Believe For It!

Mark 5:36- “As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” NKJV The woman with the issue of blood had managed to touch His garment, and she was whole. Jesus, knowing that power had left Him wanted to know who had touched Him.Continue reading “Believe For It!”

Twelve Years a Slave

 Mark 5:25-26- “Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. NKJV In 2013, a major motion picture was released, 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story of SolomonContinue reading “Twelve Years a Slave”

Muzzle It!

 Mark 4:39- “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” NKJV https://anchor.fm/martie-susberry/episodes/Muzzle-It-e17arb1 It is a common belief that the Sea of Galilee was a place of many storms. This phenomenon is something that the disciples should have been prepared for sinceContinue reading “Muzzle It!”

Anything Can Happen!

Mark 2:1-3- And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men.” NKJV I’m excited aboutContinue reading “Anything Can Happen!”

Authority in the Kingdom!

Mark 1:21-22- “ Then they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He entered the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” NKJV Mark has shared a lot with his readers thus far about Jesus in just a few verses. JesusContinue reading “Authority in the Kingdom!”

The Reign of God!

Mark 1:14-15- “Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” NKJV Mark not only uses words like “immediately” and “straightway”, he seems to write in a hurry, getting straight toContinue reading “The Reign of God!”

Avoiding Pollution!

Romans 12:3- “For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [andContinue reading “Avoiding Pollution!”

Who Believes?

Romans 10:16-17- “But they were not all obedient to the good tidings, for Isaiah saith, `Lord, who did give credence to our report?’ So then the faith [is] by a report, and the report through a saying of God” YLT The book of Isaiah is a favorite of mine. In the verse for today, PaulContinue reading “Who Believes?”

Rock of Offense

Romans 9:30-31- “What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith; but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.” NKJV Can I just be honest and say that a lot is going on in this chapter. I don’t mean to overlook verses,Continue reading “Rock of Offense”

Separation Anxiety!

Romans 8:35-36- “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”’ There are some separations in life that are good for us andContinue reading “Separation Anxiety!”