Mark 2:13-17 – Accused of Associating With Sinners
|| Matthew 9:9; Luke 5:27, 28
MK2:13 Now Jesus went outside and again walked along the Sea [of Galilee]. A large crowd followed him and he continued to teach them. MK2:14 As he was walking along he passed by and saw a certain Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax table. Jesus said to him: “Come follow me!” Instantly Levi rose and followed Jesus. MK2:15 Then it happened that as Jesus was having a meal in Levi’s house, many other tax-collectors and ‘sinners’ also sat together with Jesus and his disciples because there were now many that followed him. MK2:16 But, when the Bible Copyists and the Pharisees observed Jesus eating with these tax-collectors and ‘sinners’ they said to Jesus’ disciples: “How come he eats and drinks with tax-collectors and ‘sinners’?” MK2:17 When Jesus heard this, he said to them: “Those who are well have no need of a doctor, rather the sick do. I came not to call the ‘righteous’ to repentance but rather ‘sinners’.”
 Matthew 9:9: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.
Mark 2 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 2:1-12 – Jesus Preaching and Healing at Home
Matthew 9:9-13 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Pharisees Accuse When Matthew Is Called
Matthew 9:9-13 – What others are saying about Jesus’ attitude and tax collectors
- Mark 2:14
- Mark 2:14 Leave The Past And Follow
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Mark 1:16-21 – Becoming Fishers of Men
|| Matthew 4:18-22
MK1:16 Now while walking beside the sea of Galilee Jesus saw Simon and Andrew, Simon’s brother. As they were fishermen they were casting their nets into the sea. MK1:17 Jesus said to them: “Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers for men.” MK1:18 At once they left their nets and followed him. MK1:19 Continuing a little further he saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John. They also were in their boat mending the nets, and he immediately called them. MK1:20 They immediately left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and they went and followed Jesus. MK1:21 So they came to Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath he entered the synagogue and began to teach.
 Matthew 4:18-22: For details see notes in Nazarene Commentary 2000 on Matthew.
 Walking beside the sea: We see the Nazarene’s footprints in the sand.
 Zebedee: Or, Zabdi.
 Left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men: We can imagine the look on his face as he sees his sons leave for a life he could not begin to imagine, nor could history at this time.
 He entered the synagogue: There is a synagogue uncovered by archaeologists here that was built by the charity of a Roman centurion. Later Paul will follow the Nazarene’s example in using the Jewish synagogue system as the frame work for the beginning of Christianity.
Mark 1 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 1:1-8 – The Beginning of the Good News
Mark 1 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 1:9-11 – An Approved Son Baptized
Nazarene Commentary Luke 3:3-6 – John Preaches Baptism of Repentance
Mark 1 – Additional Bible Students notes on Mark 1:9-11 – An Approved Son Baptized
Mark 1 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 1:12-13 – Tempted by the Devil
Mark 1 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Mark 1:14-15 – Kingdom Has Drawn Near
Nazarene Commentary Matthew 4:18-22 – The Calling of the First Disciples
Matthew 13:47-50 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Parable of the Dragnet
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- Daily Devotion What would it take for you to be able to drop everything? Are you willing to let go of your grip of the familiar to try something new? There are no promises that the journey ahead will be easy but Jesus is one worth really following.
- Matthew 4:19-Jesus said To Fish For People
- What Da Hook Gone Be?
- The Spiritual Blur
- Mending Our Nets
- Gospel of John: In Between
- Torn Nets
- Fishers of men – My Lion Again – On Before ITS NEWS
- Spend Time with Jesus
Matthew 15:29-31 – Jesus Cures
MT15:29 From there Jesus went overland to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. He climbed a mountain and was sitting there. MT15:30 Now many crowds approached him with their lame, maim, blind, mute, and many others. They cast them before the feet of Jesus and he cured them all. MT15:31 And the crowd was awestruck seeing the mute speaking, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. They glorified the God of Israel.
 Overland to the shores: Another fifty mile walk inland.
 Awestruck: Or, KJV: wondered; TCNT: astonished; NEB: amazement.
 They glorified the God of Israel: Compare Matthew 9:33 and Revelation 11:13. Jesus is not attracting attention to himself but to his God. The crowd does not glorify Jesus, but rather his Father.
Matthew 15:1-20 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Tradition and the Heart
Matthew 15:21-28 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: Giving Bread to Puppies
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- Bible Study Notes on Matthew 15:29-39 – 20180119
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