Tag Archives: Mark 8

losing our souls for Jesus

Mark 8:34-38 34 He summoned the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to follow after me, let them reject themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For the one who wants to … Continue reading

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reorientation

Mark 8:31-33 31 Then he began to teach them that it was necessary for the Son of Man to undergo extreme suffering, and be declared counterfeit[1] by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after … Continue reading

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when truth gets in the way

Mark 8:27-30 27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, … Continue reading

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times of partial success

Mark 8:22-26 22 They came into Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to him and pleaded with him to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he … Continue reading

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seeing, hearing and remembering

Mark 8:14-21 14 They had forgotten to take bread; so they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 And he gave orders to them, saying, “Watch out– beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast … Continue reading

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catch-22 generation

Mark 8:10-13 10 And just then he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha. 11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking him to get a sign[1] from the sky, … Continue reading

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again again

Mark 8:1-9 1 In those days when there was again a large crowd without anything to eat, he summoned his disciples and said to them, 2 “I feel sympathy for this crowd, because they have stayed with me now for … Continue reading

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disciples: no guts, no glory

Mark 8:27-9:50.  The disciples learn something about Jesus in the events described in this section.  They learn that Jesus is the Christ, and that he is going to come in  glory, so people should listen to him above all others.  … Continue reading

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disciples: holiness and defilement

Mark 7:1-8:26.  Disciples of Christ must seek for true holiness, and not settle for the mere appearance of holiness.  Those who were considered super-spiritual in 1st century Judaism were those whose religion was based on ritual, taboos, or ancestral lineage.  … Continue reading

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