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They went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons and anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
Jesus returns to Nazareth and teaches in the synagogue. The amazement of the townspeople turns to resentment and anger. Consequently Jesus is not able to do many miracles there except to heal a few people.
Jesus then moves from village to village. He sends out the Twelve in pairs. They are not to take any extra clothes. When they go to a house they are to stay there until they leave that town.
The disciples go out and preach a gospel of repentance. They heal many sick people and drive out demons.
Armed with only a partial understanding of the gospel, the disciples were effective in telling people about the kingdom. Although they were not yet filled with the Holy Spirit, they carried the authority and grace of Jesus to expel demons and heal the sick.
If they could do so much with so little, what can we do who know about the cross and resurrection, and who have been baptised in the Holy Spirit?
What is holding me back?
Make me bold, Lord, in telling others about you and in healing the sick. I renounce all fear today in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
There is an old proverb that says "Before you pull down a fence find out why it was put there."
In the same sex "marriage" controversy, the proponents of redefining marriage have assumed that now we are all progressive and have mobile phones, we must therefore be much wiser than those who went before.
The Marriage Act specifies that " marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life." It also specifies that only certain men and women can be married: normally only those over the age of 18 can marry, and close relatives are not allowed to marry.
Those who want to change the Marriage Act to say that any two people can marry should also consider other changes that will follow.
Why limit marriage to two people? Why not three? If three, why not four or five or twenty? After all who are we to limit who people can love?
Why should marriage be limited to people of a certain age? After all, 14 year-olds fall in love. Organisations such as the North American Man Boy Love Association would love to make an argument for reducing the age of marriage, as would several Muslim groups representing people who come from cultures where there is either no minimum age or else a very low age.
I have to confess that I love two women in addition to my wife- both of them are life long relationships. So it seems unfair to me that the law prohibits me from marrying either my mother or my daughter.
What's with the voluntary bit? You've never heard of a shotgun wedding? ISIS and Boko Haram lead the way here. Why not buy a slave/wife for $20 at the market? It would save all that awkwardness with dating. Arranged marriages could be the next big thing and are very popular in some places.
People will argue that these are ridiculous suggestions. Just 20 years ago nobody took the idea of gay "marriage" seriously. In fact gay activists said they were not interested in what they now call "marriage equality."
Others will say this is the slippery slope argument as if that makes it irrelevant. Just one week after the U.S. Supreme Court decision, a married man has applied for a marriage licence to marry another woman. It's only a matter of time before others push their own angle on this. It's not so much of a slippery slope as an invitation for everyone to push the boundaries further.
When you move that fence, it becomes really hard to re-establish the boundaries. All of the arguments used to justify same sex "marriage" can equally be used for any other changes particular groups might want to make.
Before we rush to move the fence we might like to think about why it is there.
Why is marriage the one type of relationship that Governments regulate closely?
When we work that one out we can start thinking sensibly about who marriage is for and move past sentimental notions about romantic love.
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