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A GOSPEL STUDY! THE BOOK OF MARK! August 10, 2007 2:21 PM

I am a born again Christian. I am both Pentecostal and Baptist. In other words, I believe in interdenomination. My problem recently is Bible study. I am having a hard time understanding the Bible. I truly do not know which version is the best, since there so many out there. At the moment I am studying a Bible called, Life Application the New Living Translation. I love that translation, and easy for me understand. I have read where some people say I am hell bound for not adhereing to the KJV. However, it so hard for me understand. I just want to read, study and get closer to God. That is my desire. Thanks for reading. Sandra  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Sandra August 10, 2007 5:16 PM

You are not Hell Bound for studying something else if you can understand it better. But I would use the KLV along side of it. I like the KJV you can get them in study bibles also. I would say a KJV Scofield Bible is one of the best. Bible Commentaries are good also. God bless you Recommend KJV Scofield Study Bible, Hardcover to Your Friends  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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Thanks! I have a KJV Thomson Chain Reference and a KJV Key Chain Study Bible. I would love to use the KJV because the language reminds me of Shakespeare and I like that, and I like the thee and thou but the understanding. I will use my KJV along with my NLT. Again thanks!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:04 AM

MARK 1:1-7
1.) THIS is the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2.) It began just as God had said in the book written by Isaiah the prophet,
"I am sending my messenger
to get the way ready
for you.
3.) In the desert
someone is shouting
get the road ready
 for the Lord!
Make a straight path
for him!
4.) So John the Baptist showed up in the desert and told everyone, "Turn back to God and be baptized ! Then your sins will be forgiven."
5.) From all Judea and Jerusalem crowds of people went to John. They told how sorry they were for their sins, and he baptized them in the Jordan River.
6.) John wore clothes made of camel's hair. He had a leather strap around his waist and ate grasshoppers and wild honey.
7.) John also told the people, "Someone more powerful is going to come. And I am not good enought to even stoop down and untie his sandals. 8.) I bapize you with water but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
9.) About that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 10.) As soon as Jesus came out of the water, he saw the sky open and the Holy Spirit coming down to him like a dove. 11.) A voice from heaven said, "You are my own dear Son and I am pleased with you."
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:06 AM

MARK 1:9-20
9.) ABOUT that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 10.) As soon as Jesus came out of the water, he saw the sky open and the Holy Spirit coming down to him like a dove. 11.) A voice from heaven said, "You are my own dear Son, and I am pleased with you."
12.) Right away God's Spirit made Jesus go into the desert. 13.) He stayed there for forty days while Satan tested him. Jesus ws with the wild animals, but angels took care of him.
14.) After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee and told the good news that comes from God. 15.) He said, "The time has come! God's Kingdom will soon be here. Turn back to God and believe the good news!"
16.) As Jesus was walking on the shore of Lake Galilee, he saw Somon and his brother Andrew. They were fisherman and were casting their nets into the lake. 17.) Jesus said to them, "Come with me! I will teach ou how to bring in people instead of fish." 18.) Right then the two brothers dropped their nets and went with him.
19.) Jesus walked on and soon saw James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They were in a boar mending their nets. 20.) At once Jesus asked them to come with him. They left their father in a boat with the hired workers and went with him.
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:09 AM

Mark 1:21-27
21.) Jesus and his disciples went to the town of Capernaum. Then on the next Sabbath he went into the Temple and starting teaching. 22.) Everyone was amazed at his teaching. He taught with authority, and not like the teachers of the Law of Moses. 23.) Suddenly a man with an evil spirit in him entered the meeting place and yelled, 24.) "Jesus from Nazareth, what do you want with us? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are! You are God's Holy One.
25.) Jesus told the evil spirit, "Be quiet and come out of the man!"
26.) The spirit shook him, then he gave a loud shout and left.
27.) Everyone was completely suprised and kept saying to each other, "What is this? It must be some new kind of powerful teaching! Even the evil spirits obey him." 28.) News about Jesus spread all over Galilee.
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:12 AM

MARK 1:29-39
29.) As soon as Jesus left the meeting place with James and John, they went home with Simon and Andrew. 30.) When they got there, Jesus was told that Simon's mother in law was sick in bed with fever. 31.) Jesus went to her. He took hold of her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she served them a meal.
32.) That evening after sunset, all who were sick or had demons in them, were brought to Jesus. 33.) In fact the whole town gathered around the door of the house. 34.) Jesus healed all sorts of terrible diseases and forced out alot of demons. But the demons knew who he was and he did not let them speak.
35.) Very early the next morning, Jesus got up and went to a place where he could be alone and pray. 36.) Simon and the others started looking for him. 37.) And when they found him they said, "Everyone is looking for you!"
38.) Jesus replied, "We must go to the nearby towns so that I can tell the good news to those people. This is why I have come."
39.) Than Jesus went to Jewish meeting places everywhere in Galilee, where he preached and forced out demons.
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:18 AM

MARK 2:1-12
1.) JESUS went back to Capernaum, and a few days later people heard that he was at home. 2.) Than so many came to his door that there wasn't even standing room left in front of the door.
Jesus was still teaching 3.) when four people came up carrying a crippled man on a mat. 4.) But because of the crowd, they could not get him to Jesus. So they made a hole in the roof above him, and let the man down in front of everyone.
5.) When Jesus saw how much faith they had, he said to the crippled man, "My friend, your sins are forgiven."
6.) Some teachers of the Law of Moses were sitting there. They started wondering, 7.) "Why would he say such a thing? He must think he is God. Only God can forgive sins."
8.) Right away Jesus knew what they were thinking, and he said, "Why are you thinking such  things? 9.) Is it easier for me to tell this crippled man that his sins are forgiven, or to tell him to get up, pick up his mat and go on home? 10.) I will show you that the Son of Man has a right to forgive sins here on earth." So Jesus said to the man , 11.) "Get up, pick up your mat and go on home."
12.) The man got right up. He picked up his mat and went out while everyone watched in amazement. They praised God and said, "We have never seen anything like this!"
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:22 AM

MARK 2:13-17
13.) ONCE again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him and he began to teach them. 14.) As he walked along he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus sitting the tax collector's booth, "Follow me," Jesus told him, and he got up and followed him.
15.) While Jesus was having dinner at Levi's house, many tax collectors and "sinners" were eating with him, for there were many who followed him.
16.) When the teachers of the law, who were pharisee's, saw him eating with the "sinners" and the tax collectors, they asked his disciples: "Why does he eat with tax collectors and 'sinners'?"
17.) On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:25 AM

MARK 2:18 - 22
18.) THE followers of John the Baptist and the Pharisees, often went without eating(a practise called fasting). Some people came and asked Jesus, "Why do the followers of John and those of the Pharasees often go without eating, while your disciples never do."
19.) Jesus answered, "The friends of a Bridegroom, don't go without eating while he is still with them. 20.) But the time will come when he will be taken from them. Then they will go without eating.
21.) No one patches old clothes by sewing on  a  piece of new cloth.  For the  new peice would shrink and tear a bigger  hole.
22.) No one pours new  wine into old  wineskins,  The wine would swell and burst the old  skins.  Then the wine would be lost and the skins would be  ruined.  New wine must be put into new wineskins.
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:27 AM

MARK 2:23-27
23.) ONE Sabbath Jesus and his disciples were walking through some wheat fields. His disciples were picking grains of wheat as they went along. 24.) Some Pharisees came asked Jesus, "Why are your disciples picking grain on the Sabbath? They are not supposed to do that!"
25.) Jesus answered, "Haven't you read what David did when he and his followers were hungry and in need? 26.) It was during the time of Abiathar the high priest. David went into the house of God, and ate the sacred loafs of bread that only priests are allowed to eat. He also gave some to his followers."
27.) Jesus finished by saying, "People were not made for the good of the Sabbath. The Sabbath was made for the good of the people. 28.) So the Son of Man is Lord over the Sabbath."
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:30 AM

MARK 3:1-6
1.) THE  next time Jesus went into the meeting place, a man with a disabled hand was there. 2.) The Pharisees wanted to accuse Jesus of doing something wrong, and they kept watching to see if Jesus would heal him on the Sabbath.
3.) Jesus told the man to stand up where everyone could see him. 4.) Then he asked, "On the Sabbath should we do good deeds or evil deeds? Should we save someone's life or should we destroy it?" But no one said a word.
5.) Jesus was angry as he looked around at the people. Yet he felt sorry for them because they were so stubborn. Then he told the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did, and his disabled hand was healed.
6.) The Pharisee's left. And right away they began making plans with Jesus' followers to kill Jesus.
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anonymous  May 31, 2008 8:32 AM

MARK 3:7-12
7.) JESUS led his disciple down to the shore of the lake. Large crowds followed him from Galilee, Judea 8.) and Jeruselum. People came from Idumea, as well as other places east of the Jordon river. They also came from the regions of Tyre and Sidon. All of these crowds came because they had heard what Jesus was doing.
9,) He even had to tell his disciples to get a boat  ready to keep Him from being crushed by the crowds.
10.) After Jesus healed many people, the other sick people begged him to let them touch him. 11.) And whenever any evil spirits saw Jesus, they would fall to the ground and shout, "You are the son of God." 12.) But Jesus warned the  Spirits  not to tell who he was.
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anonymous  June 15, 2008 5:08 PM

Mark 3:13-19
13.) Jesus decided to ask some of his disciples to go up on a mountain with him, and they went.        14.) Then he chose twelve of them to be his apostles. so that they could be with Him. He also wanted to send them out to preach 15.) and to force out demons. 16.) Simon was one of the twelve, and Jesus named Him Peter. 17.) There was also James and Johm, the two sons of Zebedee, Jesus called them Boanerges, which means "Thunderbolts."  18.) Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James, son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeous, were also Apostles. The others were Simon, known as the eager one.and Judas Iscariot, who later betrayed Jesus.
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anonymous  June 15, 2008 5:09 PM

MARK 3:20-30
20.) JESUS went back home, and once again such a large crowd gathered that there was no chance even to eat. 21.) When Jesus' family heard what He was doing, they thought He was crazy and went to get Him under control.
22.) Some teachers of the Law of Moses came to Jeruselum and said, "This man is under the power of Beelzebul, the ruler of demons! He is even forcing out demons with the help of Beelzebul."
23.) Jesus told the people to gather round Him. Then he spoke in riddes and said:
How can Satan force himself out?
24.) A nation whose people fight each other won't last very long. 25.) And a family that fights won't last long either. 26.) So if Satan fights against himself, that will be the end of him.
27.) How can anyone break into the house of a strongman and steal his things, unless he first ties up the strongman? Then he can take everything.
28.) I promise you that any of the sinful things you say or do can be forgiven, no matter how sinful those things are. 29.) But if you speak against the Holy Spirit, you can never be forgiven. That sin will be held against you forever!
30.) Jesus said this because those people were saying that Jesus had an evil spirit in him.

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anonymous  June 15, 2008 5:12 PM

MARK 3: 31-35
31.) JESUS' mother and brothers came and stood outside. Then they sent someone with a message for Him to come out to them. 32.) The crowd that was sitting around Jesus told Him, "Your mother and your brothers, and sisters are outside and want to see you."
33.) Jesus asked, "Who is my mother and who are my brothers? 34.) Then he looked at the people who were sitting around and said, "Here are my mother, and brothers. 35.) Anyone who obeys God, is my brother, or sister, or mother."
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MARK 4:1-9
A STORY ABOUT A FARMER!
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anonymous  June 15, 2008 5:18 PM

4:1-9
1.) The next time Jesus taught beside Lake Galilee, a big crowd gathered. It was so large that he had to sit in a boat, out on the lake, while the people stood on the shore. 2.) He used stories to teach them many things, and this is part of what he taught.
3.) Now listen! A farmer went out to scatter seed in a field. 4.) While the farmer was scattering the seed, some of it fell along the road, and was eaten by birds. 5.) Other seeds fell on thin, rocky ground and quickly started growing because the soil wasn't very deep. 6.) But when the sun came up the plants were scorced and dried up, because they didn't have enough roots. 7.) Some other seeds fell where thornbushes fell and choked out the plants.  So they did not produce any grain. 8.) But a few seeds did fall on good ground where the plants grew and produced thirty or sixty, or even a hundred times as much as was scattered.
9.) Then Jesus said, "If you have ears, pay attention."
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anonymous  June 15, 2008 5:20 PM

MARK 4:10-12
10.) WHEN Jesus was alone with the twelve apostles and some others, they asked him about these stories, 11.) He answered:
I have explained the secret about God's Kingdom to you, but for other's I can use only stories.    12.) The reason is,
'These people will look
and look, but never see,
They will listen and listen,
but never understand,
If they did,
they would turn to God,
and he would forgive them.
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anonymous  June 15, 2008 5:21 PM

MARK 4:13-20
13.) JESUS TOLD THEM:
If you don't understand this story, you won't understand any others.
14.) What the farmer is spreading is really the message about the Kingdom. 15.) The seeds that fell along the road are the people that hear the message. But Satan soon comes and snatches it away from them. 16.) The seeds that fall on rocky ground are the people who gladly hear the message and accept it right away. 17.) But they don't have any roots and they don't last very long. As soon as life gets hard, or the message gets them into trouble, they give up.
18.) The seeds that fell among the thornbushes are also people who hear the message. 19.) But they start worrying about the needs of this life. They are fooled by the desire to get rich and to have all kinds of other things. So the message gets choked out, and they never produce anything. 20.) The seeds that fell on good ground are the people who hear and welcome the message. They produce thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as was planted.
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anonymous  July 19, 2008 9:45 AM

MARK 4:21-25
21.] JESUS also said:
You don't light a lamp and put it under a clay pot or under a bed. Don't you put a lamp on a lampstand? 22.] There is nothing hidden that will not be made public. There is no secret that will not be well known. 23.] If you have ears pay attention!
24.] Listen carefully to what you hear! The way you treat others is the way you will be treated--and even worse, 25.] Everyone who has something will be given more. But people who don't have anything will lose what little they have.[If you aren't helping others you won't be helped!]




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anonymous  July 19, 2008 9:50 AM

MARK 4:26-29
26.] Again Jesus said:
God's Kingdom is like what happens when a farmer scatters seed in a field. 27.] The farmer sleeps at night and is up and around during the fday. Yet the seeds keep sprouting and growing and he doesn't understand how. 28.] It is the ground that makes the seed sprout and grow into plants that produce grain. 29.] Then when harvest season is ripe, the farmer cuts it with a sickle.
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anonymous  July 19, 2008 9:53 AM

THE REASON FOR TEACHING WITH STORIES!
MARK 4:33 & 34
33.] JESUS used many other stories when he spoke to the people, and he taught them as much as they could understand. 34.] He did not tell them anything without using stories. But when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.




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MARK 5:1-20
1.] JESUS and his disciples crossed Lake Galilee and came to shore, near the town of Gerasa. 2.] When he was getting out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit quickly ran to Him 3.] from the graveyard where he had been living. No one was able to tie the man up anymore, not even with a chain. 4.] He had often been put in leg irons, but he broke the chains and smashed the leg irons. No one could control him. 5.] Night and day he was in the graveyard or on the hills, yelling and cutting himself with stones.
6.] When he saw Jesus in the distance, he ran up to him and knelt down. 7.] He shouted, "Jesus, Son of God in Heaven, what do you want with me? Promise me in God's name that you won't torture me! 8.] The man said this because Jesus had already told the evil spirit to come out of him.
9.] Jesus asked, "What is your name?"
The man answered, "My name is Lots, because I have 'lots' of evil spirits." 10.] He then begged Jesus not to send them away.
11.] Over on a hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding. 12.] So the evil Spirits begged Jesus, "Send us into those pigs! Let us go into them." 13.] Jesus let them go and they went out of the man and into the pigs. The whole herd of about two thousand pigs rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drown.
14.] The men taking care of the pigs ran to the town and the farms to spread the news. Then the people came out to see what happened. 15.] When they came to Jesus, they saw the man that had once been full of demons. He was sitting there with all his clothes on and in his right mind, and they were terrified.
16.] Everyone who had seen what had happened told about the man and the pigs. 17.] Then the people started begging Jesus to leave their part of the country.
18.] When Jesus was getting into the boat, the man begged to go with him.
19.] But Jesus would not let him. Instead, he said, "Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how good he has been to you."
20.] The man went into the region, near the ten cities known as Decapolis and began telling eveyone how much Jesus had done for him. Everyone who had heard what happened to him was amazed.



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MARK 5:21-34
21.] ONCE again Jesus got into the boat and crossed Lake Galilee. Then as he stood on the shore a large crowd gathered around him. 22.] The person who was in charge of the Jewish meeting place was also there. His name was Jairus, and when he saw Jesus, he went over to him. He knelt at Jesus feet, 23.] and starting begging for help he said, "My daughter is about to die. Please come and touch her so she will get well and live." 24.] Many people followed along and kept crowding around.
25.] In the crowd was a women who kept bleeding for twelve years. 26.] She had gone to many doctors, and they had not done anything except cause her alot of pain. She had paid them all the money she had. But instead of getting better, she only got worse.
27.] The woman had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind Jesus in a crowd and barely touched His clothes, 28.] She had said to herself, if I can just touch His clothes, I will get well. 29.] As soon as she touched Him, her bleeding stopped and she knew she was well.
30.] At that moment Jesus felt power go out from Him, He turned to the crowd and said, "Who touched my clothes?"
31.] His disciples said to Him, "Look at all these people crowding around you! How can you ask "Who touched my clothes?"
32.] But Jesus turned to see who had touched Him.
33.] The women knew what had happened to her. She came shaking with fear, and knelt down in front of Jesus. Then she told Him the whole story. 34.] Jesus said to the woman, "You are now well because of your faith. May God give you peace! You are healed and you are no longer in pain.


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anonymous  July 19, 2008 10:14 AM

MARK 5:35-43
35.] While Jesus is speaking, some men came from Jairus home and said, "Your daughter has died! Why bother the teacher anymore?"
36.] Jesus heard what they said, and he said to Jairus, "Don't worry. Just have faith!"
37.] Jesus did not let anyone go with him except Peter, and the two brothers, James and John. 38.] They went home with Jairus, and saw people crying and making alot of noise. 39.] Then Jesus went inside and said to them, "Why are you crying and carrying on like this? The child isn't asleep. She is just asleep." 40.] But the people laughed at Him.
After Jesus had sent them all out of the house, he took the girl's father and mother and his three disciples and went to where she was. 41-42.] He took the twelve year old girl by the hand and  said, "Talitha, koum!" which means little girl, get up! The girl got right up and started walking around.
Everyone was greatly suprised.
43.] But Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone what happened. Then he said, "Give her something to eat."
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MARK 6:1-6
1.] JESUS left and returned to His hometown with his disciples. 2.] The next Sabbath He taught in the Jewish meeting place. Many of the people who heard him were amazed and asked, "How can he do all this? Where does He get such wisdom and the power to work these miracles? 3.] Isn't He the carpenter, the son of Mary? Aren't James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon his brothers? Don't His sisters still live here in this town?" The people were unhappy because of what He was doing.
4.] But Jesus said, "Prophets are honored by everyone, except the people of their hometown and their relatives and their own family." 5.] Jesus could not work any miracles there except to heal a few sick people by placing His hands on them. 6.] Jesus was suprised that the people did not have any faith.
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anonymous  August 04, 2008 11:45 AM

MARK 6:6-12
6.] JESUS taught in all the neighboring villages. 7.] Then he called together his twelve apostles and sent them out two by two with power over evil spirits. 8.] He told them, "You may take along a walking stick, but don't take any food or a traveling bag or any money. 9.] It's alright to wear sandles but don't take along a change of clothes. 10.] When you are welcome into a home, stay there until you leave that town. 11.] If any place won't welcome you or listen to your message, leave and shake the dust from your feet as a warning to them."
12.] The apostles left and started telling everyone to turn to God. 13.] They forced out many demons, and healed alot of sick people by putting olive oil on them.
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MARK 6:14-29
14.] JESUS became so well known that that Herod the ruler heard about Him. Some people heard that he was John the Baptist, who had come back to life with power to work miracles. 15.] Others thought he was Elijah or some other prophet who had lived long ago. 16.] But when Herod heard about Jesus, he said, "This must be John! I had his head cut off and now he has come back to life."
17.]- 18.]  Herod had earlier married Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. But John had told him it isn't right for you to take your brothers wife!" So in order to please Herodias, Herod arrested John and put him in prison.
19.] Herodias had a grudge against John and wanted to kill him. But she couldn't do it 20.] because Herod was afraid of John and protected him. He knew that John was a good and holy man. Even though Herod was confused by what John said, he was glad to listen to him and he often did.
21.] Finally Herodias got her chance when Herod gave a great birthday celebration for himself and invited his officials, his army officers, and the leaders of Galilee. 22.] The daughter of Herodias came in and danced for Herod and his guests. She pleased them so much that Herod said, "Ask for anything, and it's yours. 23.] I swear that I will give you as much as half my Kingdom, if you want it.
24.] The girl left and asked her mother, "What do you think I should ask for?"
Her mother answered, "The head of John the Baptist!"
25.] The girl hurried back and told Herod, "Right now on a platter I want the head of John the Baptist!"
26.] The King was very sorry for what he had said. But he did not want to break the promise he had made in front of his guests. 27.] At once he ordered the guard to cut off John's head there in prison. 28.] The guard put his head on a platter and took it to the girl. Then she gave it to her mother.
29.] When John's followers learned that he had been killed, they took his body and put it in a tomb.
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MARK 6:30-44
30.] AFTER  the Apostles returned to Jesus, they told Him everything they had done and taught, 31.] But so many people were coming and going that the Apostles did not even have a chance to eat. Then Jesus said, "Lets go to a place where we can be alone and get some rest."  32.] They left in a boat for a place where they could be alone. 33.] But  many people saw them leave and figured out where they were going. So people from every town ran on ahead and got there first.
34.] When Jesus got out of the boat he saw the large crowd that was like sheep without a shepherd. He felt sorry for the people and started teaching them many things.
35,] That evening the disciples came to Jesus and said, "This place is like a desert, and it is already late. 36.] Let the crowds leave, so they can go to the farms and villages near here and buy something to eat."
37.] Jesus replied, "You give them something to eat."
But they asked Him, "Don't you know that it would take almost a year's wages to buy all these people something to eat?"
38.] Then Jesus said, "How much bread do you have? Go and see!"
They found out and answered, "We have five small loafs of bread and two fish."  39.] Jesus told His disciples to have the people sit down on the green grass. 40.] They sat down in groups of a hundred and groups of fifty.
41.] Jesus took the five loafs and the two fish. He looked up towards heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and handed it to the disciples to give to the people. He also divided the two fish, so that everyone could have some.
42.] After everyone had eaten all they wanted, 43.] Jesus disciples picked up twelve large baskets of leftover bread and fish.
44.] There were five thousand men who ate the food.
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anonymous  August 31, 2008 12:35 PM

MARK 6:45-52
45.] Right away, Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and start back across to
Bethsaida. But he stayed until he had sent the crowds away. 46.] Then he told them good-bye and went up on the mountainside to pray.
47.] Later that evening he was still there by himself, and the boat was somewhere in the middle of the lake. 48.] He could see that the disciples were struggling hard, because they were rowing against the wind.  Not long before morning Jesus came towards them. He was walking on the water and was about to pass the boat.
49.] When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the water they thought he was a ghost, and they started screaming. 50.] All of them saw Him and were terrified. But at that time he said, "Don't worry. I am Jesus. Don't be afraid."  He then got into the boat with them, and the wind died down down. 51.] Their minds were closed, and they could not understand the true meaning of the loaves of bread.
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anonymous  October 07, 2008 5:28 PM

MARK 6:53-56
53.] Jesus and His disciples crossed the lake and brought the boat to shore near the town of Gennesaret. 54.] As soon as they got out of the boat, the people recognized Jesus. 55.] So they ran all over that part of the country to bring sick people to Him on mats. They brought them each time they heard where He was. 56.] In every village or farm or marketplace where Jesus went, the people brought their sick to Him, 57.] They begged Him to let them just touch His clothes, and everyone who did was healed.
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anonymous  October 07, 2008 6:02 PM

Mark 7:1-13
1.] Some Pharisees and several teachers of the Law of Moses from Jerusalem came and gathered around Jesus. 2.] They noticed that some of the disciples ate without first washing their hands.
3.] The Pharisees and many others obey the teachings of their ancestors. They always wash their hands in the proper way.  4.] None of them will eat the food that they have bought in the market until it is washed. They also follow a lot of  other teachings such as washing cups, pitchers and bowls.
5.] The Pharisees and teachers asked Jesus, "Why don't your disciples obey what our ancestors taught us to do? Why do they eat with out washing their hands?"
6.] Jesus replied,
     You are nothing but show-offs! The prophet Isaiah was right when he wrote that God had said,
           "All of you praise me
              with your words,
              but you never really
               think about me.
              7.] It is useless for you
               to worship me,
               when you teach rules
                made of by humans."
8.] You disobey God's commands in order to obey what humans have taught. 9.] You are good at rejecting God's commands so that you can follow your own teachings. 10.] Didn't Moses command you to respect your father and mother? Didn't he tell you to put to death all those who curse their  parents? 11.] But you let people get by without helping their parents when they should.You let them say that what they own has been offered to God. 12.] You won't let those people help their parents. 13.] And you ignore God's command in order to follow your own teaching. You do alot of other things that are just as bad.
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anonymous  October 07, 2008 6:11 PM

PEACE AND GRACE IN THE NAME OF JESUS!

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