Gospel Reading Guide -March 12-18, 2012

How do I use this guide? Mark 5:21-43 Jesus is on his way to save the dying daughter of Jairus when he notices that power has gone out from him. Though people are crowding around him, Jesus wants to know who touched him. The woman who had touched Jesus in the crowd would have been …

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Gospel Reading Guide -March 5-11, 2012

How do I use this guide? Mark 3:7-19 Why are the crowds pressing to see Jesus? Where are they from? What do the healings and the casting out of demons tell us about who Jesus is? Who do the evil spirits recognize Jesus to be? It is striking that Jesus silences the demons even though …

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Gospel Reading Guide -February 20-26, 2012

How do I use this guide? John 18:15-18; 25-27 Earlier that evening Jesus interrupted his meal with his disciples to deliver some disturbing news. He is leaving and where he is going his disciples cannot follow. You have to admire Peter's brash resolve. He announces that he will die for Jesus. Jesus, however, sees a …

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Gospel Reading Guide -February 13-19, 2012

How do I use this guide? John 7:37-52 “The Feast” or the Feast of Tabernacles was one of the three major feasts on the Jewish calendar.  This holiday commemorated Israel's 40 years of wandering in the desert before they entered the Promised Land. It was a celebration of God's faithfulness for he provided “daily bread” …

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Gospel Reading Guide – January 30-February 5, 2012

How do I use this guide? John 4:43-54 When Jesus returns to Cana in Galilee he is confronted with a difficult situation. A royal official approaches Jesus and asks him to heal his son.  Jesus’ answer is quite jarring. “Unless you people see miraculous signs and wonders, you will never believe.” How are Jesus' words …

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