“Anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will not enter it.” Mark 10:17
Jesus looked at the rich man and loved him. Mark 10:21
Jesus found nothing but leaves on the fig tree because it was not the season for figs. “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” The next morning the fig tree was withered from the roots. “Have faith in God! I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go! Throw yourself into the sea.’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.” Mark 10:13-14 and 20-23.
After six days Jesus went up on a high mountain. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. There appeared with Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. A voice came from within the cloud, “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Mark 9:2,3,7
Jesus gave the disciples orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until he had risen from the dead. Mark 9:9
“How long shall I stay with you?” Mark 9:23
“How long shall I put up with you?” Mark 9:23
“Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23
“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me.” Mark 9:37
“No one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me. Whoever is not against us is for us.” Mark 9:39-40
“In hell their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched. Everyone will be salted with fire. Have salt in yourself and be at peace with each other.” Mark 9:48-50
Jesus gave thanks for the seven loaves. Mark 8:6
Jesus gave thanks for the few small fish. Mark 8:7
Afterward the disciples picked up seven baskets of broken pieces. Mark 8:8
“Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees.” Mark 8:15
“Do you still not see?” Mark 8:17
“Do you still not understand?” Mark 8:21
“Are your hearts hardened?” Mark 8:21
“Do your ears fail to hear?” Mark 8:21
“Don’t you remember?” Mark 8:21
“Get behind me Satan! You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Mark 8:33
“Whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.” Mark 8:35
“What can a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:37
“If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Adam will be ashamed of him.” Mark 8:38
“You 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
“Only in his hometown, among his relatives and his own house, is a prophet without honor.” Mark 6: 4
Because of the unbelief in his hometown, Jesus could not do any miracles there, except to lay hands on a few of the sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. Mark 6: 5-6
“If any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave as a testimony against them.” Mark 6: 11
His disciples went out and preached that people should repent. Mark 6: 2
One of the synagogue rulers, Jairus, came to Jesus. On his way to Jairus’ home a woman who had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, touched Jesus’ cloak. Immediately she felt that she was freed from the suffering. At once Jesus realized that power had gone out of him.
“Who touched my clothes?”
The woman, trembling with fear, told him the truth.
“Daughter, your faith has healed you,” Jesus said. “Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” To Jairus Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid. Just believe.” But when Jesus told the crowd at the ruler’s home, “This child is not dead but asleep,” they laughed at him. Jesus said, “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”
Immediately the girl stood. Jesus gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this. Mark 5:21-43
Where do you need healing today?
Where do you want Jesus to touch you?
If not physical suffering, from what do you need to be freed?
What do you fear?
If you could simply believe, how would these words of Jesus comfort you?
A man with an evil spirit came to meet Jesus. The man lived in the tombs and cut himself.
Jesus asked his name. “My name is Legion, for we are many,” the man replied. The man then begged Jesus to send them into the herd of pigs, about 2000 in number. Jesus agreed and the pigs rushed down a steep hill and plunged into the lake where they drowned. Later, others came to see if what they had heard was true and found the man sitting with Jesus, dressed and in his right mind.
Afraid, the people begged Jesus to leave.
“Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you,” Jesus said to the man, “and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:1-20 paraphrased
Who in your life does Jesus need to confront?
What demons or afflictions are tormenting someone close to you?
Name those who you suspect suffer from depression, then pray for Christ to go to them.
In what area of your life are you afraid to open to Jesus?