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Two Resurrections - by Michael Phillips
Study in Mark - Part 9
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Mark 5:21-43
Apr 26, 2009 am - Today, with God's blessing, we will continue our study of Mark's Gospel. The second half of chapter five is both a climax of what came before it and a hint of better things to come. What's it about? Life from the Dead. The theme should not surprise us because the stories are in the Bible, and Life from the Dead is what the Bible is about. Think about it. In chapters one and two of the Bible, we have the world brimming with life, plant, animal, and human life-all sharing in the Life of God. In chapter three the True Life of God was lost to the world, not because He took it away from us, but because Adam and Eve rejected it in favor of the phony life Satan offered them in its place. This might have been the end of the story, but it wasn't, because God did not leave things as they were. That very day, He set about restoring the Life we lost and He will keep it up until the Life forfeited in Eden is regained for the whole universe- The whole creation groans and labors in birth pangs until now-Paul says, and not in vain, for-the creation itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 'Corruption' stands for slow decay wearing ... More >>>

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