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Saturated in the Scriptures

And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘MY house shall be called A house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a robbers’ den.” (Mark 11.17) I love the picture … Continue reading

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“Bartimaeus…was Sitting by the Roadside”

“And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.” (Mark 10:46 ESV) It is helpful to pay attention … Continue reading

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“The Lord has Need of It”

““If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say, ‘The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he will send it back here.”” (Mark 11:3 NAS95) I’m into Mark 11 on my slow trudge rapid race through the … Continue reading

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“He’s Calling for You”

“Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man and said to him, “Have courage! Get up; he’s calling for you.”” (Mark 10:49 CSB17) The crowd calls the soon to be ex-blind Bartimaeus to Jesus. I’m struck by the … Continue reading

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“Have Mercy on Me”

“And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”” (Mark 10:47 ESV) Mark recounts how Jesus has an encounter with a blind man, Bartimaeus, son … Continue reading

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Two Clueless Guys

“Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came over and spoke to him. “Teacher,” they said, “we want you to do us a favor.” “What is your request?” he asked. They replied, “When you sit on your glorious throne, … Continue reading

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Many Who Are First Will Be Last

Jesus has a rather enigmatic comment at the end of his discussion with his disciples on who exactly can have eternal life: “But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”” (Mark 10:31 ESV)  First at what?  … Continue reading

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