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Gospel of Mark   1 comment


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


Chapter 1:

Chapter 2:

Mark 3:

Chapter 9:

Chapter 10:

Chapter 11:

Chapter 12:

Chapter 15:

Chapter 16:


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

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The Sick of the Palsy   1 comment


Above:  Christ Heals a Man Paralyzed by the Gout, by Bernhard Rode

(Image in the Public Domain)


Mark 2, 1-12

1.  God has ordained means of saving sinners–through human instrumentality.  Thus “four” represent the church’s work.

2.  The “four”:

(A)  Had a personal knowledge of Christ–were sure he could heal.

(B)  Had sympathy for their palsied brother/

(C)  Had a cooperative spirit–“borne of four.”  Their one desire was to see their brother healed.

(D)  Knew no insurmountable difficulties; “tore up the roof.”

(E)  Had faith in Christ, shown in works.  “Their salvation is linked with faith, which earns nothing but elicits all like the touch which evokes electricity, but which no one supposes to have made it!

3.  Jesus saw and rewarded the faith of all the group–healed his body and forgave his sins.  Just like Christ to do it.  All hell can’t keep Him out when a soul is at His feet, trusting Him.  “Pardon does not lie concealed and doubtful in the councils of an unknown world.  It is pronounced on earth.”

4.  “They glorified God”–an honor to these four, a delight to the Christ, a needed blessing to the paralytic, and a great joy to sympathetic ones who beheld it.

This same Jesus will heal today all who approach Him in faith.


Posted August 30, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 S-Z, Mark

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The Christ of Sovereign Authority   8 comments

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator


Matt. 28, 18

Jesus took our nature (sin excepted) with its weaknesses upon himself to reach and and save us.  He won his place by the suffering he endured.  Now the Father hath exalted him to the first place in all the universe!  All authority is his.

1.  Has authority over the Angels.  They cast their crowns at his feed and gladly do his bidding.  (1 Peter 3, 22)

2.  Hath authority over the church to direct all of its affairs forever.  “Is head over all things to the church which is his body”–see Rev. 1, 12-18; Eph. 5, 25-27; Acts 13, 2-5, Dan. 7, 13-14.

3.  Power or authority to forgive sin.  Such is His sovereign right (Mk 2, 10-12).  Without this He is a colossal failure.  If he is Divine of course He can.  Many are witnesses that He does.  He dominates devils, cast them out.

4.  Authority to execute judgment also (Jno. 5, 22).  Will decide the destiny of every soul at last.  His pierced hand shall open the gate of peal to admit his children; and shall close if against the finally impenitent (Matt. 25, 34, 41, 46).

5.  Have you yielded to Him or do you dare hold out against Him, whose blessing is offered now?


Bringing the Paralytic to Jesus   1 comment


Above:  Christ Heals a Man Paralyzed by the Gout (1780), by Bernhard Rode (1725-1797)


Mark 2, 1-12

1.  Jesus’ presence attracted a throng.  He is our best drawing card.

2.  The means of getting the paralytic to Jesus–four men brought him.

(1)  Had a mind to their afflicted friend.  “Here is the great Healer.”

(2)  Cooperated one with with the other, did what one alone could not have done.

(3)  Knew no unsurmountable difficulties–“uncovered the roof” and let him down at Jesus’ feet.

(4)  The four and the paralytic had faith in Jesus.  They showed it by their works; he looked up to Jesus out of an anxious heart.

3.  Results.

Jesus forgave his sin–an inward work–and healed his body–an outward work as proof of it.

Just like Him to forgive.  All Hell can’t keep Him out of the heart of one at His feet.  Would we could get all our unsaved ones at His feet today.  Is it not worth our best effort?

Then men will again be amazed and glorify God.


Posted May 29, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 A-F, Mark

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The Forgiveness of Sin   1 comment

Mark 2, 10

1.  What is sin?  Missing the mark, debt, lawlessness, disobedience, trespass, fault, defeat, impiousness, disharmony.

2.  The need of forgiveness.

(1)  All have sinned.

(2)  Constant sense of guilt.

No peace without it, nor heaven.  The only escape from one’s sins.

3.  What is forgiveness?  Forgive, remit, take away, cover up, blot out, destroy, wash away, cleanse, remember no more.

(1)  Removes not all the consequences of it.

(2)  Removes the penalty.

(3)  Restoration to the family & favor of God.

(4)  A new heart, aversion to sin.

(5)  God again trusts us.

What a blessed experience this!

4.  Conditions of forgiveness.

(1)  Repentance, the forsaking of sin.

(2)  Confession of sin, covering up nothing.

(3)  Forgive others–Lord’s Prayer.

All, all must be forsaken for Him.

5.  Forgiveness comes through Jesus.

(1)  He inspires us with faith in God’s love, his coming proves it.

(2)  His atonement makes it safe morally.  God does not ignore sin by so doing, is righteous in it.

Are your sins forgiven?


Posted April 30, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 A-F, Mark

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