Tag Archives: Mark

How to Have a Fertile Heart

Jesus was proclaiming the kingdom of God was at hand—himself—and his people were not receiving him in that role, but as a healer or political threat. Seeing this, he chose to speak in parables, for those who were receptive would … Continue reading

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New Wine Old Wineskins

“No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.” Mark 2:22 A few years back I … Continue reading

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Role Player

Mark starts his book with no action sequence or breathtaking flyover of the Jordan River, but with a few words of narration over a tight scene of leathery-skinned hands pushing a man’s head under the rushing water. “The beginning of … Continue reading

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The Dread Report

3 Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub on which it had been, to the threshold of the temple. And He called to the man clothed in linen at whose loins was the writing … Continue reading

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