Mark

Chapter 8 - The Healing of the Issue

"And much people followed Him, and thronged Him. And a certain woman which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, when she heard of ,Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched His garment for she said, If I may touch but his clothes I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed oh t...

Chapter 6 - The Demoniac

(Mark v. 1—20.) "That which doth make manifest is light." The presence of Jesus in the world made manifest its true condition. The various forms of human wretchedness which met His eye and were ministered to by His hand, were not, in general, unwonted or exceptional forms. Each had its place, and each gave some distinctive feature to the picture of our poor fallen humanity as it lies around us at this very hour. And therein lies for us much of the blessedness of watching...

The Sympathy and Grace of Jesus

(Read carefully Matthew 14:1-21 and Mark 6:30-44) In these two parallel scriptures we are presented with two distinct conditions of heart which both find their answer in the sympathy and grace of Jesus. Let us look closely at them and may the Holy Spirit enable us to gather up and bear away their precious teaching! It was a moment of deep sorrow to John's disciples when their master fell by the sword of Herod, when the one on whom they had been accustomed to lean and from whose lips t...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Gospels of Mark and Luke

Mark In the Gospel of Mark the general theme is Christ the Prophet of God and the Servant of man’s need. In both capacities, He exhibits the tireless energy of One whose work was ever before Him. But no matter how lowly the service or ceaseless the activity, there are the shinings forth of the glories of His person. “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” tells us who He was, whom even the demons recognized. In the prophetic discourse given a...

The Rich Young Ruler

Rich fools, however, do not appear only in parables. They also appear in real life. On one notable occasion Jesus met one. He was a wealthy young man, and his interview with our Lord is both familiar and classic. It was an interview that plainly disclosed the Savior's striking capacity to probe beneath the issues men raise--in order that He might reach the issues they should have raised. The disciples as usual were with Him. And they stood to profit immensely from the exchange, which they ar...

The Amazing Sensitivity of Christ

So often the world thinks of a “holy man” as one who segregates himself from the affairs of men and has a very stoic appearance in the midst of the often emotional climate around him. This is certainly a very unrealistic and false viewpoint . The life of the Lord Jesus, the only One who was truly holy, completely contradicts this notion. He never reacted to people or circumstances because He knew beforehand what they were thinking or what was going to happen. On the other hand, He of...

Liar Deceiver Destroyer

"...we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 2:11     It is important to know the devices of our enemy, the Devil. Otherwise he is likely to take advantage of us.     We should know that he is a liar, and has been from the beginning. In fact, he is the father of lies (John 8:44). He lied to Eve by misrepresenting God, and he has been doing it ever since.     He is a deceiver (Rev. 20:10). He mixes a little truth with error. He imitates ...
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