Tag Archives: power

How Jesus Dealt With Fame

Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him. For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him. Whenever the evil spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are […]

Kingdom Power and Authority

Immediately the girl stood up and walked around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat. Mark 5:42-43 Immediately is a word used over forty times in Mark. Sometimes it is used […]

A Powerless Church


“What are you arguing with them about?” He asked. A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I […]

Amazed at Jesus

The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to the evil spirits and they obey him.” News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee. Mark 1:27–28 A few years ago, over 2,000 ministers and laity gathered in […]

A Sufferer’s Last Hope

I love the title William Barclay gave to the passage in the Bible about the bleeding woman. He called it, “A Sufferer’s Last Hope.” Certainly, Jesus was the last hope for this woman as well as for Jairus’ daughter. Notice the subtle humor in the account of the woman pressing through the crowd to touch […]