I Can’t Believe Jesus Said That! (2)

One of the things Mark shows us in his gospel is how Jesus challenged people. When He told His disciples, “Let us go over to the other side” of Lake Galilee (4:35), they experienced a “furious squall” while He was asleep in the boat. I don’t think we’re to understand that the One who controlsContinue reading “I Can’t Believe Jesus Said That! (2)”

I Can’t Believe Jesus Said That! (1)

First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs. (Jesus in Mark 7:27). Jesus spoke these words to a Greek woman from Syrian Phoenicia. She had come to see Him because a demon possessed her young daughter. Without context,Continue reading “I Can’t Believe Jesus Said That! (1)”

Outsider Insight

Here’s some verse from the powerful story of Jesus’ encounter with the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7:24-30. Outsider Insight With His disciples somewhere near Tyre, A retreat for renewal perhaps their desire. But it wasn’t to be— His presence became known, A woman came to Jesus, Fell at His feet like a stone. She pleadedContinue reading “Outsider Insight”