Crowds and sandwiches

In the Gospel of Mark we are treated to a rather brilliant example of the Markan sandwich – two inter-related stories that provide flavour, texture and context to each other to highlight the power of the kingdom of God that breaks into our existence through the ministry of Jesus. The woman suffering with the hemorrhage for twelve years and the twelve-year-old daughter of Jairus are both fearful, suffering, in need of healing and salvation, and both are supported by faith in the midst of a crowd that has other ideas and does not share in the same faith.

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Recorded at StPaul’s, 10am (11’22”)
Sunday 13B

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