Monthly Archives: November 2009

Ultimate Authority

In the 1960’s it was popular to “question authority”. Every perceived authority – in some people’s minds – had become subject to scrutiny. They may have said, “by what authority does a city prohibit protest?” Women may have asked, “by what authority must my skirt be a certain length?” Men […]

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A Curious Incident – Conclusion

Two weeks ago we pondered a curious incident recorded in Mark 11:12-14Mark 11:12-14English: World English Bible – WEB12 The next day, when they had come out from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 Seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came to see if perhaps he might find anything on it. When he […]

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The Enterprising Mind

Every year observant Jews came from all lands, having been scattered over the centuries by the conquest of Gentile rulers, to perform their covenant-duty to sacrifice and remember the Passover (See Deut. 4.9 & Deut. 16:5-6Deut. 16:5-6English: World English Bible – WEB5 You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates, […]

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A Curious Incident (Part 1)

On the way to Jerusalem the disciples witnessed a curious incident: Jesus cursed a fig tree (Mark 11:14Mark 11:14English: World English Bible – WEB14 Jesus told it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” and his disciples heard it.WP-Bible plugin). On the surface, this seems to be out of character for […]

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