Christ in the Bible: Mark’s Gospel

Christ in Mark’s *Gospel

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

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Keith Simons

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Mark chapter 2

Old and new things

Verses 21-22

God sent Jesus with an important message. That message is for everyone. But many people are not ready to believe it.

If people already have their own ideas about God, often they do not want to believe something new. Old thoughts seem right. New ideas seem dangerous.

That happened to many *Pharisees. They had all their old rules. So they did not want to believe Jesus’ message.

The person who wants to believe God must become like a little child. Then that person is ready to learn the new things that God is teaching. For example, that person cannot continue to rule his own life. He must start to obey God. That is a difficult lesson for many people. They do not want to change the things that they do.

In past centuries, glass was very expensive. People used leather to store *wine. They made the leather into a bag that could contain the *wine. But they had to use new leather. *Wine is powerful. It will destroy old leather.

People should not use new cloth to mend old clothes.

Old things and new things have a different nature. God has given something new. We believed many old things before we became Christians. But now God has changed our lives.

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