Christian Owner’s Manual: Advice from and Acts of Jesus

Mark Chapter 7

Mark Chapter 7You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” Mark 7:8

You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions.” Mark 7:9

Nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him ‘unclean.'” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods “clean.”) Mark 7:18-19

What comes out of a man is what makes him ‘unclean.’ For from within a man’s heart comes evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly. All these evils come from inside a man and make him ‘unclean.'” Mark 7:20-23

Jesus entered a house and did not want anyone to know it. Yet, he could not keep his presence a secret. Mark 7:24

The mother of a girl possessed by an evil spirit begged Jesus to drive out the demon. Mark 7:25-26 “For such a reply,” said Jesus, “you may go. The demon has left your daughter.” The woman went home and the demon was gone. Mark 7:29-30

Jesus put his fingers into the ears of a deaf man. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. Jesus looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh, said, “Be opened!” And the man’s ears were opened. His tongue was loosened. Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about him. Mark 7:33-37