Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jesus and the Demonic

“And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One … Continue reading

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Authority in Word; Authority in Deed

“And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.” (Mark 1:22, ESV) “And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A … Continue reading

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Becoming Fishers of Men (and Women)

“And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”” (Mark 1:17 ESV) Mark paints an extraordinary scene when he describes the calling of Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John.  The four soon-to-be disciples … Continue reading

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The Summons of Christ

Mark summarizes for his readers–as he ends the prologue to his gospel–Christ’s message to those who came out to listen to him.  Through the course of his public ministry, venues will change, situations and people will change, but he will … Continue reading

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What is the Kingdom of God?

“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”” (Mark 1:14–15, ESV) Jesus says that … Continue reading

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What is the Gospel?

“Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”” (Mark 1:14–15, ESV) If we are … Continue reading

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