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Synoptic GospelsWednesday, Mar 3, 2021

Synoptic Gospels

The Prayer Life of Yeshua

If daily time spent in private prayer was important to Yeshua, who enjoyed full communion with the Father through the Spirit, how much more for us whose hearts are so prone to wander? Discipleship entails imitation ... emulating his daily habit of entering the Presence of God in focused, private prayer.

If daily time spent in private prayer was important to Yeshua, who enjoyed full communion with the Father through the Spirit, how much more for us whose hearts are so prone to wander? Discipleship entails imitation ... emulating his daily habit of entering the Presence of God in focused, private prayer.

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Exorcism in the Synagogue

As the Master began to teach, however, the demon began to feel excessively uncomfortable, until at last it exploded in a rage and took control of his host’s voice. The evil spirit immediately identified the Master as “Yeshua of Nazareth” and the “Holy One of God.”


A Lost Parable of Yeshua

Why doesn’t Yeshua use parables in the Gospel of John like He does in the other Gospels? Actually, He does. For example, the text in John 5:19-20 seems to be the summary of a parable that Yeshua told to explain His own relationship to God in terms of a son’s apprenticeship under his father.


The Pool of Bethesda

An angel used to stir the waters of the Pool of Bethesda. What else do we know about this mysterious pool? An archaeological dig in 1956 revealed the remains of a rectangular pool surrounded by four colonnaded porticoes with a fifth portico dividing the pool into two separate pools, verifying John’s description of the location.


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