Category: Ministry

The NT 365 Experiment: Mark 8

Mark 8 is strikingly similar to Matthew 16. Actually, the two chapters are basically identical. Mark, however, includes the story of “the feeding of the 4000” and further warning from Jesus to his disciples regarding the Pharisees’ teaching. Since these two chapters are so similar,… Continue Reading “The NT 365 Experiment: Mark 8”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 7

Jeremiah 17:9 is one of the most familiar prophecies of Jeremiah. There Jeremiah prophesies, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick…” These words are a part of a larger prophecy against Judah and her sin in which Jeremiah differentiates between a man and… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 7”

The NT 365 Experiment: Mark 6

God reveals himself fully to us in Jesus Christ. “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature,” and the one through whom God has “spoken” to us “in these last days” (Hebrews 1:1-5). This is true… Continue Reading “The NT 365 Experiment: Mark 6”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 4:35-5:43

Authority is the one word that continually comes to mind as I read the first half of Mark’s Gospel. Jesus has ultimate authority, and Mark demonstrates his authority with the stories he choses and the way in which he records them. The ESV Study Bible notes,… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 4:35-5:43”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 4

Jesus was a teacher, and he did a lot of teaching. He taught his disciples. He taught the crowds that followed him. He taught the Pharisees and the scribes. And, the subject matter he taught was always the same — the kingdom of God. Regardless… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 4”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 3

Great crowds followed Jesus throughout his ministry. People came from all over the ancient world to see him — to see his miracles, to hear his teaching, to touch him, to look him in the eyes. They wanted to know what he was all… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 3”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 2

Mark’s Gospel is action packed. He has little time for transition or editorial notes that provide further explanation for the life and stories of Jesus. This, I believe, is because he is  interested in getting us to the cross of Christ quickly so as… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 2”

The NT365 Experiment: Mark 1

We start reading the Mark today. And, I’m excited. I love Mark! I don’t really know why I do; I just do. I pray you will learn to love it as well. As a Gospel writer, Mark tells the story of Jesus’ life, death,… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Mark 1”

The NT365 Experiment: Acts 27

We’re back, and I’m glad to be back. I have missed this time over the past week though I greatly enjoyed chapters 21-26 and the narrative they tell. Chapter 27 begins where chapter 26 left off. Now, you will probably say, “Clint, that’s obvious,”… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Acts 27”

The NT365 Experiment: Acts 21-26

At the conclusion of chapter 21, the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem seize Paul and drag him before the Roman Tribune in hopes of executing him. Over the next five chapters Luke tells the story of Paul’s various trials before various the judges of the different government… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Acts 21-26”