Jesus is Astonishing (Part 2) (Mark 7:31-37)

Tony FelichTony Felich, October 9, 2011
Part of the Exposition of The Gospel of Mark series, preached at a Morning Worship service

Along with fulfilling ancient prophecy, Jesus healing the deaf, mute man shows how healing (physical or spiritual) comes.

I. Dependence upon God

II. Compassion for the broken human condition

III. A caring touch

IV. The Word of God


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Mark 7:31-37

31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” (ESV)

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