Jesus gave His disciples power over devils in Mark 6:7-13. But now they are ineffective (vs. 17-18, 28). What happened? Past successes do not guarantee present successes.
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The transfiguration is the fulfillment of that promised “preview.” The transfiguration is a miniature picture of the coming kingdom. The transfiguration took place on “an high mountain apart” (probably Mount Hermon, close to Caesarea Philippi).
Matthew 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30 In Matthew 14 we learn about Peter’s “little faith” (14:31). In Matthew 15 we find a Gentile woman with “great faith” (15:28). Only two people in the Bible are said to have “great faith” —A Gentile centurion with a dying servant (8:10). And this Gentile mother with a daughter vexed by […]
Mark 6:45-53 cf. Matthew 14:22-33 (text v. 31) Immediately after the miracle of feeding 5,000, Jesus constrains the disciples to get into their boat and go back to “the other side” of the sea o Galilee. This is their fourth trip across the Sea of Galilee within a few days (Mk. 4:35; 5:21; 6:32; 6:45). […]
Mark 6:30–44 [cf. Mt. 14:13–21; Luke 9:10–17; John 6:1–13] Only two miracles of Christ are recorded in all four gospel accounts: His resurrection and the feeding of the 5,000, thus showing it’s significance. ! It’s been a busy and tiresome day in the life of Christ. •In the first part of Mark 6 Jesus sent […]
Job 8 In Job 8 Bildad takes his turn to bash Job further into the ground. [Being a “Shuhite” he was shorter than another small man in the Bible—Knee-High, my-ah.] Bildad’s counsel is not any better than Eliphaz, maybe worse. Bildad sticks the knife of criticism into Job and then twists it a little. Job […]