Tag Archives: Mark

Eschatology for beginners (part 1)

‘Eschatology’ is just a fancy word for ‘the last things’ – i.e. the events leading up to the return of Christ and the Day of Judgement. Many people find it a confusing subject. Scripture is often ambiguous regarding the details, and … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and prayer

Mark 11:25 “When you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” Why is forgiveness an essential precondition for effective prayer? We cannot approach a holy God … Continue reading

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Hardness of heart

Mark 10:1-12 Divorce has always been a touchy subject. John the Baptist was imprisoned and executed because he criticised Herod Antipas for divorcing his first wife and marrying the wife of his brother. Our current cultural climate encourages easy divorce … Continue reading

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Be still!

Psalm 46:10 The people of God are constantly threatened by powerful forces: the world and the devil. These could easily engulf us – except that our God is greater! “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be … Continue reading

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The nature of Hell

Close to where I grew up is a small but very old church containing a remarkable wall mural depicting the “ladder of souls”. As men and women climb up the ladder towards heaven, they run the gauntlet of demons who … Continue reading

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Spiritual surgery

Mark 9:43-48 “If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go to hell, where the fire never goes out.” (verse 43) This is one … Continue reading

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A Biblical Journey through Jordan (11)

Gadara (Mark 5:1-20) Somewhere near Gadara, Jesus and His disciples met a man possessed by a whole legion of demons. Jesus drove the demons out, allowing them (perhaps because there were so many) to vent their destructiveness on a nearby … Continue reading

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