Gospel Of Mark Themes

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When it comes to the Bible there are many themes that are expressed throughout it. The visibility of many themes is especially true when it comes to the Gospels, and in this case in particular the Gospel of Mark. There were many themes within this Gospel, but the one that stuck out the most was Jesus as Healer. This is seen first in Mark 1:23-26 and continues all the way to Mark 16:9. This is expressed in three main ways, when Jesus heals the ill, when he frees people of demons, and when he heals the people who are disabled and injured. To begin with lets, focus on Jesus as a healer to the ill. There are three passages throughout the whole gospel that show Jesus healing someone who is ill. When thinking of someone healing another, the first …show more content…
In this section a father comes to Jesus and ask him to come heal his daughter who is dying. Jesus goes with the father and as they are walking to the house there is a crowd of people who are following them, in this crowd there is a sick woman who thought if she could just touch the clothing of Jesus, she would be healed if her sickness, this woman got close enough to touch his clothes and because of her just touching him she was healed. By the time that the father and Jesus arrive at the house, it is said that the daughter had passed away. Jesus just said that the girl was sleeping, so he reached out his hand and told the girl to get up, and she did. In this section is shows two different ways the Jesus is the healer. The first way is that by the woman just touching the clothes of Jesus she was healed, and the other was by just reaching out his hand to the girl and telling her to get up. In all three situations that have been mentioned they would not have happened today, it would need the assistance of medical care if it was not too …show more content…
Out of these three different types of people that Jesus has healed, this is the one that shows up most of all throughout the Gospel of Mark. In one particular situation, which is in Mark 7:32-35, Jesus takes a deaf and mute man away from the crowd and puts his fingers into the man’s ears, he also spit and touched the man’s tongue. After that was done Jesus looked up to the heavens and said “Ephphatha” which means be open. Once this was all done the man was able to speak and hear with ease. Normally there wouldn’t be any cure to help someone who can’t hear and speak, sadly they would just have to live with it, but because of Jesus, as healer this is not the case and the man was granted a miracle; just by the touch and words of Jesus.
Another example of Jesus healing a disabled person is as followed, “Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, ‘Stand up in front of everyone.’… ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored” (Mark 3:3-5). In this situation Jesus did not touch the man whatsoever, just asked him to do simple things such as standing up and stretching out the injured hand, and yet this man was healed. Once again this is something that normally would not have been able to be done, and yet because of Jesus it was

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