Christ came to set God's people free from disobedience, disease, and death -- and each of the miracle events was not a "faith-healing" but rather a battle won, in which Jesus provided a cure from something for something. That's the compelling theme of this fascinating study of ten miracle stories from the gospel of Mark featured in Cycle B of the Revised Common Lectionary. Whether you're a busy pastor, church school teacher, discussion leader, or just an interested Bible student, "There Are Demons In The Sea" offers valuable and superbly organized background information -- Hoefler's scholarship, perceptive insight, and potent illustrative material make this volume an invaluable aid to preaching preparation or scriptural study.
Chapter titles include:
- The Gordian Knot -- Mark 1:21-28
- The Miracle Of Forgiveness -- Mark 2:1-12
- There Are Demons In The Sea -- Mark 4:35-41
- The Good Grocer -- Mark 6:30-44
- An Exile Of Silence Set Free -- Mark 7:31-37
... and more
Richard Carl Hoefler is a former Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Preaching and Worship at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. The author of ten books, Hoefler is a graduate of Wittenberg University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Oxford University.