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The Greatest Disciple

And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the … Continue reading

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Mark – Overview

  This excellent overview of Mark is put out by The Bible Project.  Sure I should have posted it at the beginning of my study of the book, but hey, I had never even heard of the Bible project before … Continue reading

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Being Skeptical of Your Skepticism

“And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”” (Mark 9:23–24, ESV) The desperate father’s reaction to Jesus … Continue reading

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The Antidote for a “Faithless Generation”

“And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and … Continue reading

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The Influence of the Demonic

“And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this … Continue reading

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My Son

And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. (Mark 9.17, ESV) When we come to this incident between Jesus and the father of a demonized … Continue reading

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Glory, but Suffering

“And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth … Continue reading

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