Tag Archives: Mark 2

the old ways and the new Lord

Mark 2:23-28 23 Then he happened to be passing by the grain fields on one of the Sabbaths, and his disciples began to make their way along while plucking the heads of grain. 24 So the Pharisees were saying to … Continue reading

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the old ways and the new wine

Mark 2:18-22 18 And the disciples of John and the Pharisees are fasting; and they are coming and saying to him, “Why are the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fasting, but your disciples are not fasting?” … Continue reading

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choosing patients

Mark 2:13-17 13 And He went out again beside the sea; and all the crowd was coming for themselves to him, and he was teaching them. 14 While passing by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting in the … Continue reading

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beyond healing

Mark 2:9-12 9 “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are being forgiven’; or to say, ‘Get up, and pick up your stretcher and walk ‘? 10 “But in order that you[1] may know that the Son … Continue reading

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the scandal of forgiveness

Mark 2:5-8 5 So Jesus, after seeing their faith,[1] says to the paralytic “Child, your sins are being forgiven.” 6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and questioning[2] in their hearts, 7 “Why is he speaking like this? … Continue reading

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faith and inner dialog

Mark 2:5-8 5 So Jesus, after seeing their faith,[1] says to the paralytic “Child, your sins are being forgiven.” 6 But some of the scribes were sitting there and questioning[2] in their hearts, 7 “Why is he speaking like this? … Continue reading

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when friends let you down

Mark 2:1-4 1 And days after coming again into Capernaum, it was heard that he was at home. 2 So many were gathered, resulting in no more room, not even at the door, and he was speaking the word to … Continue reading

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disciples: sick and social outcasts

Mark 2-3.  Jesus also chose Levi, son of Alphaeus – AKA Matthew.  The religious “in crowd” immediately criticized the choice.  They were constantly judging Jesus for the kind of people he chose to work with, and minister to.  Even John’s … Continue reading

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