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Bible Book: Mark / Markus Chapter: 6 Verse: 1 – 6 Text: Mark 6: 1-6 People who are affected by HIV and AIDS may have one big fear in common: That people will put them in a box. And that there will be a name on that box. And that this would be a hurtful […]

Submitted by Visitor (not verified) on Tue, 03/07/2012 – 10:09 Year B (2011-2012) Bible Book: Mark / Markus Chapter: 6 Verse: 1 – 6 Text: Mark 6: 1-6 People who are affected by HIV and AIDS may have one big fear in common: That people will put them in a box. And that there will […]

Submitted by Jan on Tue, 23/10/2018 – 00:55 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Year B (2017-2018) Bible Book: Mark Chapter: 10 Verse: 46 – 52 The blind man in our text is obstinate. He does not want to hear. He does not listen when people tell him not to bother Jesus. It is hope that makes […]

Submitted by Jan on Tue, 16/10/2018 – 10:15 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Year B (2017-2018) Bible Book: Mark Chapter: 10 Verse: 46 – 52 As churches we often engage in benevolent ministries, from soup kitchens to taking care of people who are in need, the indigent, those in prisons and others who are sick. In […]

Submitted by Lyn on Wed, 10/08/2016 – 21:34 Bible Book: Mark Chapter: 10 Verse: 46 – 52 What do you want me to do for you? Have you heard this question in the last few weeks: “What do you want me to do?” Somebody who asked you what kind of help you need and what […]

Submitted by Jan on Tue, 19/06/2018 – 08:40 Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Year B (2017-2018) Bible Book: Mark Chapter: 4 Verse: 35 – 41 For seamen, the danger of storms is as real as the waters upon which they float. While they do all they can to prepare for the storms, preparation does not stop […]

Submitted by Jan on Tue, 23/01/2018 – 09:45 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Year B (2017-2018) Bible Book: Mark Chapter: 1 Verse: 29 – 39 The gospel according to Mark is the oldest story in the New Testament, Mark starts with a prologue and continues sharing several of the healing wonders. Within this particular part […]

Submitted by Jan on Mon, 10/09/2018 – 19:25 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Year B (2017-2018) Bible Book: Mark Chapter: 8 Verse: 27 – 38 I was once asked if the ultimate purpose of my work was not to “inspire people to stay HIV free?” Although I can see the nobleness in the question and how […]

Submitted by Jan on Tue, 28/11/2017 – 09:57 First Sunday of Advent, 3 December 2017 Year A (2016-2017) Bible Book: Mark Chapter: 13 Verse: 24 – 37 Many pages have been written trying to determine who Mark writes to. Is Mark writing for a congregation before or after the fall of Jerusalem, when Christians fled […]

Submitted by Jan on Tue, 02/10/2018 – 16:21 20th Sunday after Pentecost Year B (2017-2018) Bible Book: Mark Chapter: 10 Verse: 2 – 16 Your Message title: What could possibly be the link between these two portions of Scripture: Jesus giving an explanation about marriage and divorce (Mark 10:2-12), and Jesus inviting children to Himself […]