September 30, 2020

Reconsider Jesus – An update from behind the scenes

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents An update from behind the scenes If you had read yesterday’s post you would have read the rather sad news that, like all good things, Internet Monk […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Response (Mark 1:14-15)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Response 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Message of the Kingdom (Mark 1:14-15)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Message of the Kingdom 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” […]

Justice without Jesus?

Justice without Jesus? We have people who have made justice their God, yet another instance of the litany of humanity’s idol worship. We have people defining justice as they see fit rather than wrestling with what Biblical justice is. And, in the end, we have people abandoning Christ. • Michael O. Emerson • • • […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Temptation (Mark 1:12-13)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Temptation 12 Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness. 13 And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Baptism (Mark 1:9-11)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Baptism 9 About that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 10 As soon as Jesus came out […]

Reconsider Jesus – From Nazareth (Mark 1:9a)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents From Nazareth About that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee… Mark 1:9a – C.E.V. We leave the interaction between Jesus and John the Baptist for a […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Forerunner (Mark 1:4-8)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Forerunner 4 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that people should be baptized to show that they had repented […]

Reconsider Jesus – Roots (Mark 1:1-3)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents Roots 1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah the Son of God, 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will […]

Reconsider Jesus – The Beginning (Mark 1:1)

Reconsider Jesus – A fresh look at Jesus from the Gospel of Mark A devotional commentary by Michael Spencer Compiled and Edited by: Michael Bell Table of Contents The Beginning The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God… Mark 1:1 – NIV Every world religion has something to say […]