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News Worth Sharing
Mark 7:31-37
Our witness and experience of salvation in Christ is good news that is truly deserving of zealous proclamation.
Published March 18th, 2018
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Despite instructions not to share the news of Jesus healing a man with disabilities, the people were zealous about sharing what they had witnessed. How much more should we share the good news of Christ knowing that he has saved us from our sins?
Mark 7:31-37
a Then he returned from the region of Tyre
Jesus returns from the region of Tyre
and went through Sidon to b the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the c Decapolis.
by going through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee
And they brought to him d a man who was deaf
while Jesus was in Decapolis (region of 10 cities), the people bring to Jesus a man who was deaf
and d had a speech impediment,
and a speech impediment
and they begged him to e lay his hand on him.
and the people showed faith in Jesus by asking him to lay his hand on the handicapped man,
And f taking him aside from the crowd privately,
Jesus takes the man from the crowd privately,
he put his fingers into his ears,
and puts his fingers into the man's ears,
and f after spitting touched his tongue.
and touches the man's tongue after spitting on his fingers.
And g looking up to heaven,
Jesus looks to heaven,
h he sighed and said to him,
sighs and said to the man,
that is, “Be opened.”
in other words, "Be opened."
d And his ears were opened,
Then handicapped man could hear
his tongue was released,
his speech impediment was healed
and he spoke plainly.
and spoke plainly
And i Jesus 1 charged them to tell no one.
Jesus told them to tell no one
But j the more he charged them,
but the more he told them no to, the more they share
the more zealously they proclaimed it.
And they were k astonished beyond measure,
saying, “He has done all things well.
He even makes the deaf hear
and the mute speak.”
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