Mark 1:29-39, Jesus’ Liberating Début

[February 8, 2015] The Gospel text continues from last week; the whole section from 1:16 to 1:39, told as if it takes place in a twenty-four hour span, comprising Jesus’ public début. 1:14-15, as we pointed out before, acts as a subject-line or topic-sentence for what follows. The calling of the fishermen takes . . . → Read More: Mark 1:29-39, Jesus’ Liberating Début

Matthew 8:2-17, Dispensations of Salvation

[May 6, 2012] Jesus comes down from the mountain—which in Matthew’s gospel has associations with Sinai (and spiritual revelation)—and returns to the people of Israel, and they follow Him. Here begins the next “discipleship manual” in the gospel, in each of which Matthew presents a narrative followed by a teaching. This section, . . . → Read More: Matthew 8:2-17, Dispensations of Salvation