In this ongoing studies of the Gospels, we examine the criticisms that Jesus’ disciples weren’t fasting as others thought they should, what the parables of the old and new garments and old and new wineskins tell us about what it means to be a disciple, and cover in-depth the healing of the man at the Bethesda Pool in Jerusalem and various questions related to that account. As a bonus, we look at the miracles of Jesus Christ recorded only by John and consider why he included them in his Gospel when Matthew, Mark, and Luke didn’t.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.