by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program, "We Believe"
Program #126, CT #208222

Mark 7:24-37

In this chapter in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus deals with two different
individuals, and in it, teaches us a wonderful lesson. Verse 24 and following:
And from there He arose and went away to the region of
Tyre. And when He had entered a house, He wanted no one to
know of it; yet He could not escape notice.
But after hearing of Him, a woman whose little daughter
had an unclean spirit, immediately came and fell at His feet.
Now the woman was a Gentile, of the Syro-Phoenician race.
And she kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
And He was saying to her, "Let the children be satisfied
first, for it is not good to take the children's bread
and throw it to the dogs."
But she answered and said to Him, "Yes, Lord, but even
the dogs under the table feed on the children's crumbs."
And He said to her, "Because of this answer, go your way;
the demon has gone out of your daughter."
And going back to her home, she found the child lying
on the bed, the demon having departed.
And again He went out from the region of Tyre, and came
to Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, within the region of
And they brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with
difficulty, and they entreated Him to lay His hand upon him.
And He took him aside from the multitude by himself, and
put His fingers into his ears, and after spitting, He touched
his tongue with the saliva;
And looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He said to
him, "Ephphatha!" that is, "Be opened!" And his ears were
opened, and the impediment of his tongue was removed, and
he began speaking plainly.
And He gave them orders not to tell anyone; but the
more He ordered them, the more widely they continued to proclaim
it. And they were utterly astonished saying, "He has done all
things well; He m ...

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