What Jesus Did! 'Everything Is Possible' — Mark 10:26-27

Friday, July 22, 2016

The followers were more amazed and said to each other, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at the followers and said, "This is something that people cannot do themselves. It must come from God. God can do all things."
— Mark 10:26-27
Illustration of Mark 10:26-27 — "Then who can be saved?"   ——   "This is something that people cannot do themselves. It must come from God. God can do all things."

Key Thought

This is true or our faith is really in vain. We have strength beyond human will power, knowledge, or ability. Even more importantly, God through Jesus has covered all of the shortcomings and sins that we have. God is ... and was ... and will be ... God. Nothing is impossible with him!

Today's Prayer

O Father, please make this truth self-evident to those who lead in your churches. I trust that everything is possible with you! In Jesus' name. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

People brought their small children to Jesus, so that Jesus could touch them. But the followers told the people to stop bringing their children to Jesus. Jesus saw what happened. He did not like his followers telling the children not to come. Jesus said to them, "Let the little children come to me. Don't stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to people that are like these little children. I tell you the truth. You must accept the kingdom of God like a little child accepts things, or you will never enter it." Then Jesus held the children in his arms. Jesus put his hands on them and blessed them. Jesus started to leave, but a man ran to him and bowed on his knees before Jesus. The man asked, "Good teacher, what must I do to get the life that never ends?" Jesus answered, "Why do you call me good? No person is good. Only God is good. {But I will answer your question.} You know the commands: 'You must not murder anyone, you must not do the sin of adultery, you must not steal, you must not lie, you must not cheat, you must honor (respect) your father and mother

Mark 10:13-27

Related Scripture Readings

I can do all things through Christ, because he gives me strength.

Philippians 4:13

With God's power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of. To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21

Jesus said to the father, "You said, 'Help him if you can.' All things are possible for the person that believes."

Mark 9:23

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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