He Changed The World – for an introduction to this series of talks, please click the title.

Mark 9:42-50
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    Easier English
    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.

    Bible Gateway

    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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    You’d better take care (HCTW 36)
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