Monthly Archives: September 2015

worship and theology disconnect

Mark 7:6-13 6 He said to them, “Isaiah rightly prophesied about you hypocrites, when he wrote, ‘This people honours me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; 7 in vain do they worship me, while teaching human … Continue reading

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not like us

Mark 7:1-5 1 Now after the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2 they saw that some of his disciples were eating with ordinary hands, that is, without ceremonially washing them. 3 … Continue reading

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rescue on demand

Mark 6:53-56 53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 54 When they got out of the boat, people just then recognized him, 55 and rushed around that whole region and began … Continue reading

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seeing the ghost of Jesus

Mark 6:45-52 45 Just then he compelled his disciples to get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 After saying farewell to them, he went up on the … Continue reading

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an experiment in trust

Mark 6:35-44 35 When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; 36 send them away so that they may go into the country and villages … Continue reading

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he chose to continue

Mark 6:29-34 29 When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his corpse, and laid it in a tomb. 30 Then the apostles gathered around Jesus again, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 … Continue reading

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what Herod was thinking

Mark 6:21-28 21 But a day of opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and high ranking officers and for the leaders of Galilee. 22 When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she … Continue reading

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inner conflict

Mark 6:14-20 14 King Herod heard about this, because Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised up from the dead ones; and for this reason these energies[1] are at work in him.” 15 … Continue reading

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travelling light

Mark 6:7-13 7 He summoned the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them the right to deal with unclean spirits. 8 He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no … Continue reading

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faithless fatherland

Mark 6:1-6 He left from there and came to his fatherland,[1] and his disciples followed him. 2 On the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “From where did this … Continue reading

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