Category Archives: Mark

Making Sense of Today

I’m chewing on the fact that they did not understand. That the disciples didn’t get it. That to the followers of Jesus it made no sense. It just didn’t add up. And, as I mull over it, it shouldn’t have … Continue reading

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This Week Is Important

Oh how we need this week in our post-Christian, postmodern, increasingly post-truth culture. A culture that debates not only the abstracts of truth (which man has done throughout the ages . . . think Pilate (Jn. 18:38)), but also seeks … Continue reading

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Even the Fringe of His Garment

Mark’s language seems to paint a somewhat frenetic, if not chaotic, situation. People running about “the whole region” at Gennesaret, grabbing up the sickbeds of infirm loved ones and friends, and then rushing to where they anticipated Jesus would be. … Continue reading

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Do Not Fear, Only Believe

They were the words he had hoped he would never hear. The words he had done everything he could think of to avoid. He would give up everything, even his good standing among the religious elite, if could only find … Continue reading

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The Compassion of Christ

He knew it would blow His cover. After all, He knew everything. He knew that healing this leper would change the very nature of His ministry–that He would no longer be able to “openly enter a town” but would have … Continue reading

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The Veil Removed

He was not to be denied. Wouldn’t be ignored. Nobody, but nobody, was going to “Shush!” him. The blind beggar, Bartimaeus, saw an opportunity (pun intended). And by faith–a loud, boisterous, crying out faith–he was going to seize it. “Jesus, … Continue reading

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Sandals

Evidently, sandals can tell you a lot about someone. Whether it’s what you do with yours or what you aren’t worthy to do with another’s. In two of my readings this morning sandals are mentioned. Both, I believe, relating to … Continue reading

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