Psalm 124 Exodus 1:8-2:10 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 Paul’s letters urge us to take on the life of Jesus. He writes that in many different ways and in as many different contexts, but none as bold as 12:1-2. Eugene Peterson’s Message is not a literal translation and is sometimes criticized for taking too … Continue reading Living Sacrifice
Monday April 28 Chapter 12 Verses 1-2. First, the literal translation of the Greek text: Therefore I urge you brothers through the compassions of God to present the bodies of you a sacrifice living holy well-pleasing to God the spiritual service of you and do not be conformed to this age but be transformed by … Continue reading Romans 12-16
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 Mark barely began his Gospel account when he recorded Jesus violating the Law of Moses. Granted, most of the people in the synagogue did not consider what Jesus did as work, but it was a violation. Healing is not to be done on the … Continue reading Can I Do It or Not?
Isaiah 51:1-6 Psalm 138 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 This passage in Matthew is one of the most contested passages in the New Testament. One issue surrounds Peter and the other deals with bind and loose. The Roman Catholic contention is that Jesus gave Peter the rank of Leader of the Church. Most others argue … Continue reading The Bedrock
Acts 2:14a,36-41 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 In our times, we tend to think of a ransom as a payment to kidnappers, but in ancient times it was mostly a payment for a crime—a fine. As an example: Numbers 35:31; Do not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer, who … Continue reading The Ransom Has Been Paid