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Mark 3 - NIV

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

1 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there.

2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath.

3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”

4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.

5 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.

6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.

Crowds Follow Jesus

7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed.

8 When they heard about all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions across the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.

9 Because of the crowd he told his disciples to have a small boat ready for him, to keep the people from crowding him.

10 For he had healed many, so that those with diseases were pushing forward to touch him.

11 Whenever the impure spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.”

12 But he gave them strict orders not to tell others about him.

Jesus Appoints the Twelve

13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.

14 He appointed twelve[a] that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

15 and to have authority to drive out demons.

16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter),

17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”),

18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot

19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Jesus Accused by His Family and by Teachers of the Law

20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.

21 When his family[b] heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”

23 So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan?

24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.

27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.

28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter,

29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”

30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”

31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.

32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”

33 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.

34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!

35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”


a. Mark 3:14 Some manuscripts twelve—designating them apostles—
b. Mark 3:21 Or his associates

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Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2017
Summary: "We can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market."
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Scripture: Mark 3:7-12
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Views: 6
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2017
Summary: Make a resolution to focus on the spiritual first!
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on Dec, 2016
Summary: we are to constantly consider the Words of Jesus Christ!
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 3:1-19
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Shared by: Allan Quak on Jun, 2016
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.
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Joining the Right Family
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2016
Summary: Family is foundational but following Christ must come first.
Scripture: Mark 3:31-35
Denomination: Baptist
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The Unforgivable Sin
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2016
Summary: In short, the unforgivable sin is attributing the mighty miracle working power of Jesus to Satan.
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From Fans to Followers
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2016
Summary: God wants to move you from being a fickle fan to become a faithful follower.
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Scripture: Mark 3:7-19
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Views: 1,254
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And the winner is...Jesus
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Mar, 2016
Summary: How Jesus wins over Satan the accuser
Scripture: Mark 3:22-30
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 247
Gary Kins avatar
Heart Disease
Shared by: Gary Kins on Mar, 2016
Summary: Mark 3:1-6 - Kardio-skelosis angers the Lord
Scripture: Mark 3:1-6
Views: 155
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Why join a small group?
Shared by: Stephen Brown on Jan, 2016
Summary: Is it REALLY necessary? Why should I? The best answer? Jesus modeled it for us!
Scripture: Mark 3:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,126
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Encounters With Crowds
Shared by: Patrick Ziegler on Oct, 2015
Summary: A look at Jesus as He encounters crowds. We see him with ordinary people, demons, and His inner circle.
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Scripture: Mark 3:7-19
Denomination: *other
Views: 245
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Intents of the Heart
Shared by: Patrick Ziegler on Oct, 2015
Summary: The intents of the heart leads to actions. This passage reveals the intents of Jesus and the Pharisees. The hearer is challenged to do good and save life like Jesus taught.
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Scripture: Mark 3:1-6
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Views: 392
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A family affair
Shared by: David Roth on Sep, 2015
Summary: Proper 5 (b) Born again of the spirit, we are born anew by the blood of Christ, and so members of the family of God, and of His house and kingdom forever.
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"He's Out Of His Mind."
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jul, 2015
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?
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The Awesome Power of Good
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jul, 2015
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!
Scripture: Mark 3:20-25
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 363
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Shared by: John Gullick on Jun, 2015
Summary: A sermon that looks at the dynamics of Mark chapter 3 20 - 35 and attempts to show how often in the Christian life in order to go up we need to go what the world considers as down.
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Scripture: Mark 3:20-35
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Views: 912
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Shared by: Martin Ellgar on Jun, 2015
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.
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"Are we crazy enough?"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jun, 2015
Summary: Sermon shares feelings about Jesus, people thought he was crazy and I wonder of we are crazy enough to believe in His Incarnation, His Cross, His salvation, and The Resurrection.
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"He's Out of His Mind!"
Shared by: Monty Newton on Jun, 2015
Summary: Christians need to be a little like Jesus crazy.;
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Walk in the way of the Lord
Shared by: William Baeta on Jun, 2015
Summary: “We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal”. (2 Cor. 4:18)
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Restoring And Setting People Free
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
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 ..
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Breaking Bad Rules
Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2015
Summary: Jesus confronted the traditions of men in order to point men to the direction of God.
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Scripture: Mark 2:13-3:6
Views: 429
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An Indoor-Outdoor Spiritual Barbeque
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on May, 2015
Summary: A damning indictment against stubborn unbelief, and a shocking redefining of 'family'...
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Scripture: Mark 3:20-35
Views: 758
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Thicker Than Blood
Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2015
Summary: Our loyalty to Jesus surpasses even family loyalty.
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Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
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.
Scripture: Mark 3:13-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 388
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
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.
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Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
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?
Scripture: Mark 2:13-3:6
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 474
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Jesus, Mad, Monster, or Master?
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
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?
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A Sabbath for the Hungry, Healing for the Withered
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Feb, 2015
Summary: Is it lawful to good on the sabbath days?