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Monday, September 25, 2006

Let Jesus' Name Be Honored

The Gospel selection is actually a collection of sayings about the community of Jesus loosely linked to one another. These sayings can be divided thus: "Who is not against us is for us" (vv. 38-40) (Who is for us?) (v. 41) (You must not stop him) "Let no one be an obstacle" (v. 42) "Let nothing be... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

To Be Last Of All And Servant Of All

Submitted by alesmeralda on Sun, 2006-09-17 16:10. Synoptic Gospels Mark 9:30-37 is a lesson in discipleship that flows from the revelation of Jesus as the Messiah who suffers (cf. Mark 8:27-30 ). Mark 9:30-32 echoes Mark 8:31-32, where Jesus openly talks of his coming suffering, death and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Way of the Suffering Messiah

Submitted by alesmeralda on Tue, 2006-09-12 09:59. Synoptic Gospels Mark 8:27-35 is the revelation of Jesus as the Christ and the consequence of this revelation for those who wish to be his disciples. Below is a table of the parallels of this section in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke: Mark Matthew... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 4, 2006

To Hear and to Proclaim

A man with a speech impediment is brought to Jesus for healing. What Jesus does is to open up the ears of the man so that he could speak. There are experts who'd tell us that there are speech defects that are due to the inability to hear. Cure this one and you'd cure the other. But Mark isn't giving... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 3, 2006

It Is A Question of the Heart

Mark 7:1-23 is a controversy about ritual purity to which Jesus applies Isaiah 29, 13. The controversy is occassioned by the disciples who eat without ritually cleansing themselves. To the question of the Pharisees, Jesus answers: "Nothing that enters from the outside into a man's body makes that... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lord, To Whom Shall We Go?

The last section of John 6 and that of the Living Bread Discourse is the account of the judgment that occurs on the disciples. In John 4, Jesus already told Nicodemus that judgment will not come by the Son of Man since he has come to save, not to condemn. Instead, judgment will occur through the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

My Flesh Is Real Food

John 6:51-58 is so structured that verses 51 and 58 form an inclusion over the whole discourse. This means that verses 52-57 have to be understood within the main assertion of Jesus that He is the living Bread and that whoever eats this bread will live forever. Below is a picture of the text of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

He Who Listens To The Father Comes To Me

John 6:41-51 forms part of the Bread of Life section that begins in 6:22 and ends in 6:71. This section is actually prefaced by a search for Jesus (6:22-25) about which he comments: You are looking for me not because you saw the signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Jesus refers to... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Sign of the Well-Fed Multitude

The whole chapter 6 of the gospel of John has but one unifying theme: the Bread of Life. However, it is presented in such a way that anyone hearing it read would be reminded of the Eucharist, the daily breaking of the bread. Within this chapter, John 6:1-15 is presented as a sign that Jesus explains... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Listen to Him

The account of the Transfiguration of Jesus appears in Matthew 17:1-13, Luke 9:28-36 and in Mark 9:2-10. Both Matthew and Luke follow Mark in showing that the transfiguration identified Jesus as Son of God in glory and His Servant in the Passion, Death an Resurrection. The Marcan account connects... Sign in to see full entry.

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