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Archive for the 'Ministry of Jesus' Category

Mark 14:3-9 The Anointing of Jesus

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Vs. 3  Jesus and his disciples had been staying in Bethany with Lazarus, Mary, and Martha.  That night he was having dinner at the home of Simon the Leper, apparently known well enough by early Christians to be named.  The ‘A woman’ is identified in John 12:3 as Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus.  Both […]

Mark 13: ‘The Little Apocalypse’

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Mark 13: The Olivet Discourse Vs. 1-3  The Prophecy of The Destruction of The Temple The disciples here are impressed with the huge and magnificent Temple of Herod.  It was one of the architectural wonders of the ancient Roman world.  Jesus takes them by total surprise by proclaiming and prophesying of the total destruction of […]

Mark 12: Jesus Teaching In The Temple

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Jesus began teaching in the Temple in the form of parables.  Notice that after a while, the authorities began to perceive that Jesus was talking against them, particularly in the Parable of the Tenants. Vs. 1-12  The Parable of The Tenants The Vineyard in this parable represents Israel.  The servants that the master sent represents the prophets, who […]

“The Central Event: Experiencing The Power Of The Father’s Love”

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

by Ed Piorek, (Cape Town, South Africa: Vineyard Int. Pub., 2005, 166 pgs.)               Ed Piorek is a long time pastor (now Pastor Emeritus of Vineyard CC Laguna Niguel Calif.), who traveled extensively with John Wimber during the 1980’s and early 90’s.  He now heads the Father Loves You Ministries (an international conference ministry) and […]

Mark 11: The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Vs. 11:1-7  Jesus and The Colt      Jesus tells his disciples about a colt in the next village that he needs, and predicts the response.  Can you imagine what an uproar there would be today, if some strangers came into a neighborhood and tried to take a car?  Then said that some visiting preacher needed it? The event turned out […]