Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Mark chapter 7

Jesus in Syrophoenicia

Verses 24-30

Jesus did not often leave the country called Israel. God had sent him first to the *Jews, who live in Israel. But God loves the people who live in every country. He wants to help them all. Everybody should believe him. And everybody should obey him.

Everywhere, people have the same troubles. The womanís daughter had a bad *spirit. And the woman was sure that Jesus was able to help the girl.

Jesus wanted to know whether the woman really believed God. So he told her that God had sent him to the *Jews. The *Jews were like Godís children. God knew that they needed help. So God had sent Jesus to them.

It would be easy for the woman to say that all people are Godís children. God made them all. And he loves them all. That is right, but the woman had another answer.

This was her answer. God is good to his children. He gives them everything that they need. But God loves everything that he has made. He even gives good things to those animals that people do not like.

The woman had given a good answer. It was clear that she believed God. And God did help her. Jesus told her that her daughter was well. The bad *spirit had left the girl.

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