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Mark 9 - NIV

38 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”

39 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me,

40 for whoever is not against us is for us.

41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

Causing to Stumble

42 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.

43 -44 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.[a]

45 -46 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell.[b]

47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell,

48 where

“‘the worms that eat them do not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’[c]

49 Everyone will be salted with fire.

50 “Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with each other.”


a. Mark 9:43 Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
b. Mark 9:45 Some manuscripts include here the words of verse 48.
c. Mark 9:48 Isaiah 66:24

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Brian Bill avatar
Measuring Up
Shared by: Brian Bill on Feb, 2017
Summary: We must do battle against the attitude of personal status and group superiority.
Scripture: Mark 9:30-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 15
Gordon McCulloch avatar
Criticism not handled properly can be an evil thing indeed.
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Nov, 2016
Summary: The wrong type of criticism can lead to all sorts of problems. This we must be aware, so that we can handle those who would put us down; criticism to them being a weapon.
Scripture: Mark 9:38-50
Denomination: Episcopal
Views: 85
Rodney Johnson avatar
An Elitist Mentality Part 1
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Sep, 2016
Summary: This series focuses on how we as Christians adopt a mentality towards others that hinders the Holy Spirit from using us freely to minister to others.
Scripture: Mark 9:33-41
Views: 494
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Fulfilling our Commitments as Evangelization
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on May, 2016
Summary: Doing what we should do can bring us joy, but we must still do it even if it leaves us dry.
Scripture: Mark 9:41-50
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 111
Allan Quak avatar
Cut Off Your Sinning Hand
Shared by: Allan Quak on Apr, 2016
Summary: Jesus calls us to recognise the devastating consequences, namely an eternal place in Gehenna, when we allow sin to impact our lives. We need to take radical action against our sin.
Tamela Walker avatar
God's Great Blueprint
Shared by: Tamela Walker on Apr, 2016
Summary: Understanding how God wants to season us with his word and create a blueprint for Christianity
Scripture: Mark 9:33-50
Views: 240
Kendall Hicks avatar
"Out with Your Eye!"
Shared by: Kendall Hicks on Apr, 2016
Summary: I do not write out complete manuscript. This is a sermon brief/outline that I hope will help in your study and preparation. The main point: Take radical action against sin.
Scripture: Mark 9:42-50
Views: 139
Craig Condon avatar
Sin Fighters
Shared by: Craig Condon on Sep, 2015
Summary: We must not look for labels or titles. We must look for attitudes, actions and spirit. Jesus rejoices when he sees mercy, justice and compassion in our lives, because when he sees them he sees God at work in our world.
Craig Condon avatar
Salt of the Earth
Shared by: Craig Condon on Sep, 2015
Summary: If we show Jesus’ love in everything we do, we can do much to reduce bitterness and bring peace to our world.
Scripture: Mark 9:38-50
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 162
William Baeta avatar
Your sincerity to God's work shall be rewarded
Shared by: William Baeta on Sep, 2015
Summary: “Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” (Mark 9:50)
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 9:38-50
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 4,867
W Pat Cunningham avatar
The Most Important Issue in Anyone's Life
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Sep, 2015
Summary: There are two ways to become miserable, and two ways to become happy.
Paul Basehore avatar
Straight Outta Context: Jeremiah 29:11
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Aug, 2015
Summary: Jeremiah 29:11 is not about our own personal fulfillment, it’s about our spiritual fulfillment. If we take scripture out of context, we run the risk of making scripture fit our life, instead of making our life fit scripture.
Jerry Flury avatar
Radical Spiritual Amputation
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Aug, 2015
Summary: Anything that would hinder us in our walk, our work or our service must be radically amputated from our lies and replaced with that which will glorify God.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Mark 9:42-50
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,118
Chris Appleby avatar
Jesus Death & Discipleship
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
Summary: The call to be salty is a call for us to persevere as real disciples, who are inwardly pure. Who’ve held nothing back in following Jesus. It’s a call for us to be real disciples who welcome others and who glory in each other’s success.
Scripture: Mark 9:30-50
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 721
Ed Vasicek avatar
Jesus’ Surprising Teachings About Service
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2014
Summary: We all want to feel like we matter in some way, and sometimes that can take the form of “other people do not matter.” Jesus taught that everyone matters. Success in his eyes is very different from the world’s view of success.
Scripture: Mark 9:33-50
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 294
Chuck Sligh avatar
Compassion for a Lost and Dying World (Shorter version)
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Oct, 2014
Summary: There's a difference between pity & compassion. Pity is a mere emotion; compassion compels action. God wants us to exhibit this true compassion, the same kind He had for a lost and dying world, which compels us to DO something for the lost.
Series: Missions
Scripture: Mark 9:36-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,245
Perry Greene avatar
Community Partnership
Shared by: Perry Greene on Oct, 2014
Summary: As a community of believers, the local congregation is in partnership with God for HIS agenda in saving the world.
T.J. Conwell avatar
We are the Salt
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Aug, 2014
Summary: If we live for Jesus the Holy Spirit will testify to itself, and in living for Jesus we will have peace among one another because we are commanded to!
Series: Mark
Shine Thomas avatar
Salted With Fire!
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Mar, 2014
Summary: A sermon on greatness how God sees it. Jesus takes a little child and demonstrates to his disciples how to live in light of eternity.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 9:1-50
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,161
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Scandal and Anti-scandal
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Feb, 2014
Summary: We must stay award of the stories of those around us who are on the journey of faith
Scripture: Mark 9:41-50
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 281
josh foster avatar
Limping through Life with You in Mind
Shared by: josh foster on Feb, 2014
Summary: Jesus tells us to make decisions and choices with an eye toward how it will impact others in your life – spouse, children, family, neighbors, fellow church members, co-workers, people in the community.
James Lee avatar
Fighting The Wrong Enemy Mk 9: 38-41
Shared by: James Lee on Nov, 2013
Summary: Jesus had just taught a lesson on ambition and service. Now He teaches a lesson on tolerance and tolerance is often misunderstood.
Scripture: Mark 9:38-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,756
Kyle Gray avatar
Heaven and Hell, The Afterlife
Shared by: Kyle Gray on Aug, 2013
Summary: A Biblical overview of Heaven and Hell and why we can't erase Hell! Jesus is the only way to Heaven!
C. Philip Green avatar
Bringing Out the Best in People
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Jul, 2013
Summary: We bring out the best in people not with harsh words of criticism, but with words of grace and peace seasoned with salt.
Scripture: Mark 9:38-50
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,070
Jerry Flury avatar
The Seriousness of Sin
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Apr, 2013
Summary: We tend to treat our sin lightly calling it shortcomings, errs, mistakes. In Mark 9, Jesus gives a series of warnings to His disciples: in verses 43-48, He warns of the seriousness of sin and its dire consequences.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Mark 9:43-48
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,906
George Durham avatar
Who's the Greatest?
Shared by: George Durham on Dec, 2012
Summary: Want to be great? Here's the unusual formula from Jesus
Scripture: Mark 9:37-41
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 633
D Marion Clark avatar
Children, Water, and Millstones
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2012
Summary: Are you salted? Has God’s salt penetrated into your fiber so that you are distinguished from your former life and from the people of the world?
Scripture: Mark 9:30-50
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,023
Gaither Bailey avatar
Salt Anyone?
Shared by: Gaither Bailey on Sep, 2012
Summary: Sermon for the Proper 21, Year B 2012
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 9:38-50
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 475
Gerald Roberts avatar
Jesus Is Inclusive
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Sep, 2012
Summary: Jesus claims in this reading that to be a disciple one needs to be inclusive to all. Jesus was inclusive and calls us to be inclusive. The sermons teaches us the dangers of not being inclusive.
Scripture: Mark 9:38-50
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,782
Thomas Swope avatar
Pass The Salt Please
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Sep, 2012
Summary: A study of the Gospel of Mark 9: 42 – 50
Series: Mark
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 9:42-50
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,853