Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Mt. 9:18-34; 13:53-58; Mk. 5:21-6:6; Lk. 4:16-30; 8:40-56


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Matthew Chapter Nine

(Outline continues from Day 282)

  1. Jesus’ Galilean ministry included the first two out of three miracles of physical life restoration (Matt. 9:18-26).
    1. Unrecorded in Matthew is the raising of a widow’s son in Nain (Lk. 7:11-17).
    2. Recorded in all 3 synoptic gospels is the raising of a (synagogue official) ruler’s daughter.
    3. On the way to Jairus’ home, the Holy Spirit performed another miracle through Jesus without His awareness (Matt. 9:20-22).
    4. Jesus found Jairus’ home in total disorder.  He dismissed the chaos and restored the girl’s life (Matt. 9:23-26).
  2. Additional miracles included healing two blind men (Matt. 9:27-31) and a mute demoniac (Matt. 9:32-33).  This was the beginning of the Pharisees slander campaign to accuse Jesus of using demonic power Himself (Matt. 9:34).

(Chapter Nine continues tomorrow)

Matthew Chapter Thirteen

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The chapter closes with another rejection of Jesus in Nazareth (Matt. 13:53-58).

Mark Chapter Five

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. “Tell it like it is” Mark records the ineffectiveness of the many physicians to heal the woman with the twelve year hemorrhage (Mk. 5:25-34).
  2. Mark records the Aramaic words Christ spoke, and translates them for a non-Aramaic speaking audience (Mk. 5:41).

Mark Chapter Six

  1. Jesus is not only rejected by His kinsmen in Nazareth, but they even take offense at His wisdom and miracles (Mk. 6:1-6).

(Chapter Six continues tomorrow)

Luke Chapter Four

(Outline continues from Day 278)

  1. Luke records the Lord’s teaching debut in Nazareth (Lk. 4:16-30).
    1. Matthew & Mark record a later incident in Nazareth, after He had assembled his disciples (Matt. 13:54-58; Mk. 6:1-6).
    2. Jesus taught in the synagogue from a prophetic passage in Isaiah (Lk. 4:17-21).
      1. The reading came from Isa. 61:1-3.
      2. Christ stopped reading 1/3 of the way through Isa. 61:2.
      3. The Lord declared Scripture to be fulfilled “today” (Lk. 4:21).
      4. Conclusion: Isa. 61:1,2a refers to First Advent prophecy concerning Christ.  Isa. 61:2b,3 refers to Second Advent prophecy concerning Christ.
    3. After amazing the crowds with His teaching, the Lord then enraged the crowd with His exhortation (Lk. 4:23-30).  This incident resulted in the first murder attempt against Him.

(Chapter Four continues on Day 281)

Luke Chapter Eight

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. The chapter closes with the raising of Jairus’ 12-year old daughter, and the healing of the woman with a 12-year old hemorrhage (Lk. 8:40-56).