Bible Study Notes on Mark 1:21-45 – 20180313

Mark 1:22  "...as one having authority, and not as the scribes" We've all had teachers who were better at conveying the lesson than others.  They seemed to believe and/or live what they taught rather than one just relaying facts and information.  What Jesus would have been teaching was Himself, the Word of God. 24  "...I …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 1:1-20 – 20180312

Mark 1:4  "John came baptizing in the wilderness..." Mark is considered to be the first gospel account written.  It is believed he is John Mark that is mentioned several times in the New Testament and that he got his information for the gospel from Peter.  One of the reasons a book or letter was considered …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 28 – 20180309

Matthew 28:1  "...after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn..." Has been and probably still is a great deal of question/debate over exactly what day Christ was crucified.  This is due to a misunderstanding of how Jews refer to time as well as a lack of knowledge of the Passover, …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 27:45-66 – 20180306

Matthew 27:45  "...the sixth hour until the ninth hour..." From 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm.  If I'm remembering correctly this is the way the Jews measured time.  Started at sunup or approximately 6:00 am.  There are some time notations in the other gospels that are different so they probably use the Roman time system. 45  …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 27:27-44 – 20180305

Matthew 27:27  "...soldiers of the governor took Jesus..." Was this part of the crucifixion process, beating the prisoners.  Part of the punishment.  Commentaries don't say, but it's probably assumed.  Fallen human nature tends to mistreat anyone or anything given the opportunity.  I considered they might also do so to break down the prisoners to either …

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Bible Study Notes on Matthew 27:1-26 – 20180301

Matthew 27:1  "When morning came..." They had to wait until morning for it to become legal.  They weren't allowed to condemn someone to death during the night. 3  "...seeing that He had been condemned..." Wondering what made Judas change his mind.  Surely he must have known what the religious leaders had in mind.  Commentaries suggest …

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