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Bible 1 Yr – Day 221 – Luke’s Account of the Temptation in the Desert

Today we read Luke’s account of the Temptation of Jesus. It’s a good opportunity to remind ourselves of some of the key lessons of the events. First, recall that the first temptation is for Jesus, who has fasted for forty … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 219 – The Preaching of John the Baptist

Today we read Luke’s account of the preaching of John the Baptist. The first thing to take note of is the fact that Luke again takes great pains to establish when this is taking place. He establishes the time frame … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 217 – The Birth of the Lord

Merry Christmas (in August)! Today we read Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of important stuff. The chapter begins: 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 215 – The Annunciation

Today we read about the annunciation of the birth of Jesus to his mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. There is SO MUCH in these verses that it is hard to get it all into one post. It also requires that … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 214 – The Gospel of Luke and the Birth of John the Baptist

Today we start the Gospel of Luke. I love Luke because of the historical nature of this work. He states from the outset that he has approached this as a historical investigation and has made efforts to confirm the things … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 213 – The Letter to Philemon

Paul’s letter to Philemon is the shortest but one of the most important letters. Paul is writing to Philemon about his slave Onesimus. It seems that Onesimus had run away, crossed paths with Paul and was converted. Now converted, Onesimus … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 212 – The Special Guest and the Fruit that Increases

There are three great little nuggets in today’s reading. First, there is apparently a dispute between to women and Paul encourages everyone to help them work it out. In passing, he mentions someone important: 2 I entreat Euodia and I … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 211 – Paul Presses On…

Just a short one today in which we see Saint Paul tell us that no one, not even his, Salvation is guaranteed: For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 210 – Work out your salvation in fear and trembling

First, I would like to point out that the opening of Chapter 2 of the letter to the Philippians is one of the most moving pieces of prose ever penned. It’s worth reading again, no commentary is needed: 5 Have … Continue reading

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Bible 1 Yr – Day 209 – The Letter to the Philippians

Today we begin the Letter to Philippians. It is one of the hardest to date but our best reasoning points to it being a latter letter probably around A.D. 62. There are two interesting passages in the first chapter: 6 … Continue reading

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