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

A man who could not hear

Verses 31-37

Jesus continued to travel. A man came who could not hear.

Jesus could not use words to talk to the man. So Jesus could not explain to the man that he should believe God. Instead, Jesus did certain things so that the man would know.

First, Jesus led the man away. So it was clear that he wanted to help the man.

Then Jesus touched the manís ears. So the man knew that Jesus wanted to make the ears well.

Then Jesus took water from his mouth. Doctors used water from their mouths. They used it with their medicine. Jesus was not making any medicine. But he was explaining that he was able to make the man well.

Next, Jesus looked up. He looked towards Godís home that is called *heaven. So Jesus was showing that God would make the man well.

Immediately, the man was well again. He was able to hear. And he could speak, too.

Godís message is important. When we explain it, people should be able to understand. Sometimes we must learn a new language to speak about God. Sometimes we teach people by the things that we do. Sometimes we must explain in a different way. Jesus did that for this man. We should do the same for other people.

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