19th Sunday after Pentecost

  Pentecost 19.18 “One-Eyed Wonders” Mark 9:38-50 You might recall two Sundays ago we saw and took some (perhaps sinful delight?) in the apostles of our Lord struggling and failing to cast out a demon, even though He’d given them power over all demons to cast them

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18th Sunday after Pentecost

Mark “Apostolic Ineptitude, Revisited” 9:30-37 Maybe you thought last week I was exaggerating the ineptitude of the apostles, just a little bit, for comic effect. I admit I do enjoy the comic effect from focusing on stuff like that, but this week’s Gospel should convince you that

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17th Sunday after Pentecost

Pentecost 17.18 “A Wonderful Way With Demons” Mark 9:14-29 Jesus called 12 guys, a year or two before today’s Gospel, to be His Apostles. “Apostle” is a Greek word that means “one who is sent”. Like an ambassador. You represent the King. Matthew 10 gives the full

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