Harmony Bible – discernment

Appointing the Twelve

March 15th, 2015|Five|Comments Off on Appointing the Twelve

Week 40 | Section 52

About thirty months after his baptism, Jesus identifies twelve of his disciples and appoints them to be apostles. The appointment of the twelve apostles occurs immediately as Jesus begins to create a community of disciples and marks our entrance into phase five of Jesus’ Ministry – the missional phase.

Scriptures:

Mark 3:13-19 | Luke 6:12-16

Notes:

Note that the rate of our study is very close to the rate at which the disciples experienced the ministry of Jesus. The apostles have […]

Ripe for Harvest

November 9th, 2014|Two|Comments Off on Ripe for Harvest

Week 24 | Section 35b,c

No bones about it, Jesus was certain of his identity and word of his deeds were spreading as quickly as the sun was ripening the grain fields.  The air was being filled with the sweet aroma of a promise – a harvest of souls and the hope of Israel.

Scripture:

Section 35b | John 4:27-38
27 At this, his disciples came. They marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, “What are you looking […]

Living Water

November 2nd, 2014|Two|Comments Off on Living Water

Week 23 | Section 35a

In today’s study we explore the message and meaning of Jesus’ interaction with the Samaritan woman at the well. Its a message of truth, honor, and love in which Jesus offers freedom, a future, and the promise of living water sure to satisfy her every thirst.

Scripture:

John 4:5-26
5 So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son, Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being […]

Behold, the Lamb of God

September 21st, 2014|Two|Comments Off on Behold, the Lamb of God

Week 17 | Section 26, 27

Word of John the Baptist’s ministry reached Jerusalem and concerned enough of the Jews there that they sent the a cadre of priests and scholars to investigate. Was he Elijah? The Prophet? or the Messiah? Why was John baptizing folks? In humility, John replied, I am “a voice” and I my role is to “make straight the way of the Lord”. These were familiar words to such learned Jews […]

Jesus’ Baptism

September 7th, 2014|Two|Comments Off on Jesus’ Baptism

Week 15 | Section 24

Today we begin the second phase of Jesus ministry, which we will study over the next two months. In history these events took place over a period of about 12-15 months.

Now Jesus’ baptism, the event in today’s story, occurs when he is about 30 years old. John had been baptizing folks for over six months and had prophesied that one day one greater than he would come. Well that was […]

The Shoot of Jesse

June 29th, 2014|One|Comments Off on The Shoot of Jesse

Week 5 | Section 5,6

Gabriel is listed in Jewish literature as one of seven archangels, holding the highest rank after Michael. Five hundred years earlier, Gabriel gave Daniel an exact account of the time of the Messiah’s coming. Now he appeared to Mary, announcing the good news – that she would give birth to the savior of the world. Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit and stands in awe when she recognizes Mary […]