Monthly Archives: January 2012

Through the Bible in a Year: Matthew 18 to 23

Another large commentary. Give the Bible priority! Just look up on this page what you want to look up. Matthew 18:1-10: The Little Ones There’s so much to learn from Jesus’ statements about children here! If you are going to … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Matthew 13 to 17

This is another long commentary. I hated not giving you the information because I know there are those who will really benefit from it. So today, I have introduced a new convention. Some of the sections are marked "(Advanced)." Children … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Matthew 8 to 12

When Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount, it appeared he was with his disciples, getting away from the crowd. By the end, however, it says that the crowds were amazed at his teaching (7:28). Our reading today begins with … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Matthew 1 to 7

I wrote an introduction to this week’s readings. It gives the day by day readings and a way to deal with the extra length of this week’s commentary. It also has a prayer request! In today’s case, you will find … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: This Week’s Readings

We will go through Matthew this week, and I have divided it up in this way: Monday, January 16: Matthew 1 to 7 Tuesday, January 17: Matthew 8 to 12 Wednesday, January 18: Matthew 13 to 17 Thursday, January 19: … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 46 to 50

Israel and his family arrive in Egypt, escaping the prophesied famine that reached from Egypt to Canaan. What a picture! This is a beautiful, if inauspicious, beginning to a nation that would endure to this day, surviving and occasionally thriving … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 41 to 45

Today, my commentary will focus on three things: Men "in whom is a divine spirit" Joseph’s extraordinary grace to obey God Dreams and prophecy "In Whom is a Divine Spirit" Genesis 41:38 says: Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 35 to 40

Today’s commentary is over 1,000 words. I don’t think I’m going to be able to keep these under 1,000 words, but I will be as short as possible. Even today’s is only about 1,100 words without the warnings. To be … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 29 to 34

Today, we will just hit a few subjects. The story speaks for itself and is easy, though sad, to follow. Genesis 29:31: The LORD is compassionate and tends to be for the underdog. Rachel gives her maid to Jacob just … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 25:11 to 28

At the start of today’s reading, we see Ishmael’s descendants covered quickly. As I pointed out yesterday, Ishmael is the father of the Arab nations. You will notice that Ishmael had twelve children, which correspond to twelve tribes. You may … Continue reading

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