Archive for February, 2016

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From Joseph to Jesus (41:1-57)

Many people have seen parallels between Joseph’s experiences and Jesus’ life, but the New Testament never explicitly talks about Joseph as a pre-figurement or pattern of the Lord Jesus. Is is legitimate to use Joseph in this way or is it actually vitally important to do so?

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Who is he? What do you think? (8:1-30)

How can the two-stage healing of a blind man change the disciples from being blind about the true nature of Jesus into those who confess that he is the Messiah, the Son of God? In the same way that the blind man saw what looked like trees but could not be trees since they were walking and trees don’t walk so the disciples are challenged to fit what they see of Jesus and know from his miracles so it all makes sense. We look back at the evidence Mark has shown in nine previous miracles and realise that though we …

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Total Transformation (40 & 41)

So often our lives can seem meaningless, random, confusing, painful, frustrating. That was Joseph’s experience until in a moment God totally transformed everything.

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Teachers of Corruption (2:1-3)

Peter warned against false teachers who would infiltrate the churches with deceitful words. But what motivated them?

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Hair, Hats and Headship

A very well-known and experienced pastor warned me many years ago about 1 Corinthians 11. He warned me that there is no passage in the Bible which arouses such passions among evangelical Christians. He told me of his own experience.

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