Sunday: Fishers of Men
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Fishermen

Simon and Andrew had toiled all night. Seasoned fishermen, they knew the art of fishing, and they knew when to quit. Nightlong work yielded nothing. In the midst of their disappointment came an unsolicited command: Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch (Luke 5:4, NKJV). Simon’s response was one … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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How to Recognize Jesus

Avoid every question in relation to the humanity of Christ which is liable to be misunderstood. Truth lies close to the track of presumption. In treating upon the humanity of Christ, you need to guard strenuously every assertion, lest your words be taken to mean more than they imply, and thus you lose or dim … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Transfiguration
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The Transfiguration

Read all three Gospel accounts of the Transfiguration (Luke 9:27-36, Matt. 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8). (Read also Peter’s firsthand account of the incident, and note the truth the apostle establishes from his eyewitness experience; see 2 Peter 1:16-18). What additional information does Luke provide, and why is it important? Luke begins the narrative with a detail that … [Click to read more …]

Who Is Jesus Christ? – Hit the Mark
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Jesus in the Synagogue

The charge would have been attempted murder. They fully intended to kill Him. What makes this more shocking is that they accosted Him in the sacred temple. The solemnity of their worship was turned into a mob scene of violence. In  a rage they pounced on Him, grabbing and dragging Him out of the temple, down the streets … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Son of Man
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Jesus Asleep in the Boat

Although Jesus was fully conscious that He was both the Son of Man and the Son of God (Luke 22:67-70), Son of Man was our Savior’s favorite way of self-designation. The only other instances that the title appears are in Daniel 7:13, in Stephen’s speech (Acts 7:56) and in Revelation 1:13 and Rev. 14:14. The … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Son of God
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Father and Child Embrace

Son of Man and Son of God are two names used in the Gospels to describe who Jesus is. The first indicates God incarnate; the second points to His divinity as the second Person of the Godhead. Together, the two phrases invite us to ponder the miracle of Jesus Christ: God who is both divine … [Click to read more …]