Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Great Faith

    After He had finished all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum… a centurion had a servant…at the point of death…elders of the Jews, asking Him to…heal his servant…the centurion sent friends, saying…, “Lord, do not trouble yourself…For I too am a man set under authority…When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, […]

  • Missions

    These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “…go rather to the lost sheep of…Israel. And proclaim, “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons…And, if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town. Truly, I say […]

  • No Shepherd

    And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the […]

  • Over Death

    While He [Jesus] was saying these things to them (John the Baptist’s disciples), behold, a ruler came in and knelt before Him, saying, “My daughter has just died…lay your hand on her…she will live…Jesus…followed him…behold, a woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came…touched…His garment…the woman was made well. And when Jesus came […]

  • Sermon on the Mount

    Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven…And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And, when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites…Do not be like them, for your […]

  • Sabbath Works

    On a Sabbath…going through the grain fields…plucked and ate some…grain…the Pharisees said, “Why are you doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” And Jesus answered…, “Have you not read what David did…he entered the house of God and…ate the bread…not lawful for any…And He said to them, “The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” On another Sabbath, He […]

  • The Confronter

    …the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to His [Jesus’] disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” They (the […]

  • Sovereign Healer

    While…[Jesus] was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy…begged Him, “Lord, if You will, You can make me clean…Jesus…touched him, saying, “I will; be clean…[Jesus] charged him to tell no one…even more the report about Him went abroad, and great crowds gathered…to be healed…But, He would withdraw to desolate places and pray…[Jesus] was teaching…some men were […]

  • Following and Sovereignty

    …a scribe…said to Him [Jesus], “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go…Another…said to Him, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father…And Jesus said…, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.” And when He got into the boat, His disciples followed…there arose a great storm…the boat…swamped…but He was asleep. And they…woke him, saying, “Save us, […]

  • The Healer

    And He [Jesus] went down to Capernaum…teaching…and they were astonished…for His word possessed Authority…And…there was a man who had…an unclean demon, and he cried out…But Jesus rebuked him…he came out…having done him no harm…And reports about Him went out into every place…And He [Jesus]…entered Simon’s house… Simon’s mother-in-law was ill…He stood over her and rebuked the fever… she rose and […]

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