Know Your Bible – August 31, 2015

John

Details, Please (Part 2)

Instead, John provides more extensive treatments of Jesus’ reasons for coming to earth (“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly,” 10:10); His intimate relationship with God the Father (“I and my Father are one,” 10:30).

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Know Your Bible – August 30, 2015

John

Details, Please (Part 1)

While the books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke have many similarities (they’re called the “synoptic Gospels,” meaning they take a common view), the book of John stands alone.  The fourth Gospel downplays Jesus’ parables (none are recorded) and miracles (only seven are featured).

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Know Your Bible – August 28, 2015

Luke

Unique and Unusual

Luke is the only Gospel to share Jesus’ stories (“parables”) of the good Samaritan (10:25-37), the prodigal son (15;11-32), and the rich man and Lazarus (16:19-31).  Luke is also the only Gospel to detail Jesus’ actual birth and words He spoke in childhood (both in chapter 2).

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Know Your Bible – August 27, 2015

Luke

Quotable (Part 2)

  • Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it. (17:33)
  • Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein. (18:17)
  • For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (19:10)

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Know Your Bible – August 25, 2015

Luke

Details, Please (Part 4)

As with all the Gospels, Luke shows Jesus’ resurrection, adding detailed accounts of His appearances to two believers on the Emmaus road and the remaining eleven disciples.  As the Gospel ends, Jesus is ascending into heaven – setting the stage for a sequel of sorts, Luke’s book of Acts.

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