Monthly Archives: December 2012

Perfect peace

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:22-43 (day one) “A large crowd followed and pressed around him.  A woman. . .came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak. . .at once Jesus realized that power had gone out of him.”  … Continue reading

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No help!

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day seven) “For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart.”  (vs 4)  It is a sad story.  Sadder because it is still being repeated.  People try to help others … Continue reading

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Pig place

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day six)  “(They) told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man–and about the pigs as well. Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.”  (vs 16-17)  Almost comic!  The people of … Continue reading

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Tell Your Story

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day five) In the New Testament, the most effective evangelists were individuals who were faithful to tell “their story”. John 4 (The woman at the well) and John 9 (the man born blind) are 2 examples … Continue reading

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The Demoniac Witness

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day four) Jesus had taken His disciples to an area known as the Decapolis.  It was a region of ten cities on the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee.  The Decapolis was a gentile region…a … Continue reading

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Patch

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day three) “No one could bind him anymore.” Leaks always get bigger, tears always get wider, and corrosion always goes deeper. When our machinery or equipment fails, the breakdown is simply the outcome of neglecting to … Continue reading

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Terrorist Bombs, Car Engines and Christmas

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day two) “No one was strong enough to subdue him” (Mark 5:4). What’s the difference between a terrorist bomb and a car engine? One unleashes explosive power with destructive effect, while the other harnesses explosive power … Continue reading

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He sees me

RE Verse reading–Mark 5:1-20 (day one) “Then Jesus asked him, ‘What is your name?’ ”  (vs 8)  It is a miracle story.  It is also a picture of salvation.  For people who are demon-possessed, and for those who are trapped/broken in other ways.  It … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit

RE Verse reading–Mark 2: 13-17 (day seven) “He said to him, ‘Follow me!’  And he got up and followed Him.  And. . .many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, … Continue reading

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Individuals in the crowd

RE Verse reading–Mark 2:13-17 (day six) “And He went out again by the seashore; and all the people were coming to Him, and He was teaching them.  As He passed by, He saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus sitting in the … Continue reading

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