Monthly Archives: November 2016

“Lassie, Wauken”

“Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”” (Mark 5:41, ESV) Is there a more memorable, beautiful scene in all of the gospels than this scene in which … Continue reading

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“Do Not Fear, Only Believe”

“While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, … Continue reading

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The Power of Touch

“She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” And immediately the flow of blood dried … Continue reading

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An Important Man and an Anonymous Woman

“And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, … Continue reading

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Mark’s Amazing Use of Participles [Attention: Grammar Geek Alert]

Sometimes we think of the gospels writers as sort of barely literate yokels who didn’t really know what they were doing when they were writing their stories of Jesus.  Mark has a truly remarkable passage in which he dispels that … Continue reading

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“Tell them your Story” – Two Things

“As Jesus was getting into the boat, the demon-delivered man begged to go along, but he wouldn’t let him. Jesus said, “Go home to your own people. Tell them your story—what the Master did, how he had mercy on you.”” … Continue reading

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Gerasa and Shechem: Two Encounters, Two Outcomes

“The eyewitnesses described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and told about the pigs. Then they began to beg Him to leave their region.” (Mark 5:16–17, HCSB) There is a fascinating contrast between the way that Jesus … Continue reading

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