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Gospel Questions. 6 – Why couldn’t we drive it out?

‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’  Mark 9:28 This question follows an incident where a father brings his son to the disciples and asks them to heal the boy, because Jesus is away on the mount of transfiguration. They fail, but fortunately Jesus returns at the opportune moment and heals

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Gospel Questions. 5 – When will this happen?

‘When will this happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?’  Matthew 24:3 This is a big question! Actually it’s two questions, ‘when’ and ‘what’; the first is a response to Jesus saying that the temple will be completely destroyed, and

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Gospel Questions.3 – What do You want with us?

‘What do You want with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torture us before the appointed time?’  Matthew 8:29 Are these the ravings of mentally ill outcasts, or do they represent something more? Without trying to explain or rationalise the finer points of this encounter, let’s take

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Gospel Questions. 2 – Why can’t I follow You now?

‘Lord, why can’t I follow You now?’  John 13:37 We are used to thinking about Jesus saying, ‘Follow me’, and in a broad sense that is exactly what we are called to do. But there are occasions when God’s will for us is not what we expect. In this passage,

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