “parable of the good Samaritan” to show what it is to love your neighbor as yourself. Mary and … Continued
“Feverish Activity, part 1”: This diverse chapter records the feverish activity of Jesus and the disciples during his ministry. Jesus sends out the 12 on their own for a test run, feeds the 5,000, foretells his death and resurrection to … Continued
“Parables & Miracles”: Jesus begins teaching big spiritual truths through everyday illustrations—in this ch, he preaches the well known “parable of the sower.” He also demonstrates his power over nature, demons, sickness, and death.
Proverbs is a guidebook to wisdom. But there is a parallel guidebook to foolishness, not so we will be foolish, but so that we can avoid foolishness in all its forms.
“Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind” (Eccl 6:9). A constant focus of Ecclesiastes is the workaholic. For all of his work and gain, he … Continued
“Healing, Raising, Forgiving”: Jesus is ministering at a feverish pace. He remotely heals a the servant of a Roman centurion, raises a widow’s son from the dead, proves his identity to John’s servant through more miracles, and forgives a sinful … Continued
“Jesus’ Preaching”: Jesus and his disciples encounter more controversy when they are accused of breaking the Sabbath. Jesus prays before appointing his 12 apostles. Jesus also preaches a revolutionary sermon on a plain.