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Gospel of Mark   1 comment

Mark

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/leprosy-healed/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-kingdom-of-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/let-us-alone/

Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/the-sick-of-the-palsy/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-christ-of-sovereign-authority/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/bringing-the-paralytic-to-jesus/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/the-forgiveness-of-sin/

Mark 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/mother-mary/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-divinity-of-christ/

Chapter 9:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/if-thou-canst-help-us/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/hell/

Chapter 10:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/loyalty-to-christ-2/

Chapter 11:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/have-faith-in-god/

Chapter 12:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/give-me-thine-heart/

Chapter 15:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/jesus-revealed-in-us/

Chapter 16:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/the-great-commission/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/building-the-kingdom/

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Posted November 15, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Guide Posts K-Z, Mark

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Leprosy Healed   1 comment

ChristCleansing

Above:  Christ Cleansing a Leper (1864), by Jean-Marie Melchior Doze

(Image in the Public Domain)

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

1.  Leprosy, in the Bible, according to reliable sources (including a dermatologist in my congregation), was not Hansen’s Disease.  In the biblical context, however, it did carry social stigma and lead to isolation, regardless of the technical term we might apply to any biblical leper’s condition in 2013.  The psychological effects of such enforced isolation must have been devastating.

2.  There is a cure for Hansen’s Disease in 2013.  There was not one, however, when my great-grandfather wrote this sermon outline over a century ago.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 29, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF THE BEHEADING OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

THE FEAST OF JOHN BUNYAN, PROTESTANT SPIRITUAL WRITER

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Mark 1, 40-42

1.  There are some 500,000 lepers in India.  There have been lepers since Moses’ day and before.  Man has no remedy for it.  The Rabbis treated the worse than brutes.  No one was to salute a leper.  But Christ was kind to them.  This one begged for help.  Jesus honored his faith, touched and healed him.

2.  It was even considered a type of sin.

(1)  It had a small beginning.  A little spot turned white, scaled off, and was raw flesh.  So sin begins with a mere trifle.  Satan dares not tempt one to a great sin at first.

(2)  Leprosy spread surely, often rapidly, especially in maturer years, till death gave relief.  Sin contaminates the whole moral nature and preys upon the vitals of character.

(3)  This dread disease was transmitted to one’s children.  Even so, the sinful nature is imparted to the children.  Most inebriates are children of alcoholic parents.

(4)  Man could not cure it, only God could.–2 Kings 5, 7.

To forgive and deliver from sin is God’s work; no one else can.

But Jesus can save to the uttermost.  His blood can make the foulest clean, can and does cleanse from all sin.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

The Kingdom of God   1 comment

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

My great-grandfather fell into a ubiquitous error:  thinking, writing, and speaking of “the Jews” as if they were a monolithic population and as if first century CE Palestinian Judaism was likewise fairly uniform.  Biblical scholarship (especially since the 1950s) is clear:  there was much variety in first century CE Palestinian Judaism.  Some sects, for example, expected no Messiah.  Others looked for a spiritual one, and still others for a political one.  Yet, when I study or review many Christian theological works from the 1800s and early 1900s, I do not see this point made at all.

I do strive for factual accuracy as I seek to understand such misunderstandings in their historical contexts.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 10, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Mark 1, 15

1.  The Jews expected God to visit His people and establish an everlasting kingdom, a theocratic government.  Hence they once tried to crown [Jesus].

2.  Christ adopted the phrase, but not their view of it.  It is a kingdom, for

(a)  He is King.

(b)  His will is law.

[At this point my great-grandfather wrote later and with a different type of ink:  “‘Kingdom of God–true religion’–Wesley.”]

3.  But it is a spiritual kingdom “within you, not of this world.”  It is over the individual life.  Not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

4.  It is a universal kingdom–all men are to be made subjects of it if they will.  No nation left out.

5.  It is a permanent kingdom–never to be superceded by another and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

II.

The conditions of entering it are two:

(1)  Repentance for all sin.  “Poor in spirit, deny himself,” etc.

(2)  Faith.  The two in the order named.

Only those who have repented and believed are citizens of this blessed kingdom, but by these all may enter in and be blessed.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted August 10, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 G-L, Mark

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Let Us Alone   1 comment

Mark 1, 24

1.  The devil tacitly acknowledges he is subject to Christ.  Jesus dominates devils.

2.  But he enters a plea, “Let us alone.”  [He] wishes to go on his way undisturbed.  [He] says it is nobody else’s business.

3.  This is an impudent plea.  Men belong to Christ.  He created, preserves, and purchased them with his blood.  He asks for his own.  But [Satan’s] impudence tells Christ to let him alone, to let hem still control the life.

4.  It is a cruel plea.  Let him do his worst and make no effort to save the sinner?  Let him alone and the sinner’s damnation is sure.  Let him ruin our boy, your friend?  This is what he wants.

5.  Christ rejected his plea and cast him out.  “Be muzzled and come out of him” & he came.

The devil will yet be conquered by our Lord & cast into the pit.

6.   The Church has no concessions to make to sin, but must make ceaseless war on it.  We can’t afford to let the devil’s dirty work alone.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted July 11, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 G-L, Mark

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