Do YOU Believe?

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Yesterday’s selection concluded with Jesus raising a little girl from the dead. As he moved on from there, here’s what happened next:

Two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!”

When he had gone indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”

“Yes, Lord,” they replied.

Faith and Healing

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Jesus and the disciples crossed over the lake again. When they reached the other side, a huge crowd welcomed them.

Two of the most touching scenes in human history were about to occur. Here’s what eyewitnesses reported:

Demons and Pigs

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Yesterday, Jesus calmed the storm. Today, he casts out demons.

Jesus and the disciples sailed across the lake. When they reached the shore, they encountered a demon-possessed man who was notoriously strong, violent and disturbed. He wandered naked among the tombs day and night, crying out and cutting himself with stones.

Here’s what eyewitnesses say happened:

Jesus Calms the Storm

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Today, we come to one of the my absolute all-time favorite Bible stories:

One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s go to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, Jesus fell asleep on a cushion in the stern of the boat.

A furious squall came down on the lake and waves broke over the boat so that it was nearly swamped, and they were in great danger.

The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the raging waters, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the storm subsided, and all was calm.

He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

(Luke 8:22-25; Matthew 8:24-27; Mark 4:35-41)

The Net

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We’re in the midst of looking at some of the most important words ever uttered on this planet: a series of parables in which Jesus reveals the secrets of God’s Kingdom.

Today, we arrive at the last of the kingdom parables:

Hidden Treasure

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We’re in the midst of looking at some of the most important words ever uttered on this planet: a series of parables in which Jesus reveals the secrets of God’s Kingdom.

Here’s today’s parable pair:

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.”

(Matthew 13:44-46)

From the Tiniest of Seeds

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We’re in the midst of looking at some of the most important words ever uttered on this planet: a series of parables in which Jesus reveals the secrets of God’s Kingdom.

Today, we get two parables for the price of one:

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

(Matthew 13:31-33; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-21)