A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

– Pray – Mark 3:23-35 “He said this because they were saying, ‘He has an evil spirit.’ ” Mark 3:30 – Observe I think this approaches the question of what is the unforgivable sin mentioned in John’s gospel. Jesus cast out evil spirits. The Pharisees claimed that He did it because Jesus had an evil […]

– Pray – Read Mark 3:13-22 “When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, ‘He is out of his mind.’ ” Mark 3:21 – Observe Jesus was entering His homeless phase, where He could no longer enter a village openly because of the crowds. I am fairly […]

– Pray – Read Mark 3:1-12 “Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, ‘Stand up in front of everyone.’ ” Mark 3:3 – Observe Some people had given themselves the task of watching Jesus closely to make sure He didn’t get away with quietly healing someone on the Sabbath. They need not have […]

– Pray – Read Mark 2:23-28 “So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:28 – Observe Jesus did not say that His disciples could just ignore the Sabbath, but that He was Lord over the Sabbath, and that the purpose of the Sabbath was to benefit humans, not punish them. […]

– Pray – Read Mark 2:13-22 “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins.” Mark 2:22 – Observe Have you ever experienced joy so powerful and overwhelming […]

– Pray – Read Mark 2:1-12 “‘But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins…’ He said to the paralytic,’ ” Mark 2:10 – Observe Jesus did not come to judge, but to forgive and prevent the judgement that would otherwise be required. He died so that […]

– Pray – Read Mark 1:29-39 “Jesus replied, ‘Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.’ ” Mark 1:38 – Observe Jesus secluded Himself and prayed after a busy evening of healing. He came away from the prayer with knowledge […]

– Pray – Mark 1:40-45 “Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. yet the people still came to him from everywhere.” Mark 1:45 – Observe Jesus was this man’s healer, but not his […]

“The earth mourns and fades away, The world languishes and fades away; The haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have transgressed the laws, Changed the ordinance, Broken the everlasting covenant.” Isaiah 24:4-5 The earth is defiled under its inhabitants. Wow. That sound dangerously close to […]

“For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said, ‘No one sees me’; Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you; And you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me.’” Isaiah 47:10 I believe in having self-confidence. I believe in being capable of independent thought. I […]

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