He Changed The World – for an introduction to this series of talks, please click the title.
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Here’s a summary version of Mark 2:23-3:6. Many of these summaries are written by a language tutor in easier English. The tutor is a member of our church and runs a weekly ESOL English Language Class which is free to attend. For further information: click here.
It was the Sabbath.
But the elders were angry.
Their rules had been broken,
by Jesus and his disciples.
“They pick corn!” they said.
“He heals!” they moaned.
But Jesus knew better.
Their rules ruined the Sabbath.
He showed them with questions.
“Is the Sabbath for good?”
“Or is it for evil?”
“Should I save today?”
“Or should I kill?”
The elders got more angry.
Jesus was right.
The Sabbath is for good.
It’s for kindness not anger.
Jesus lived that way.
Other language versions
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Further study on Mark’s Gospel
Here are some links to other websites which seek to explain Mark’s gospel.
Commentary on Mark’s Gospel – a guide to Mark written by a pastor from Bristol
Mark’s Gospel Study Site – produced by a British Christian worker in Albania
Mark’s Gospel with notes – a modern English translation of the gospel with lots of notes about the verses.
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