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April 26th: Numbers 22 & Mark 16

Alastair Roberts

April 26th: Numbers 22 & Mark 16

April 25, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Balaam and his ass. The resurrection of Jesus and the disputed end of Mark’s gospel.

Some passages referenced:

Exodus 18:1-5 (Jethro at Sinai); Exodus 1:8-12 (Pharaoh and the Egyptians’ fear of the multiplying Israelites); Genesis 12:3 (Abraham’s blessing); Genesis 22:3 (Abraham, his donkey, and two young men); Genesis 22:10-12 (the Angel of the Lord stops Abraham); 2 Peter 2:12-22 (Peter treats Balaam as an example of a false teacher).

Mark 14:28 (Jesus declares that, after the resurrection, he will meet his disciples in Galilee); Matthew 28:9-10 (Jesus instructs the women to tell the disciples); Mark 1:14, 16:15 (‘preach the gospel’); Mark 1:15, 16:16 (preaching and faith); Mark 10:32-34 (Jesus foretells his death and resurrection); Mark 5:21-43 (Jairus’ daughter); Deuteronomy 7:1 (casting out seven nations); Titus 3:5 (washing of regeneration); 1 Peter 3:21 (baptism now saves us); Romans 6:1-14 (dead and buried with Christ in baptism, to be raised by the dead); Hebrews 2:3-4 (signs testifying to the apostolic message); John 14:12 (signs following); Mark 3:14-15 (authority to cast out demons given to the Twelve); Acts 28:3-6 (Paul survives being bitten by a serpent); Exodus 4:1-5 (Moses picks up a serpent).

Reflections upon the readings from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer (http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/).

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