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    365 Bible Reading

    January 3 – Mark 3

    LOOK:  Jesus continues to heal and help people.  Jesus appoints His twelve disciples.  The crowds follow Jesus and the sick press forward to just touch Him trying to be healed.  It must have been a chaotic scene!  The religious lost try to claim that Jesus had lost His mind and was actually a crazy man.
    LISTEN:  The ministry of helping people both physically and spiritually become an overwhelming task.  Jesus keeps His focus on others instead of His own comfort.
    LEARN:  I’m thinking about the amount of time spent on my own comfort opposed to my time spent helping others.  I want to flip this in 2018.

     
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    356 Bible Reading

    January 2 – Mark 2

    LOOK:  The religious lost begin to question and challenge Jesus.  Jesus heals a paralyzed man and commends the faith of his friends.  Jesus calls Levi and then eats with his sinner friends.  Jesus then deals with the religious rules that people were living for as a replacement for a real relationship with God.
    LISTEN:  I’m struck with the frustration that Jesus must have faced with the religious system that turned against Him and would fight Him for a form of religion that will not please God.
    LEARN:  I pray that my religious life and practice is not a replacement for what God desires…a relationship with Jesus that transforms my life.

     
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    365 Bible Reading

    Welcome to the new year!

    Here are my thoughts on day 1:

    January 1 – Mark 1

    LOOK:  I love the story of wild man – John the Baptist… “John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.”  John’s whole life was about preparing the way for Jesus.

    John baptizes Jesus (I’ve been in the Jordan River at that location).  Jesus then calls some disciples and begins to help people.  He finds time to pray as preparation to preach.

    LISTEN:  I’m impressed with the importance of Jesus.  John knew it wasn’t about himself and focused his life on Jesus.

    LEARN:  I want my life to be less about me and all about Jesus!!

     
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