Saturday, October 27, 2012

Bible Challenge 10/28 - 11/03

Greetings All!

Now that you have made it through the entire Bible once...pause for a moment of celebration...YEAH YEAH YEAH...we will continue through the New Testament this week by finishing up Matthew and moving into Mark. Last week I gave you a bit of background info about the Gospel of Matthew. Below is some background info for you about the Gospel of Mark.

Gospel of Mark - Mark is believed to have been the first Gospel written, about 50AD, as the other three Gospels all quote it, but Mark does not quote the others. The author is believed to be John Mark, the son of a Jerusalem widow whose home was a meeting place for early believers (Acts 12:12). Mark most likely recorded the events as he heard them firsthand from the disciple Peter. The book's non-Jewish flavor suggests it may have been written to believers in Rome. At the time Rome had begun persecuting Christians. This book is clearly meant to encourage suffering believers. Mark shows Jesus as the suffering servant who came to die as the Savior for the world (including non-Jews). Over 40 percent of this Gospel focuses on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus' final week.

Here is the schedule:

28, Sunday: Matthew 13-16

29, Monday: Matthew 17-20

30, Tuesday: Matthew 21-24

31, Wednesday: Matthew 25-28

1, Thursday: Mark 1-4

2, Friday: Mark 5-8

3, Saturday: Mark 9-12

May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His Holy Word. Amen.

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