He Changed The World – for an introduction to this series of talks, please click the title.
Using the player above you can listen to/download the talk, which also includes the Bible being read out. Once you’ve listened, take a look at our follow-up options below. There is also a video version available here on YouTube: HCTWV-30
Here’s a summary version of Mark 8:22-30. 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.
A man can’t see.
Jesus takes him aside.
He heals him.
But his sight is blurred.
People look like trees.
Jesus heals him.
Now he sees clearly.
This is like the crowds.
They can’t see who Jesus is..
This is like the disciples.
The only half-see who Jesus is.
They know he’s a king.
A king sent by God.
But what does that mean?
Soon he will tell them.
But they’ll find it hard to accept.
We need the truth about Jesus.
But find it hard to see.
We need to take time.
And ask for God to help 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.
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