Mark 10: 46-52…..Who has this power?

And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy onContinue reading “Mark 10: 46-52…..Who has this power?”

Mark 10: 41-45…..Authority v Service.

And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so amongContinue reading “Mark 10: 41-45…..Authority v Service.”

Mark 10: 32-35….He spoke very clearly!

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son ofContinue reading “Mark 10: 32-35….He spoke very clearly!”

Mark 10: 28-31……Is this double talk?

Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold nowContinue reading “Mark 10: 28-31……Is this double talk?”

Mark 10: 23-27……What does this mean for me?

And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for aContinue reading “Mark 10: 23-27……What does this mean for me?”

Mark 10: 17-22…..Mere goodness not enough!

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: Do not murder,Continue reading “Mark 10: 17-22…..Mere goodness not enough!”

Mark 10: 10-16…..Family matters continued.

And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.” And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciplesContinue reading “Mark 10: 10-16…..Family matters continued.”

Mark 9: 42-50….Was Jesus really so gentle?

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippledContinue reading “Mark 9: 42-50….Was Jesus really so gentle?”

Mark 9: 38-41…..A sideline thought on judgement.

John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. ForContinue reading “Mark 9: 38-41…..A sideline thought on judgement.”