The prophets were preachers and usually not writers so, though the book bears his name and contains his words, it is not written by Jeremiah. The actual author is unknown, but Jeremiah stands at the time when prophecy changed from quotations passed down through oral tradition to written works that could be referenced.… Read the rest “Introduction to Jeremiah”
The author of the book of Job is unknown and the text does not identify any. It is part of a collection of what is called "wisdom literature" by biblical scholars. The author uses the divine name YHWH found in Exodus so is certainly an Israelite.… Read the rest “Introduction to Job”
The letter has been accepted, from the earliest of times, as from the apostle Paul. The letter is quoted by many early church fathers including Clement, Ignatius, and Barnabas.
The style of the letter has some differences from other letters of Paul, including words that are not used elsewhere, but still contains a large number of Pauline touches.… Read the rest “Introduction to Colossians”
Dr. Richard Ward of Phillips Theological Seminary gives us a dramatic reading of Mark 2:1-12, the story of a man who was paralyzed and who was healed by Jesus.
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Welcome to DisciplesNet Worship. This week's worship brings together Isaiah's exciting vision of being in the presence the most holy God, with Jesus' words with the Pharisee, Nicodemus, who came to talk with Jesus in the secret of night. Rev. Bob Shaw blends these two messages into a call toward change in our lives that comes as God calls us. Accompanying our message are our congregational singers singing "Holy, Holy, Holy and Here I Am, Lord," and Phoebe Spier singing Santo, Santo, Santo during our time of communion. Continue reading →