Category: 106: Gospels and Acts

Luke 15 – 16

Luke 15 Jesus Christ will reject all those who think themselves spiritually rich and in need of nothing, thinking they know it all refusing listen to anyone not even listening to the Word of God;  instead God will accept the worst sort of ordinary sinners who are open to sincere repentance and the things of God, […]

Luke 13 – 14

Luke 13 James 2:10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. If we compromise with even one point of God’s Word we have broken the [whole] law. ALL have sinned and ALL need to sincerely repent and turn to an intensive effort to internalize the […]

Luke 11 – 12

Luke 11 Christ teaches us how to pray Jesus teaches people to pray short meaningful prayers, NOT lengthy prayers to impress others, and NOT empty “putting in time to fill up an hour or more” prayers. The prayers of men recorded in the Bible are almost all very short and very effective. The effectiveness of […]

Luke 9 – 10

Luke 9 Jesus gave the twelve special disciples chosen to be apostles [which included Judas] power over demons and to heal the sick and instructed then NOT to build up earthly wealth but to live frugally off the Gospel.  Obviously those who chose to live like fabulously wealthy oil potentates are not faithful to Jesus […]

Luke 7 – 8

Luke 7 The faith of the centurion Luke 7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 7:2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him […]

Luke 5 – 6

Luke 5 Thronged by the multitudes, Jesus went out to a boat to teach from a few meters offshore. Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret [Sea of Galilee], 5:2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: […]

Luke 3 – 4

Luke 3 Pontius Pilate was the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, from AD 26–36. Tiberius was emperor from 12 A.D. to 37 A.D., his fifteenth year being 27 A.D. Therefore John Baptist began his ministry in the spring of 27 A.D. Luke  3:1 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of […]

Luke 2

Luke 2 The birth of Jesus the Christ [Hebrew: Yeshua; meaning Salvation] Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 2:3 And all went to […]

Luke 1

Introduction Luke 1 focuses on the advent and mission of John Baptist as the Elijah preparing the way for the coming of the physical Messiah, by calling all to sincere repentance.  John Baptist had the attitude, zeal, dedication and courage of Elijah, and prepared the way for the coming of Christ in the flesh, to teach […]

Mark 15 – 16

Mark 15 After Jesus had claimed to be the Messiah, the priests bound him and took him to the governor Mark 15:1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council [the Sanhedrin; the Seventy], and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered […]

Mark 13 – 14

Mark 13 Mark 13 is the counterpart to Matthew 24. Jesus prophesies that the temple would be destroyed, and the physical temple was destroyed by the Roman Prince Titus about 70 A.D. Mark 13:1 And as he went out of the temple [to go the Mount of Olives Matthew 24], one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what […]

Mark 11 – 12

Mark 11 The entry of Christ into Jerusalem before the Passover This was a fore-type of an even greater entry of Christ into Jerusalem when Christ comes WITH his saints to deliver all Israel and all humanity from the madness of rebellion against the only way to peace and life. In Israel it was customary […]

Mark 9 – 10

Mark 9 The light of God’s Spirit, and the salt of zeal for God and his Word See also  107: God The Light of Truth Let us cast off our lukewarmness for the practical application of the Word of God, and let us be salted with zeal for God and his will; filling ourselves with the […]

Mark 7 – 8

Mark 7 The traditions of men versus the commandments of God Mark 7:1 Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. 7:2 And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. 7:3 For the […]

Mark 5 – 6

Mark 5 Mark 5:1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. Now after the lack of faith shown during the storm on the sea, Jesus was provided an opportunity to demonstrate that he had power over whole legions of demons. This would have helped to […]

Mark 3 – 4

Mark 3 It is not a certainty that this was in Capernaum, since in Capernaum they were used to him healing on the Sabbath. Rather this appears to be somewhat later in Jerusalem, and that Jesus was there with the doctors of the law who had formerly been his teachers. A good part of the animosity […]

Mark 1 – 2

Mark 1 The Gospel of Mark narrates the Ministry of Jesus from his baptism by John the Baptist to his death and resurrection. It focuses particularly on the last week of his life (chapters 11–16) in Jerusalem. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the Gospel that Christ taught; therefore in its broadest meaning the full […]

Matthew 27 – 28

Matthew 27 The chief priests and elders sent Jesus bound to the Roman governor Notice that it was the established Church of God of that day that rejected Christ; just like it is today’s corporate Ekklesia which rejects any zeal to keep God’s Word. How can I say that? Because they draw near to him with […]

Matthew 24

Matthew 24 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving the temple his disciples commented on the beauty of the buildings (Mark 13:1). Then later sitting on the Mount of Olives verse 3,  and seeing the temple across the narrow valley he began to teach his disciples about events to come. Then taking advantage of his […]

Matthew 23

Matthew 23 Jesus speaks privately to his disciples and begins to criticize the Mosaic scribes and Pharisees; which are analogous to today’s Nicolaitane Laodiceans.  Jesus begins by saying that the scribes and Pharisees sat in Moses seat.  Of course that was overturned when they had Christ killed; and Jesus Christ replaced the Levitical priesthood as […]

Matthew 22

Matthew 22 Jesus begins to teach his disciples about the coming Kingdom in parables. Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king [God the Father], which made a marriage for his son [Jesus Christ], Many are called and most […]

Matthew 20 – 21

Matthew 20 Matthew 20:1 For the [the King of kings] kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. […]

Matthew 18 – 19

Matthew 18 Jesus makes it plain that if we do not keep the Word of God the Father in heaven just like a small child trusts and follows his loving parent, we shall in no wise be resurrected to spirit. Those who the worldly celebrations renamed “Christian” like Easter and Christmas or who refuse to observe […]