Insert text here.
Week 37 Day 2
or could not
believe in Jesus
Jesus had harsh words for these people
Moses had called the Israelites stiff-necked
Now Jesus sees hard hearts
both refer to an inflexibility
a refusal to open up and receive
Don't be like the Pharisees
who refused to believe
they couldn't experience
the love and power of God
Many things can make a heart turn hard
whatever it is
give it up.
THE BARRIERS OF SIN, A CRITICAL SPIRIT, AND FEAR
They need to be removed so that healing can take place.
Mark 2, 3 & 5
1Again Jesus entered Capernaum, and it was heard that
He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so
that there was no longer room, not even near the door. He
preached the word to them.
3Then four men came, carrying a paralytic man. 4When they
could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered
the roof . When they had broken through, they let down the bed.
5When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the man, "Son, your
sins are forgiven you." 6Scribes were sitting there reasoning in
their hearts, 7"Why does this Man speak blasphemies? Who
can forgive sins but God alone?" 8Jesus said, "Why do you reason about these things? 9Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise, take up your bed and walk'?
10But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on
earth to forgive sins"--He said to the man, 11"Take up your bed,
and go to your house." 12 Immediately he arose, took the bed,
and went out, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying,
"We never saw anything like this!"
1Jesus entered the synagogue; a man was there with a withered
hand. 2So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal
on the Sabbath. 3Jesus said to the man, "Step forward." 4Then
He said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do
evil, to save life or to kill?" But they kept silent. 5When He had
looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness
of their hearts, He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand," and
his hand was restored as whole as the other.
25A certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26and
had suffered many things from many physicians. She spent all she
had and was no better, but rather grew worse. 27When she heard
about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd, and touched His
garment. 28For she said, "If only I may touch His clothes, I shall
be made well." 29 Immediately her blood was dried up, and she
was healed of her affliction. 30Jesus, knowing that power had
gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, "Who
touched My clothes?" 31But His disciples said, "You see the
multitude thronging You, and say, 'Who touched Me?'" 33The woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
< prev page next page >
The Bible Condensed. From Genesis to Revelation (Old Testament and New Testament) in 365 daily readings plus commentary. This Bible reading plan will help you read the Bible from beginning end, as one continuous story.