Monthly Archives: June 2018

Jesus as Faith Healer

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Healing as an act of proclamation is Jesus’ major activity in Mark’s fifth chapter. Jesus heals Legion, a demoniac afflicted with so many uncontrollable urges, he is chained in a cemetery (he is as good as … Continue reading

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“Peace! Be Still!”

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. What is faith? Is it something you express in words then demonstrate in action?  Use your imagination and draw a picture that expresses your faith. What would you draw?  Mark’s Gospel does begin with a … Continue reading

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Growing in Faith

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Jesus gives us many images of God’s Kingdom. Mark presents two that are literally down to earth. The Kingdom of God is first described as scattered seed, randomly disbursed,  grows in stages.  It also grows … Continue reading

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Possessed by God

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “Possessed by God” should be the title of Mark’s Gospel.  Starting with Jesus’ baptism in Chapter 1:9 all the way through Chapter 3:35 Mark describes the explosive power at work in the life of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Called to be a Reflector

Don R. Elly, M.Div. “These verses are…among the most encouraging in the Bible, speaking as they do of the consistency of God’s loving care from the first day of creation and including this present moment. The God who said ‘Let … Continue reading

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