Harmony Bible – Four

Phase four (Sections 49a-52) begins with the story of Jesus healing an invalid on the Sabbath and concludes a short 3-5 months thereafter just before appointing the first 12 Apostles. It’s a season in ministry which is very Intentional. Disciples are actively sharing their faith, known to others as being a Christian, engaged in ministry. When discipling others through this phase our priority is to equip them better for the ministry to which they are called. Key lessons include: reliance on the Holy Spirit, discipling others, and the unity of service and heart throughout whole Church.

The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath

February 22nd, 2015|Four|Comments Off on The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath

Week 37 | Section 50 | Phase 4

Summary: On the way from Jerusalem to Galilee, a few Pharisees scrutinize Jesus’ disciples for gathering a bit of grain from a roadside field to quiet their stomachs. Jesus’ response is no easier for them to stomach and His final words were as meaty as the grains themselves.

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Today’s Gospel Reading

Matthew 12:1-8
Mark 2: 23-28
Luke 6:1-5
John

1 At that time, Jesus went on the Sabbath[i] day through […]

Jesus Delivers a Firm Response

February 15th, 2015|Four|Comments Off on Jesus Delivers a Firm Response

Jesus Delivers a Firm Response
Week 36 | Section 49c | Phase 4

Summary: In Jesus’ longest recorded discourse yet, John shares Jesus’ response that cuts to the quick about his identity, mission and the means of salvation. Listeners today would hear His words pierce our vanity, encourage our hearts, and dispel our guilt.

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Today’s Gospel Reading
(There is no record from Matthew, Mark or Luke)

John 5:19-47

19 Jesus therefore answered them, “Most certainly, I tell you, […]

The Miracle at Bethesda

February 8th, 2015|Four|Comments Off on The Miracle at Bethesda

Week 35 | Section 49a,b | Phase 4

Summary: Today’s study demonstrates the mercy of God through Jesus’s healing of a man lying beside the pool of Bethesda. The man who had been sick for thirty-eight years became well in an instant.  In his response to the Jewish elders who questioned his labor on the Sabbath, Jesus gave the response that most certainly caught their attention, inasmuch as he claimed he and God the Father were equal. Now that certainly raises two most fascinating […]