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[Jesus] rebuked Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things. (Mark 8:33). When Peter refuses to acknowledge that Jesus must suffer and die, Jesus calls Peter demonic, and they […]

[To the Syrophoenician woman, Jesus said], “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs” (Mark 7:28). This woman has just asked that her daughter be healed, […]

[To the disciples worried about the hungry crowd of 5,000, Jesus said], “You give them something to eat” (Mark 6:37). The disciples see a problem and suggest a practical solution: the people are hungry; they should be sent home so […]

[As he was about to send his disciples out on a mission, Jesus said], “If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, shake the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them” […]

[Jesus said to those mourning the death of a child], “Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him (Mark 5:39-40). Sometimes followers of the resurrected Jesus see life […]

And the unclean spirits came out and entered the swine; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and were drowned in the sea (Mark 5:13). On his way to healing a demoniac, […]

Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. [Jesus] said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” (Mark 4:40). After a display of Christ’s power–the stilling of a deathly storm — the disciples are […]

And [Jesus] said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables? (Mark 4:13). Though Jesus goes on to explain the parable of the sower, he continues to speak in parables that puzzle […]

And [Jesus] said, “Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” (Mark 4:9). Jesus is not afraid to warn people, and sometimes rather sternly (see Matt. 7:24-27 as another of many examples). But we’re not comfortable doing that lest we be […]

[Jesus] appointed twelve, whom he named apostles, to be with him…. Simon … James… John …[etc.], and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him (Mark 3:19). Being a disciple means loving those who may betray us. This doesn’t mean we have to […]