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

– Pray – Read Mark 11:1-11 “Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since ti was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.” Mark 11:11 – Observe When Jesus cleared the temple, it was not in a fit of sudden range. He was in the […]

– Pray – Read Mark 10:46-52 ” ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him. The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see.’ ” Mark 10:51 – Observe The blind man called Jesus a teacher. And yet he asked Him for a miracle: his sight. Earlier, he recognized Him as […]

– Pray – Read Mark 10:35-45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 – Observe Becoming like Jesus clearly requires a servant’s heart – a focus on what other people need to the exclusion of […]

– Pray – Read Mark 10:24-34 “who will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (home, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields — and with them, persecution) and in the age to come, eternal life.” Mark 10:30 – Observe Jesus put persecutions in the same category of rewards as homes, […]

– Pray – Read Mark 10:13-23 “Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’ ” Mark 10:21 – Observe Jesus looked at the man and knew what the man’s […]

– Pray – Read Mark 10:1-12 “He answered, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.’ ” Mark 10:11-12 – Observe Regardless of their legal status, the emotional pain of adultery and the emotional pain of divorce […]

– Pray – Read Mark 9:38-50 “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.” Mark 9:43 – Observe I have not entertained this serious of an attitude toward sin. I […]

– Pray – Read Mark 9:25-37 “The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, ‘He’s dead.’ ” Mark 9:26 – Observe The gospels are very careful about their records of Jesus’ miracles. In this case, Jesus drove out a demon but did not […]

– Pray – Read Mark 9:14-24 “As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.” Mark 9:15 – Observe What was it about the appearance of Jesus that triggered an overwhelming wonder and desire to run to Him? He was coming down from the mountain where […]

– Pray – Read Mark 9:1-13 “Jesus replied, ‘To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected?’ ” Mark 9:12 – Observe The disciples were having trouble understanding what ‘risen from the dead’ meant, because they had […]

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