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 7:24-30. 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.
Jesus leaves his homeland.
He keeps away from people.
But a woman finds him.
Her daughter is troubled.
She asks him to help her.
But the woman is not a Jew.
So Jesus says ‘no.’
God has sent him to Jews.
It would be like feeding dogs
with the children’s food.
But the woman has a reply.
‘Even the dogs get the crumbs!’
Jesus is happy.
She has great faith in him.
He helps her daughter.
We all need God’s help.
But he may make us wait.
We should not get angry.
We should keep trusting him.
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.
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