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 9:42-50. 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 warning his team
They must not despise others
Or he will turn against them
Which is worse than drowning!
They are strong workmen
Their strength can make them proud
They should make themselves weak
They can move easily
Their speed can make them proud
They should make themselves slow
They can see clearly
Their sight can make them proud
They should limit their eyesight
Pride is a dangerous sin
It leads down a road to Hell
God hates it
They must please God
Live to serve him
Live to serve others
This will be tested by God
Jesus acts against the proud
Jesus cares for the vulnerable
We must do the same
Giving up whatever stops 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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