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The New Man MANIFEST (Mark 7:31-37)Erik DiVietro, 31 July, 2016
Part of the Only Human series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Only Human series, part 9.
ADD Cultural Meanderings: “The Curse of the Bambino” is far more fascinatingly nuanced than you probably knew, including that the term itself was not in common use until 1990.
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31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” (ESV)