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.

The Cost of Discipleship

December 2nd, 2016|5c|0 Comments

There are plenty similes in Luke’s account of an admonishment which Jesus explained to the crowds of people who were gathering ’round him, but not committing themselves to be his disciples. The similes are so simple they make sense even when uttered by a child. The well read christian and scholar in your group will have no doubt studied Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book of the same title. Though by Jesus, child or theologian its imperative that we ourselves take this passage […]

First Sunday of Advent (A)

November 26th, 2016|Lectionary Series, Year A|0 Comments

The Gospel lectionary for this Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, is Mt 24:36-44 within Sections 139e and 139f in which Jesus tells five parables to impress on his disciples the importance of watchfulness for his second advent and faithfulness to the purposes of God.  He said this in the last week of his life – on Tuesday of Holy Week. While the assigned Gospel reading is found only in Matthew, both Mark and Luke record key aspects of […]

Last Sunday after Pentecost (C)

November 14th, 2016|Lectionary Series, Year C|0 Comments

Christ the King | Proper 29 | Year C

Our Gospel reading this week, Luke 23:33-43, begins in Section 163 on Christ’s Journey to Golgotha and concludes in Section 164 which focuses on Jesus’ first three hours on the Cross. As you’ll see in the white space within the Harmony of the Gospels there’s must more to “the rest of this story” here and many more within the souls of the redeemed who are together worshiping Christ the King!

Collect: Almighty and everlasting […]

A Banquet for All

November 11th, 2016|5c|0 Comments

Hospitality is one of the basic principles of creating real and lasting community. It was a cultural expectation and considered a virtue in the Holy Land, but even in this era heartfelt hospitality means much more than most any other gift or prayer that could be offered. It could be said that its even integral to being human by satisfying our physiological needs for love, belonging, respect, self-actualization and safety. As we study in today’s passage there is much that […]

Sunday closest to November 16 (C)

November 7th, 2016|Lectionary Series, Year C|0 Comments

Year C | Proper 28
As the Season After Pentecost and Year C come to a close we are reading this Sunday from Luke 21:5-19 which takes place on Holy Tuesday and is found in Sections 139a and 139b in phase 5d the Harmony of the Gospels. This is what scholars call the “Olivet Discourse”, in which Jesus aims to prepare his disciples for some of the most troubling questions which can torment the most courageous among us. Pragmatists and partial-preterists alike will appreciate today’s lesson which should help […]

Of Foxes and Lions

November 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today’s reading marks the close of a particular day in the life of Jesus, but more assuredly the end of Herod’s leniency and tolerance towards Jesus’ growing ministry and fame. While Herod determines to be rid of Jesus once and for all, Jesus sets his sights on the purpose for which he came – to seek and save the lost, knowing even that it will cost him his very life. Sometimes self-sacrifice is the only path […]

The Narrow Door

October 28th, 2016|5c|0 Comments

Week 100 | Section 112-113a

Podcast: Coming Soon

Section 112 | From Jerusalem to Perea
John 10:40-42
40 He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place where John was baptizing at first, and he stayed there. 41 Many came to him. They said, “John indeed did no sign, but everything that John said about this man is true.” 42 Many believed in him there.
Section 113a | Question about Salvation and Entering the Kingdom
Luke 13:22-30
22 He went on his […]

They Shall Never Perish

October 21st, 2016|5c|0 Comments

Perhaps no other passage in the Bible offers more hope and assurance to the souls of humanity than this one. Woven into today’s reading is the story of betrayal and faithfulness, captivity and freedom, suffering and hope, despair and mercy, darkness and light. The beloved John captures our imaginations while recounting the events of Jesus’ last Hanukkah celebration and offers to us a lesson we must never forget.

Podcast: Scheduled for 10/21/16

Section 111 | Another Attempt to Stone or […]

Freed from Infirmity

October 13th, 2016|5c|0 Comments

Week 98, Section 110 in the Harmony of the Gospels

As Jesus healed some on the Sabbath, some Pharisees accused Him of breaking the Sabbath. In today’s study we’ll explore further Jesus the Healer and His Miracles, and also the rabbinical tradition called the Halakah (preserved in the Mishnah) that lay behind the Sabbath-breaking charges leveled against Jesus and His disciples.

Podcast: scheduled for October 14, 2016

Section 110 | Opposition from a Synagogue Ruler for Healing a Woman on the Sabbath
Luke […]

Jesus the Healer and his Miracles

October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There are 20 specific stories of Jesus healing people and in several of these instances we also read that Jesus went on and healed “all those who came” “many others” and “everyone”.  

This table is designed to help you jump to each passage in the Harmony of the Gospels so that you can study each healing and miracle in harmony, context, and chronological order.

Healing

Section

Phase

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Healing the official’s son at Capernaum

38

2

John 4:46-54

Healing a possessed man

42

3

Mark […]