February 2018

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Mark

  |   Words of Grace

Whenever the evil spirits saw Him, they fell down before Him and cried out, ‘You are the Son of God’. Mark 3:11   Mark was the son of a woman named Mary (Acts 12:12) and the cousin of the evangelist Barnabas (Colossians 4:10). Apparently, Mark had a close relationship with Peter (1 Peter 5:13), and there is considerable evidence that he wrote his Gospel account under the influence of that apostle. The Gospel of Mark is remarkably different from that of Matthew. It would appear that since Mark has to explain Hebrew traditions (Mark 7:2-4), this indicates that the material was for...

Read More

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Matthew

  |   Words of Grace

Matthew   “The men were amazed and asked, ‘What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey Him!’” Matthew 8:27   We now come to the New Testament and I already know that I am going to be hard pressed to find just one verse or one thought in each New Testament Book to promote as a ‘favorite’, so I guess I’m going to have to pray for some inspiration in my verse choice! And that’s exactly what I did as I turned one page over after another….and I came to this beautiful story. The disciples and Jesus are traveling...

Read More

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Malachi

  |   Words of Grace

"I the Lord do not change." Malachi 3:6   The Book of Malachi is usually dated around the time of Ezra and Nehemiah as the Jews were returning to the homeland, so this would make Malachi a ‘post-exilic’ prophet. When you get right down to it, the Book of Malachi is all about the covenant relationship that the Lord God had with His people Israel. They were dispersed and taken into captivity because of their consistent breaking of their covenant relationship with the Lord, and now that the Lord has been merciful to them by bringing them back to their home, they...

Read More

Pastor Randy’s Top 66 – Zechariah

  |   Words of Grace

“Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, ‘Take off his filthy clothes.’ Then he said to Joshua, ‘See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.’ Then I said, ‘Put a clean turban on his head.’” Zechariah 3:3-5a   This is like a courtroom scene similar to that in Job with the Adversary standing before the Lord accusing Joshua, who is the priest that represents all of God’s chosen ones. In the previous verse Zechariah mentions that Joshua is “a burning stick snatched from...

Read More