3-9 January 2016

Christ's Appearing

  • READ MORE Sunday  03 January 2016
    Matthew 2:1-12 (The visit of the wise men)

    “In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’” (vv. 1-2)

  • READ MORE Monday  04 January 2016
    Mark 1:29-39 (Jesus heals many at Simon's house)

    “That evening, at sunset, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.” (vv. 32-34)

  • READ MORE Tuesday  05 January 2016
    Mark 1:40-45 (Jesus cleanses a leper)

    “A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I do choose. Be made clean!’” (vv. 40-41)

  • READ MORE Wednesday  06 January 2016
    Isaiah 60:1-6 (The ingathering of the dispersed)

    “Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” (v. 3)

  • READ MORE Thursday  07 January 2016
    Mark 2:1-12 (Jesus heals a paralytic)

    “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’ Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, ‘Why does this fellow speak in this way? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?’” (vv. 5-7)

  • READ MORE Friday  08 January 2016
    Mark 2:13-17 (Jesus calls Levi)

    “When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax-collectors, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax-collectors and sinners?’ When Jesus heard this, he said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’” (vv. 16-17)

  • READ MORE Saturday  09 January 2016
    Mark 2:18-22 (The question about fasting)

    “Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, ‘Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?’ Jesus said to them, ‘The wedding-guests cannot fast while the bridegroom is with them, can they?’” (vv. 18-19)

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