Gospel Reading Guide – November 14-20 2011

How do I use this guide? Matthew 15:1-20 The law required faithful Jews to care for their parents in their old age, but oral tradition provided a way for selfish children to avoid this responsibility. By declaring all their property to be “corban”, given to God, they could tell their parents they had no money …

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Gospel Reading Guide – November 7-13, 2011

How do I use this guide? Matthew 13:36-43 In Matthew 13:24-30 Jesus tells a short story or parable about a farmer who planted wheat in his field. That night, however, his enemy came and sowed weeds so that the weeds grew up among the wheat. The owner's servants realized what happened and asked to pull …

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New Testament Reading Guide – November 7-13, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Revelation 10:1-11 The opening of chapter 10 marks a change in John's perspective of the vision. In chapter 4, John is invited into God's heavenly throne room to see the world and world events from heaven's perspective. Where is John's new vantage point as chapter 10 opens? A …

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Old Testament Reading Guide – November 7-13, 2011

How do I use this reading guide? Read our own homegrown commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah.  Nehemiah 6:1-19  Evidently Sanballat and Tobiah and Geshem the Arab must have thought Nehemiah was a moron for they tried to lure him to Ono which is somewhere outside of Jerusalem. It would never have occurred to Nehemiah that …

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