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Mark 7 - NIV

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.[a]

32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.

33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue.

34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!” ).

35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.

37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”


Footnotes

a. Mark 7:31 That is, the Ten Cities


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Ramil Olalia avatar
The Messages Every Christians Should Preach
Shared by: Ramil Olalia on Oct, 2016
Summary: Somebody said, "The life of the preaching is the preacher's life." I believed that the greatest messages is not the messages written by ink but the messages we make through our life, especially our new life in Christ. People around you read your life!
John Gaston avatar
“BE OPENED”
Shared by: John Gaston on Sep, 2016
Summary: If you want a message that’s got humor, a good message, and it will “preach,” this one’s for you. It’s an unusual healing by Jesus.
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,165
Brian Bill avatar
Open Ears and Unleashed Tongues
Shared by: Brian Bill on Aug, 2016
Summary: Jesus goes to an out of the way place in order to reach someone who felt out of place because He has a special place in His heart for those who have special needs!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,373
Rick Crandall avatar
When the Lord Makes You Wonder
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Apr, 2016
Summary: Sometimes the Lord is going to make us wonder, so... 1. Expect some mysteries. 2. Expect some miracles. 3. Exalt our Master.
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 529
David Roth avatar
Be Opened
Shared by: David Roth on Sep, 2015
Summary: Proper 18 B. Christ's eternal Word brings triumph over all manifestations of evil.
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 507
Craig Condon avatar
When You’re With Jesus, Expect Surprises
Shared by: Craig Condon on Sep, 2015
Summary: Have you ever noticed that Jesus often does things that we don’t expect him to do? Take the stories we read in Mark 7:24-37, for example. He does two things that we don’t expect him to do.
Fr Mund Cargill Thompson avatar
Paddington goes to Syria
Shared by: Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Sep, 2015
Summary: A sermon about healings and answered prayers and refugees and treating people equally and Paddington Bear and .... and ... well, and really not being able to stop talking because it is such good news
Randy Stephenson avatar
Why do people like to put God in a box?
Shared by: Randy Stephenson on Sep, 2015
Summary: From the casting out of a demon to the healing of a deaf and mute man, God's ways are better than human ways. God sent his Son to meet with our souls with a One on One plan for redemption and salvation.
Gerald Roberts avatar
"WE can Look Up"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Sep, 2015
Summary: WE can look up because Jesus comes to our place, we can bring stuff to him, he pulls us to a side, and he opens things in our lives.
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,023
Chris Appleby avatar
The Faith of Foreigners
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
Summary: The woman was rebuffed by Jesus, yet responded with a deep faith in God's love for all people independent of gender or race. The people of the Decapolis were presented with an overwhelming demonstration of Jesus' Messianic power yet without believing.
Anoop Samuel avatar
He has done everything well
Shared by: Anoop Samuel on Jan, 2015
Summary: Human beings are usually evaluated on the work that they have performed. Performance evaluation is the staple of modern workplace. In Mark 7:37 we read “He has done everything well”, they said. What has Jesus done well? Let us find out.
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Scripture: Mark 7:37
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,981
Jim Moore avatar
Jesus Said, "Be Opened"
Shared by: Jim Moore on Sep, 2014
Summary: Jesus' words are able to penetrate the most severe deafness and warm the coldest heart. When Jesus touches us with His saving grace we must tell others. Here in Mark 7 some caring people bring a deaf-mute to Jesus. Who are you bringing to Jesus?
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Perils of Contentment
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2014
Summary: Contentment is a trap, because it keeps us from growing in ability and interior commitment.
Ed Vasicek avatar
Jesus, the Faith Provoker
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Aug, 2014
Summary: Jesus provoked faith in different people in different ways, but he was consistently the object of faith, and faith meant taking him at his Word.
W Pat Cunningham avatar
God Is in His Holy Place
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2014
Summary: Jesus gives us the power and strength to grow in virtue and spread the word of His salvation.
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 303
T.J. Conwell avatar
Faith to See Jesus
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Aug, 2014
Summary: When Jesus heals a woman's daughter who was possessed, and a man who was deaf and mute, He displays to us how He can meet us right where we have a need as well. However, this can only happen IF we will seek Him out in the same way through faith!
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 436
Scott Spencer avatar
BE OPENED!
Shared by: Scott Spencer on Jan, 2014
Summary: Ever feel like you are trapped in a box? We all have something that traps us, we need to be freed, we need the door to be opened.
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 2,016
C. Philip Green avatar
Dumb Dogs
Shared by: C. Philip Green on May, 2013
Summary: Jesus is not impressed with the outward trappings of self-righteousness. He is impressed with a heart full of simple faith, which we find most often in the hearts of those we least expect. So like Jesus feed the "dogs" and touch the "dumb."
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 623
D Marion Clark avatar
Opened Ears
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2012
Summary: As spectacular as giving hearing to a deaf man may have been, what that healing signified was by far more wondrous than anything that life on earth has yet to experience.
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,055
Matthew Oliver avatar
Bread for Dogs
Shared by: Matthew Oliver on Oct, 2012
Summary: Mark 7:24-37 expository sermon on the encounter between Jesus and the Syrophonecian woman, even the dogs eat the crumbs under the children's table.
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 947
EGERTON GBONDA avatar
A RESILIENT FAITH
Shared by: EGERTON GBONDA on Sep, 2012
Summary: Resilient faith- waiting for your turn and not giving up
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican
Views: 1,168
Dee Dowdy avatar
This Church is Going to the Dogs
Shared by: Dee Dowdy on Sep, 2012
Summary: This sermon teaches that all are loved by God and therefore the Church should reach out to everyone.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 933
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Falling in Love and Giving Everything
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Sep, 2012
Summary: We fall in love with Jesus because we are needy and He needs nothing. We have nothing and He is pure gift. So we sing praise to God.
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1,037
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Mute Shout for Joy
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Aug, 2012
Summary: Support our music ministry
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 2,183
Don Schultz avatar
OVERWHELMED with AMAZEMENT!
Shared by: Don Schultz on Aug, 2012
Summary: When was the last time you felt overwhelmed with joy? Today we ponder God's love toward us, and God will overwhelm us.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,621
Joel Preston avatar
Faith in Unexpected Places
Shared by: Joel Preston on Jun, 2012
Summary: In our text today, Jesus visited 2 predominantly Gentile regions, Tyre and Sidon (vs. 24-30) and the Decapolis (vs. 31-37). There He ministered to a desperate mother and a disabled man.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,976
Thomas Swope avatar
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jun, 2012
Summary: A study of the Gospel of Mark 7: 31 – 37
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 2,813
Craig Benner avatar
Ears opened and Mouth engaged
Shared by: Craig Benner on Jan, 2011
Summary: Jesus takes quality time to minister privately and personally to those of great need.
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Scripture: Mark 7:31-37
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,109
Donald Rapp avatar
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Shared by: Donald Rapp on Oct, 2010
Summary: Discrimination is a bad thing in any form. We as believers must never discriminate with regard to whom we share our faith.
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Scripture: Mark 7:24-31
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Views: 763
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Shared by: Donald Rapp on Oct, 2010
Summary: Understanding compassion from Jesus’ point of view.
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Scripture: Mark 7:31-8:10
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Views: 638