(8 July 2018)

Ezekiel 2:1–5; Ps. 123:1-4; 2 Corinthians 12:1–10; Mark 6:1–13

Entrance: LSB 836 O God of Light

Of the Day: LSB 839 O Christ, Our True and Only Light

Offertory: LSB 612 As Rebels, Lord, Who Foolishly Have Wandered

Distribution: LSB 856 O Christ, Who Called the Twelve;

LSB 728 How Firm a Foundation

Closing: LSB 965 God Bless Our Native Land

The Ministers of Christ Are Sent with His Authority to Forgive Sins and Give Life

The prophet Ezekiel was raised up by the Spirit of the Lord and sent to speak an unpopular Word to the rebellious house of Israel. As a prophet, he was not to speak his own word, but to preach the Law and the Gospel: “Thus says the Lord God,” whether the people “hear or refuse to hear” (Ezek. 2:4–5). So, too, in the footsteps of the prophets before Him, the Lord Jesus “went about among the villages teaching” (Mark 6:6). In His hometown, as elsewhere, “many who heard him were astonished,” marveling at His wisdom and at the “mighty works done by his hands,” and yet “they took offense at him” (Mark 6:2–3). The offense culminates in His cross, which is, ironically, the heart and center of His “authority over the unclean spirits” (Mark 6:7). It is by that authority of His cross that those He sends preach repentance, “cast out many demons” and heal the sick (Mark 6:12–13). Thus, the apostle Paul boasts in the cross of Christ and in his own weaknesses, knowing that God’s grace is sufficient and that the power of Christ “is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor. 12:8–9).


Dr. Martin Luther:


 “The sea swells when it is tossed by the wind and storms, and by its swirling billows it threatens the dike, as it were, or the shore surrounding it, just as though it were about to flow out over all the lands of the earth. ‘But I have set a limit for it,’ says God. So the shore does not fear the threats and the swelling of the sea. In this way the devil rises up against the church and hurls dire threats at the godly and stirs up violence and destruction for them. But He who has set a limit for the sea calms also these billows so that Satan cannot rage according to his liking.” Luther’s Works 6:38

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Worldview Everlasting – Greek Tuesday - Mark 6:1-13 - Everlasting Extras

Greek Tuesday covers Mark 6:1-13 and Jesus sending out the 12 disciples.

We continue our break as Pastor Fisk transitions to his new call in North Dakota and Peter welcomes Atlee Elisabeth into his family. But we still have videos!

Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost 7 - Series B - Mark 6:1–13 with Dr. John G. Nordling

Dr. John G. Nordling, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.

Mark 6:1-13 (SBLGNT)

Καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἐκεῖθεν, καὶ ⸀ἔρχεται εἰς τὴν πατρίδα αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἀκολουθοῦσιν αὐτῷ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ.

2 καὶ γενομένου σαββάτου ἤρξατο ⸂διδάσκειν ἐν τῇ συναγωγῇ⸃· καὶ ⸀οἱ πολλοὶ ἀκούοντες ἐξεπλήσσοντο λέγοντες· Πόθεν τούτῳ ταῦτα, καὶ τίς ἡ σοφία ἡ δοθεῖσα ⸀τούτῳ, καὶ ⸀αἱ δυνάμεις τοιαῦται διὰ τῶν χειρῶν αὐτοῦ ⸀γινόμεναι;

3 οὐχ οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ τέκτων, ὁ υἱὸς ⸀τῆς Μαρίας ⸂καὶ ἀδελφὸς⸃ Ἰακώβου καὶ ⸀Ἰωσῆτος καὶ Ἰούδα καὶ Σίμωνος; καὶ οὐκ εἰσὶν αἱ ἀδελφαὶ αὐτοῦ ὧδε πρὸς ἡμᾶς; καὶ ἐσκανδαλίζοντο ἐν αὐτῷ.

4 ⸂καὶ ἔλεγεν⸃ αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς ὅτι Οὐκ ἔστιν προφήτης ἄτιμος εἰ μὴ ἐν τῇ πατρίδι αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν τοῖς ⸂συγγενεῦσιν αὐτοῦ⸃ καὶ ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ αὐτοῦ.

5 καὶ οὐκ ἐδύνατο ἐκεῖ ⸂ποιῆσαι οὐδεμίαν δύναμιν⸃, εἰ μὴ ὀλίγοις ἀρρώστοις ἐπιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας ἐθεράπευσεν·

6 καὶ ⸀ἐθαύμαζεν διὰ τὴν ἀπιστίαν αὐτῶν.

Καὶ περιῆγεν τὰς κώμας κύκλῳ διδάσκων.

7 καὶ προσκαλεῖται τοὺς δώδεκα, καὶ ἤρξατο αὐτοὺς ἀποστέλλειν δύο δύο, καὶ ἐδίδου αὐτοῖς ἐξουσίαν τῶν πνευμάτων τῶν ἀκαθάρτων,

8 καὶ παρήγγειλεν αὐτοῖς ἵνα μηδὲν αἴρωσιν εἰς ὁδὸν εἰ μὴ ῥάβδον μόνον, μὴ ⸂ἄρτον, μὴ πήραν⸃, μὴ εἰς τὴν ζώνην χαλκόν,

9 ἀλλὰ ὑποδεδεμένους σανδάλια, καὶ μὴ ⸀ἐνδύσησθε δύο χιτῶνας.

10 καὶ ἔλεγεν αὐτοῖς· Ὅπου ⸀ἐὰν εἰσέλθητε εἰς οἰκίαν, ἐκεῖ μένετε ἕως ἂν ἐξέλθητε ἐκεῖθεν.

11 καὶ ⸂ὃς ἂν τόπος μὴ δέξηται⸃ ὑμᾶς μηδὲ ἀκούσωσιν ὑμῶν, ἐκπορευόμενοι ἐκεῖθεν ἐκτινάξατε τὸν χοῦν τὸν ὑποκάτω τῶν ποδῶν ὑμῶν εἰς μαρτύριον ⸀αὐτοῖς.

12 Καὶ ἐξελθόντες ⸀ἐκήρυξαν ἵνα ⸀μετανοῶσιν,

13 καὶ δαιμόνια πολλὰ ἐξέβαλλον, καὶ ἤλειφον ἐλαίῳ πολλοὺς ἀρρώστους καὶ ἐθεράπευον.

Literal Translation

Mark 6:1–13

(1)  And He went out from there and came into His native-place. And His disciples followed Him.

(2)  And when the sabbath day had come, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many hearing Him, were astonished, saying, Where does this one get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to him, that even such mighty works are done by his hands?

(3)  Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at Him.

(4)  But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his native-place, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

(5)  And He could do no work of power there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick ones, He healed them.

(6)  And He marveled because of their unbelief. And He went around the villages, in a circuit, teaching.

(7)  And He called the Twelve and began to send them out by two and two. And He gave them authority over unclean spirits,

(8)  and commanded them that they take nothing in the way, except only a staff; no bag, no bread, no copper in the belt,

(9)  but tying on sandals, and not to put on two tunics.

(10)  And He said to them, Wherever you enter into a house, abide there until you depart from that place.

(11)  And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart from there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

(12)  And they went out and proclaimed that men should repent.

(13)  And they cast out many demons, and anointed many who were sick with oil, and healed them.

Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.