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Mark 3:20-35

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BIBLE PASSAGE — and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered. “Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.” Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” — Proper 5, Series B


  1. Mark Southard — 2083 days ago #

    Dear James,
    Just a note of appreciation for your work! You always have an interesting take on the week’s lectionary passage and have occasionally even inspired a part of the sermon!

    I have added your weekly strip to our church webpage at I hope the attribution is correct, if not, let me know and I’ll get it fixed. Would you please consider adding the lead-in line above your strip to the permalink, it’s adds a lot to the strip!

    By the way, your email ( seems to be out of service.

    Grace and Peace
    Mark Southard
    Pastor, 1st Presbyterian Church, Newkirk Oklahoma

  2. Jim — 2083 days ago #

    Hey Pastor Mark,
    Thanks for the shout out.

    The attribution looks great. I’ll have to talk with my web guy about the lead in line on the permalink. I appreciate the encouragement
    We’re in the process of sorting out the problem with the email address

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