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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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Let Justice [as we see it] Roll Down

“The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, … Continue reading

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The Case of the Forgotten Bread

“When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They said to him, “Twelve.” “And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces … Continue reading

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The Unusual [but Patiently Persistent] Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith

“But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”” (Mark 7:28, ESV) The encounter between Jesus and this unnamed Syrophoenician woman is one of my favorites in all of the Gospels.  It’s … Continue reading

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The Messengers Die; the Message Continues On

“So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.” (Mark 6:12–13 ESV) “The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that … Continue reading

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Risking Oneself for Jesus

“And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in … 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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