Minor Prophets During all this, his daughter sits ill at home, her life slipping away. Find out about the project here, or feel free to get in contact. His version would better be titled, “Four miracles and a rejection.” The stories in Mark do not demonstrate the power that Jesus and his chosen followers wield in the service of God’s reign. And they were afraid. More will be given: More what? However, Jesus allowed for the possibility of true believers bearing no mature fruit because they allow the distractions of the world to divert them from God"s Word (cf. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. "Their fear may have been a superstitious reaction to the supernatural power that had so evidently been in operation. For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”. Oh what a comfort it is to the believer, that all the powers of darkness are under the control of the Lord Jesus! He now sat at Jesus" feet as a disciple. God didn’t light your lamp so that it would be hidden. Perhaps Luke used this order for these disciples because of Peter and John"s prominence and partnership in the leadership of the early church. According to the superstitions of the day, this was like a shot fired back at Jesus. Jesus spoke to this girl with the power of God, and she was raised from the dead. ), published in photographic facsimile in 1889 under the care of the Abbate Cozza-Luzi. Obedience brings the believer into intimate relationship with Jesus. They would be unlikely to look around to see who benefitted from that destruction or to commend it, even if they did understand. This time of testing was a challenge to the disciples" faith in Jesus" word (cf. Even more than describing the mixed progress of the gospel message, the parable of the sower compels the listener to ask, “What kind of soil am I? Thank you for registering. Apparently Luke moved this teaching from Jesus" earlier controversy with the Pharisees over His authority to provide a conclusion for this section of teaching (cf. Read Luke 8 in full. “How often we are over-anxious about the enterprises of our Lord! He permitted no one to go in except Peter, James, and John: Often these three are considered the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples. i. Jesus did it so that she would know she was healed. “The most natural way to understand ‘brothers’ is that the term refers to sons of Mary and Joseph and thus to brothers of Jesus on his mother’s side.” Efforts to make brothers mean something else are “nothing less than farfetched exegesis in support of a dogma that originated much later than the New Testament.” (Carson), ii. According to the customs of Jewish exorcists of that time, one had to know the name of the demon in order to gain authority over it and deliver the demon-possessed person. They quickly turned from weeping to scornful laughter (they ridiculed Him). This man was under the control of spiritual powers totally opposed to Jesus and God"s will. Jesus is on board.” (Morgan). The difference is never the seed, but on the kind of soil it lands on. a. We are also impressed by the fact that He could sleep. Legion says, “There are a lot of us, we are organized, we are unified, we are ready to fight, and we are mighty.”. When we talk of the river of the water of life, we mean those sacred things which come streaming down to us from the throne of God through the working of the Spirit of God.” (Spurgeon). 3 Joanna the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their own resources. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point His mother and brethren seek him, Luke 8:19-21. What would farmers do in my own Midwestern location if someone destroyed their livestock? The disciples were amazed. The deliverance of a demoniac in Gadara8:26-39 (cf. No less hard was it not to grieve for the loss of an only child, than not to fear the continuance of that grief.