Spiritual Vision (Mark 8:22-26)

The last several accounts with Jesus have been about the disciple’s spiritual vision. Are they seeing Jesus–his person, work, mission, and the promises of God about him–clearly? And are they ready to see him by faith? And it all culminates with our story this week, about the healing of the blind man at Bethsaida. Questions […]

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Do You Not Yet Understand? (Mark 8:1-21)

Mark 8:1-21 opens with an almost identical scenario from what we’ve saw in chapter six, the feeding of God’s people. But what is even more strange is the disciple’s amnesia. As the people starve, the disciples forget completely what Jesus had done for the people before. Or is it really forgetting? In the three accounts […]

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An Open Faith (Mark 7:24-37)

What does Jesus require? What does he want to see from his disciples, and from the men and women who long for healing? This question is at the heart of the life of Christ and his gospel. And it is at the heart of the Christian life. We must have faith. Do you?

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