• A Generation That Sought a Sign

    Mark 8:11–13

    Matthew Henry comments on today’s passage that “if [unbelievers] will not be convinced, they shall not.” Nothing we can do or say can convince those who have hardened their hearts to believe in Christ. Their opposition is moral and spiritual, ...Read More

  • The Faith of a Gentile Woman

    Mark 7:27–30

    In today’s passage, the Syrophoenician woman is happy to get the “crumbs of the kingdom.” Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary Mark: “The good news is that in the overflow of mercy and grace that comes to us ...Read More

  • Healings in Gennesaret

    Mark 6:53–56

    We must take care not to view Jesus merely as a miracle-worker whose purpose is always to restore us physically. Nevertheless, we must believe that Christ can heal us when we seek His face. Of course, He has the sovereign ...Read More

  • The Obstacle of Unbelief

    Mark 6:5-6

    Our sovereign Lord heals according to His will. That means faith is not an absolute condition for divine healing. Although God often heals those who trust that He will do so, sometimes He chooses not to heal those who have ...Read More

  • The Laugh of Unbelief

    Mark 5:35-40a

    The type of persevering faith to which we are called is the faith that keeps its eyes on God and His promises. Unbelief scoffs at the Lord’s claims, but His people know that there is nothing surer than His Word. ...Read More

  • A Healing in the Crowd

    Mark 5:24b-29

    When we first come to faith in Christ, our theology may be filled with many errors. Over time as God matures us, however, these errors are corrected, and we grow in our knowledge of what is true and right. Let ...Read More

  • Jesus Ceases a Storm

    Mark 4:35–40

    Part of the good news of the gospel is that it is not the strength of our faith that saves us but rather the Object of our faith. Our trust is often weak, and we sometimes fail to believe that ...Read More

  • More to Those Who Have

    Mark 4:24–25

    God blesses us with the light of the revelation of His kingdom not so that we can be indifferent to it but so that we will respond to it in faith. However, He will not offer the kingdom to us ...Read More

  • The Path and Rocky Soil

    Mark 4:13—17

    In his sermon “The Seed upon Stony Ground,” C.H. Spurgeon notes that persecution can come in many forms, including the assaults of skeptics. He laments that “many hearers and receivers of the word have been destroyed by critical infidels. ...Read More

  • The Resurrection and the Life

    John 11:1-44

    The response of the Pharisees and the chief priests to Jesus is a powerful reminder that intellectual knowledge is not enough for salvation. These leaders did not dispute the reality of Jesus’ signs. Instead, they knew the signs and what ...Read More

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