Bible Study Notes on Luke 2:25-52 – 20180516

Luke 2:26  "...revealed to him by the Holy Spirit..." God told him he would live to see the Messiah.  The Spirit can reveal things to us when He wants, probably more than we know.  Problem is our ability to hear. 27  "...he came by the Spirit into the temple..." The importance of listening to and …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 2:1-24 – 20180514

Special Note:  Today, May 14, 2018, the United States is opening its embassy in Jerusalem.  President Trump formally acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017.  This action fully cements that acknowledgement.  Praise the Lord! Luke 2:1  "...all the world should be registered" Certainly not the entire world, but that which was …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 1:57-80 – 20180511

Luke 1:58  "...they rejoiced with her" Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep.  We've gotten so bad today there would be derogatory remarks made.  The situation was nothing but positive, yet today, our society would find something wrong with it.  So glad it didn't happen there.  If it did, at least …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 1:26-56 – 20180509

Luke 1:26  "...in the sixth month..." We've been looking at Zacharias and Elizabeth, and she has become pregnant with John.  So time frame is in reference to her.  Sixth month of her pregnancy. 26  "...the angel Gabriel was sent by God..." Gabriel's introduction of himself to Zacharias is recorded.  It's not with Mary.  One might …

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Bible Study Notes on Luke 1:1-25 – 20180507

Luke 1:1  "...many have taken in hand..." Wonder how many he had in mind.  We have only three others that are canon.  I would bet on Mark and Matthew.  John may have been written later. 2  "...eyewitnesses and ministers of the word..." Don't know how much of what happened was witnessed first hand by Luke, …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 16 – 20180503

Mark 16:1  "...when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices..." From Luke we learn the ladies bought the spices on Friday evening after seeing Joseph wrap Jesus's body.  Text should probably be translated had bought for the English equivalent.  Or you might say they bought spices that …

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Bible Study Notes on Mark 15 – 20180502

Mark 15:1  "...in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation..." Meeting during the night was secretive and illegal according to Jewish law.  Men have never had a problem breaking the law or otherwise being deceitful even when they claim the moral high ground.  And they had to acquire what they wanted without being interrupted …

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