Lesson 3: Controversies (Mark 2 & 3)

How do you react to criticism? The Bible tells us that paying attention to criticism makes us wiser. Proverbs 15:31-32. Lately, I've been receiving unexpected criticism from visitors to my in-person teaching of these lessons. Trust me when I say these criticisms have been very odd and insulting. And most had nothing to do with what I was teaching. Our study this week is about a series of stories which start with criticisms and insults directed at Jesus. It makes me smile in light of my recent experiences. Let's dive into the Bible and see what we can learn about turning criticism into compelling instruction!

The Current Quarter’s Bible Studies on Mark.

Lesson 2
A Day in the Ministry of Jesu
(Mark 1:16-45)
In the United States we have days when we encourage parents to take their children (I would guess one at a time) to work so the children will learn about what their parents do during the day. That ...
Lesson 1
The Beginning of the Gospel
(Acts 12-13, Mark 1)
Have you experienced setbacks in life? How did they turn out? Our study this quarter is based on the Gospel of Mark. Early in life Mark experienced an enormous setback. He persisted and ended up at...

Emotional Intelligence

Can the Bible help you get promoted at work? Can the Bible increase your pay? Can the Bible help you keep your job? Improve your marriage? The answer is “Yes!” The Bible teaches principles of “emotional intelligence” that can actually help you to be smarter and get along better. Bruce Cameron, the writer of these Bible studies and a law professor, has published a paper written for lawyers which presents 17 Bible-based rules of emotional intelligence which God gave us to improve our lives. Best of all, Professor Cameron’s paper is free and you do not have to be a lawyer to understand it. To get your free copy, first click on this link. Second, when you see the title of the paper (EI, EI, Oh What an Employee), click on the “One-Click Download” and the paper will download to your computer as a PDF. If you have friends who want to read the paper, have them go to the website and download it as well.