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About this Volume: The reign of God has come in Jesus Christ, but in hiddenness, in humility and lowliness. Jesus came to serve and give his life as a ransom for many (10:45). Jesus promised a triumphant revelation of himself after the cross (14:28), but within Mark (ending at 16:8) the disciples do not yet see the glorious, risen Christ. They only have his Word (16:6–7). So also we Christians do not see him and the kingdom fully implemented and manifested now. How difficult it is to be faithful on the basis of the Word alone—the disciples are testimony to that fact! If you had been there, it would not have been any easier for you than it is today. . . . Read All
The following excerpt is taken from Dr. James Voelz’s commentary on Mark 1:1–8:26, part of Concordia Publishing House’s Concordia Commentary series. The Theme of Mark’s Narrative What, then, is the theme of Mark’s Gospel? What is his story about? Consider the features of Mark’s narrative as we have detailed them above, the characteristics of character and plot and the progress of the story. When we read this Gospel with these features in bold relief, what is it that we see? As many have come to understand, we do see Jesus as the one who walks upon the way of the cross and leads his disciples therein. We see Jesus triumphing through suffering and the cross—saving his life by . . . Read All
The lectionary for this year focuses quite a bit on the Gospel of Mark. You know, the one that is a “proto” Gospel, not fully developed, written by a guy who may be a little dim… Or is that what is happening? What if Mark’s Gospel is actually highly structured and sophisticated? Greek Tuesday gives […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry… The post Double Gospel All The Way (The Gospel of Mark) appeared first on Worldview Everlasting.
Last week CPH was proud to release the newest edition of Dr. James Voelz’s Fundamental Greek Grammar. In anticipation of the book’s release, we interviewed Dr. Voelz about his work on the book: The first edition of Fundamental Greek Grammar was released in 1986. What made you first decide to write a Greek grammar book? The same thing that drives every author to write his own Greek text, viz., dissatisfaction with what is available. In the middle 1980s the standard text was that of J. Gresham Machen (which is still in use!). This book has three great defects, which I sought to correct: it did not contain New Testament passages, its practice sentences were both poorly formulated and . . . Read All
For more than 30 years, university and seminary students have been learning biblical Greek with the carefully crafted textbook Fundamental Greek Grammar. Now available in its fourth edition, author Dr. James (Jim) Voelz continues his emphasis on learning Greek through a fundamental approach, moving “from the known to the unknown,” from the easy to the more difficult. Linguistically and educationally sound, Fundamental Greek Grammar provides the basis for solid instruction in New Testament Greek vocabulary, morphology, and syntax. The fourth edition improves a number of explanations and adds new biblical passages in several chapters. The most significant change is the addition of Dr. Voelz’s English review for Greek students. This appendix explains English grammar clearly and concisely to bring . . . Read All
His Time – Lutheran Senior Services, Gospel of Mark Presentation, Church Calendar, Unity in the Body of Christ
(1) Jane Wilke talks about Lutheran Senior Services, (2) Dr. James Voelz talks about the upcoming Gospel of Mark Presentation, (3) Rev. Kevin Parviz talks about the Bible Feasts, and (4) and Rev. Everette Greene looks at Ephesians 4:1-24 and gives today’s sermonette.
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