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Hard Hearts and Unbelief

02.03.17 | Devotional

Mark 6 In Mark's account of the feeding of the five thousand and of Jesus’ walking on water, we find a statement that was made which leads us to reflect upon a challenging realization. As soon as Jesus climbed into the boat in the midst of...

Never Accuse God of Wrongdoing

02.02.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Job 1The issue of evil is a real stumbling block for many people. Among those who claim to be atheists, this is the issue to which the majority point as the reason they cannot believe. The Bible deals with the reality of evil in many different...

Sowing and Growing

02.01.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Mark 4 The so-called parable of the sower could be called the parable of the soils since the focus of the parable is the variation in the land onto which the seed is thrown. These various "hearts" into which the seed falls communicates why there...

Jesus Satisfied God's Wrath

01.31.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Romans 3:21-26 In this passage we find teaching and argumentation that have been greatly disputed for one reason or another. What is so controversial here? Paul has devoted 1:18–3:20 to demonstrating that all of the human race, Jews and...

Joy and Fasting

01.30.17 | Devotional | by Dr. Ben Taylor

Mark 2 Amongst many Jews of Jesus' day prayer and fasting were the most common acts of religious devotion. So when Jesus’ disciples seemed a little indifferent to the act of fasting, it was bound to create interest. The Pharisees fasted...