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-35
Here’s a summary version of Mark 9:30-41. 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 is with his team
He speaks privately with them
To tell them he will die
But will rise again
This is God’s way
They do not understand
They want him to live!
They want him to succeed!
They want to share his success!
They hope to be big men!
But Jesus is not like that
He welcomes a small child
God wants people like this
The team has sent people away
They must stop doing that
All must be welcomed
If they are willing to serve God
We must not be proud
We must not ignore others
Jesus lived that way
We must trust and follow 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.
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.