Harmony Bible – Greg Troxell

About Greg Troxell

Disciple, entrepreneur and catalytic leader. Advocate of the sharing economy. Ministering to youth, new Christians, and equipping the saints. Developing the Emotivational practice. Founder of www.HarmonyBible.Coop.

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (A)

January 22nd, 2017|Lectionary Series, Year A|0 Comments

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (A)

Our Gospel reading today is from Mt 5:1-12 found in Sections 54a, b.  Jesus explains during the first lesson on the “Sermon on the Mount” his wisdom, virtues and values he wishes to instill in those who would be his disciples. Even more in this message Jesus is passing on an anointing helping his recently appointed Apostles who are to become like him. The beatitudes confound the braggart but comfort the biddable; they build up the disciple but bewilder the […]

For Love and Life

January 21st, 2017|5c, Five|0 Comments

It was the winter of A.D.30 – just months before Jesus’ triumphal entry and his own crucifixion that we read the story of when Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. The story is one of devotion and destiny – not only Jesus’ but also of Lazarus, his sisters, and the disciples – especially Thomas.

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Section 118a | Sickness and Death of Lazarus
John 11:1-16
1 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus from […]

Third Sunday after the Epiphany (A)

January 18th, 2017|Lectionary Series, Year A|0 Comments

Third Sunday after the Epiphany (A)

This week’s Gospel reading is from Matthew 4:12-23 which is found within four sections, but spans 11 sections in phases 2 & 3 in the Harmony of the Gospels. In our study we’ll have to revisit our Chronology, see how Matthew sheds light on an old prophecy and why this region was such fertile ground for the Good News, as well as examine the the recesses of our own hearts and the lands to which […]

Second Sunday after Epiphany (A)

January 15th, 2017|Lectionary Series, Year A|0 Comments

Second Sunday after Epiphany (Year A)

This Sunday’s Gospel Reading from John 1:29-42 spans sections 27 & 28 in the Harmony of the Gospels. The setting is in Bethany on the East side of the River Jordan and in Galilee. John the Baptist was certain that Jesus was the long awaited Messiah and he was not hesitant to tell others. His witness is

Collect:
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant […]

Danger and Duty

January 14th, 2017|5c, Five|0 Comments

In this passage Jesus teaches his disciples principles that are entwined in the Lord’s Prayer. He discloses to them the plain truth and power of every soul which is surrendered to him, as well as the dangers and duty of our position in Christ.

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Section 117c | Four Lessons on Discipleship
Luke 17:1-10
1 He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no occasions of stumbling should come, but woe to him through whom they come!¯ 2 […]

Newsletter – Advent 2016

December 14th, 2016|HB News|0 Comments

December 14, 2016

Dear members and friends in Christ,

We’re coming up on the 4th Sunday of Advent and as we prepare for Christmas it’s important that we remember to take the time to abide in Christ (Jn 15:4) through meditation and prayer as well as to share the Gospel message with those we love. Jesus shared those words of wisdom with his disciples on Maundy Thursday in his last hours. As we linger in the […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent (A)

This Sunday’s gospel reading comes from Mt 1:18-25 found in Phase 1, Section 9 of the Harmony of the Gospels. The story recorded by the Apostle Matthew, probably while he was in Antioch was written with special concern for those steeped in Hebrew tradition. Today, we believe it speaks loudest to those who are law-bound and legalistic – battling with their reasoning, their desire to do what’s right, and the reality of their own thoughts and actions. Today’s message […]

Lost and Found

December 9th, 2016|5c, Five|0 Comments

Among the parables of Christ, this passage warms the hearts of most – if not convicting their souls. But convicting or consoling Jesus is certainly calling us all to action and he is vividly illustrating to the very peers of Nicodemus the same message he shared nearly two years before as recorded in John 3:16 – that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

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Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)

December 6th, 2016|Five, Lectionary Series, Year A|0 Comments

Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Jumping forward in time once again from last Sunday’s Gospel reading which recounted the story of the day Jesus came to John for his baptism (Phase 1 Sections 21-23), today’s Gospel reading comes from Mt 11:2-11 (Phase 5a, Section 57) nearly two years later wherein we read more of John the Baptist’s relationship to the Kingdom. The 3rd Sunday of Advent is the Sunday we light the pink candle of joy.

Collect:

Stir up your […]

Second Sunday of Advent

December 6th, 2016|Lectionary Series, One, Year A|0 Comments

The 2nd Sunday of Advent
Today’s Gospel reading is from Mt 3:1-12 found in section 21,22,23 of the Harmony of the Gospels which we will find jumps from last week’s reading from Jesus’ last week of life on earth backward in time to about 26 AD.  John the Baptist is ministering in an arid region south-east of Jerusalem calling Jerusalem to repentance and her re-commitment to her covenant with God.

Collect:

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and […]