Gospel of Mark Week: 13-Tax Man

MARK 2:13-14 Thinking of how we feel about the IRS, we can understand why Matthew was not well liked. Then add on the facts we see below, which is that tax collectors could line their own pockets with whatever they could get away with … well, I feel the crowd’s astonishment when Jesus calls Matthew [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 12-Leprosy

MARK 1:40-45 I am so used to thinking of Jesus healing lepers that I really have never given a second thought as to just what leprosy is … except that I knew there is (or used to be?) a leper colony on Hawaii and eventually bits of you would fall off. Here we have the [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 11-The Scribes

MARK 1:21, 22 Having seen how the Torah was viewed, we can now see why the scribes were so important. Someone had to tell everybody what was right and wrong for everyday living. After reading about how the scribes’ systems worked it is clear why Jesus’ teachings were so startling. To give this study [of [Read More...]


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