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Extraordinary Good News

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, […]

Too Important to Keep to Ourselves

After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. Mark 16:19-20 Mark’s gospel began with an incomplete […]

Keep Your Enthusiasm in Check

Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: “See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, […]

The Never-Ending Good News

Have you ever noticed that Mark’s gospel begins with an incomplete sentence? My suspicion is that Mark gave this verse as a title only when he had completed the last sentence of the last chapter. Mark wrote about 30 years after the ascension of Jesus. The gospel, in its entirety, looks back on the three […]