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 7:20-23. Some 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.
Why do we do bad things?
Where is the problem?
“Inside you,” says Jesus.
“They come from your mind.”
“Your thoughts and choices.”
He gives examples.
How we use sex.
How we treat property.
How we hate others.
How we resent others.
How we show off.
How we tell lies.
How we despise others.
How we go wrong.
We have been damaged by evil.
God does not like our behaviour.
We have to understand that.
We have to be sorry.
Then Jesus can forgive us.
Other language versions
The link below takes you through to a Bible website where you can read today’s passage in a language of your choice.
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.
The Bible used in these talks is THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.