And kept watching Jesus to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath, so that they might get a charge to bring against Him .
And He said to the man who had the withered hand, Get up in the midst.
And He said to them, Is it lawful and right on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to take it? But they kept silence.
And He glanced around at them with vexation and anger, grieved at the hardening of their hearts, and said to the man, Hold out your hand. He held it out, and his hand was restored.
Then the Pharisees went out and immediately held a consultation with the Herodians against Him, how they might put Him to death.
And Jesus retired with His disciples to the lake, and a great throng from Galilee followed Him. Also from Judea
And from Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon--a vast multitude, hearing all the many things that He was doing, came to Him.
And He told His disciples to have a little boat in readiness for Him because of the crowd, lest they press hard upon Him and crush Him.
For He had healed so many that all who had distressing bodily diseases kept falling upon Him and pressing upon Him in order that they might touch Him.
And the spirits, the unclean ones, Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.as often as they might see Him, fell down before Him and kept screaming out, You are the Son of God!
And He charged them strictly and severely under penalty again and again that they should not make Him known.
And He went up on the hillside and called to Him those whom He wanted and chose, and they came to Him.
And He appointed twelve to Kenneth Wuest, Word Studies.continue to be with Him, and that He might send them out to preach
And to have authority and power to heal the sick and to drive out demons:
Simon, and He surnamed Peter;
James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, and He surnamed them Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder;
And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew (Nathaniel), and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus (Judas, not Iscariot), and Simon the Cananaean ,
And Judas Iscariot, he who betrayed Him.
Then He went to a house , but a throng came together again, so that Jesus and His disciples could not even take food.
And when those William Tyndale, The Tyndale Bible.who belonged to Him (John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.His kinsmen) heard it, they went out to take Him by force, for they kept saying, He is out of Capitalized for what He is, the spotless Son of God, not what the speakers may have thought He was.His mind (beside Himself, deranged)!
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He is possessed by Beelzebub, and, By the prince of demons He is casting out demons.
And He summoned them to Him and said to them in parables (illustrations or comparisons put beside truths to explain them), How can Satan drive out Satan?
And if a kingdom is divided and rebelling against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
And if a house is divided (split into factions and rebelling) against itself, that house will not be able to last.
And if Satan has raised an insurrection against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is coming to an end.
But no one can go into a strong man's house and ransack his household goods right and left and seize them as plunder unless he first binds the strong man; then indeed he may plunder his house.
Truly and solemnly I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever abusive and blasphemous things they utter;
But whoever speaks abusively against or maliciously misrepresents the Holy Spirit can never get forgiveness, but is guilty of and is in the grasp of John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.an everlasting trespass.
For they Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.persisted in saying, Capitalized for what He is, the spotless Son of God, not what the speakers may have thought He was.He has an unclean spirit.
Then His mother and His brothers came and, standing outside, they sent word to Him, calling Him.
And a crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, Your mother and Your brothers and Your sisters are outside asking for You.
And He replied, Who are My mother and My brothers?
And looking around on those who sat in a circle about Him, He said, See! Here are My mother and My brothers;
For whoever does the things God wills is My brother and sister and mother!
Summary: By confronting the attitudes of the Jewish Leaders, and recognising the challenges which not-yet-believing family can bring on our faith, Jesus issues a warning that it is possible to commit the unforgivable sin.
Summary: I’m sure you’ve all seen people do some wacky things and have thought to yourself, “These people are out of their minds”. Someone risking their life doing a stunt is one thing but what about when it comes to doing God’s will?
Summary: When we allow the Holy Spirit in our lives, nothing can stop us. We have a power that can overcome everything the devil throws in our way-even the opposition of our earthly family. That power is the awesome power of God!
Summary: Jesus did not use violence to tie up the strongman in our house, in our self. Jesus knew that the only way to release us from fear, from the strongman in our live is love. Love conquers all. He works love in us to release us from fear.
Summary: He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, 'Stretch out your hand.' He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. - Mark 3:5 We see clearly from this story of Jesus healing the cripp ..
Summary: Here is the mysterious person who leaned on Jesus at the last supper, the only one of the 12 to die a natural death, and who was vouchsafed with the greatest prophetic insight of any person in Scripture.
Summary: James had character flaws like being brash, bragging who'd be the greatest, wanting to call down fire on people and asking to sit on a throne next to Jesus. But he became an Apostle of love and became the first apostle to be martyred.
Summary: What are we responding to? Is it Jesus as Lord or is it some human religious system? Is our behaviour going to help others discover the good news of Jesus Christ? Will it help us proclaim forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name?
Summary: How do you respond to Jesus? Like the Pharisees who want everything to be neat and tidy within clearly defined parameters? Like Jesus’ family who are embarrassed by him and doubt him? Or like those who followed him, even at the risk of their lives?