8:1 Is “all” hyperbole? What people gathered? How many Americans will think of Richard Nixon when they hear this? Geographically, where is the Eater Gate? What does it mean that Ezra was a scribe? What is the book of the law of Moses?
19:1 Are these spiritual heavens or astronomical heavens? What is the difference? What is a firmament?
SecondReading - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
12:12 How can we hear old, tired metaphors in new ways?
4:14 Was Jesus earlier not filled with the power of the Spirit? Note that “a report” is singular, not plural. I wonder what the report was.