#HandWritingTheWord : The Unnoticed Miracles

In the book of Mark, we read about how Jesus fed five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, a task impossible with man alone (Mark 6:30-44). Following this passage we come to Jesus walking on the sea and the reaction of His disciples. Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He sent the multitude away. And when He had sent them away, He departed to the mountain to pray. Now when evening came, the boat was in […]

Continue Reading

#HandWritingTheWord : Shake It Off

And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits. He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts— but to wear sandals, and not to put on two tunics. Also He said to them, “In whatever place you enter a house, stay there till you depart from that place. And whoever will not receive you nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your […]

Continue Reading

#HandWritingTheWord : Measured To You

Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.” (Mark 4:24-25 NKJV) Do you have measuring cups in your kitchen? I’m sure you do, and I’m sure you know that measuring cups come in different sizes.  I have some in my kitchen as small as 1/8 cups and I […]

Continue Reading

#HandWritingTheWord : Questioning Jesus

While reading the second chapter of Mark, I noticed a certain behavior of the scribes and the Pharisees. They questioned Jesus repeatedly. Secretly, in their hearts, the scribes questioned His authority: When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (‭Mark‬ ‭2‬:‭5-7‬ NKJV) The scribes and Pharisees question His followers: Now it happened, as He was dining in Levi’s house, that many […]

Continue Reading

#HandWritingTheWord: Jesus Cleanses the Leper

Click here for more on #HandWritingTheWord. Now a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. And He strictly warned him and sent him away at once, and said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself […]

Continue Reading

#HandWritingTheWord : For This Purpose

Click here for more on #HandWritingTheWord. As I wrote through the first chapter of Mark the first thing that caught my attention was the use of the word immediately. It is used 8 times in the chapter. The second thing to cautch my attention was this verse: But He said to them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because for this purpose I have come forth.” ~ Mark 1:38 In the previous verse (Mark 1:37) we are told that everyone was looking for Him, which to me implies that the […]

Continue Reading

#HandWritingTheWord : The Double Dog Dirty Dare

Recently Andy Ziesemer of The New Divide “double dog dirty” dared his twitter followers to hand write the word starting with the Book of Mark. Yes, that’s right, write it out, not just read it through. I have decided to accept this dare and have written out the first chapter and started the second. I am already seeing the Word in a whole new way. Things that once confused me are becoming clear and other things that I never saw before are jumping off the page, all by the power of the Holy Spirit, of course. […]

Continue Reading