Read, Mark and Learn – Day 24

Lent has zoomed by! This is the last week of the Blobble Study. I will be too busy during Holy Week to continue. I hope you enjoyed what we have done. It looks like we will not get all the way through the Gospel of Mark, but I encourage you to continue reading through Holy Week as Mark takes us through the passion narrative.

Another Exorcist.

8John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”39Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me.40For whoever is not against us is for us. 41Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.

Temptations to Sin.

42“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe [in me] to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.43If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna,* into the unquenchable fire.44 45And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna.47And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna,48where ‘their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.’

The Simile of Salt

.49 “Everyone will be salted with fire.50Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.”

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