This week we are looking at Mark 5:21-43 where Jesus gives us words for life and words for death. Our reading will be brought to us by Becca Poulter who will also give us news of her lockdown.
Interwoven with two remarkable healings with similarities
Word for life
How might we have a superstitious faith?
What promises do you build your life on?
How might the promises of Jesus help in life? Can you think of any others?
Mark 10:45, ‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’
Matthew11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Colossians 3:23, ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.’
1 Peter 5:7, ‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.’
Philippians 4:6-7 ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.’
Word for death
Why do you think Jesus gave them strict orders not to let anyone know about Jesus raising the little girl from the dead?
Has Jesus come for you to make life better for you or is there something more?
Jesus will later say, ‘Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away’ 13:31 What investment are you making for life and death?