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Events in Mark and Mathew
Mark 5:21-43 Jesus Raises a Dead Girl
When Jesus moved away from his hometown, Capernaum, to the other side of the lake, he was
surrounded by a big crowd. The scripture indicates that one of the Synagogue leaders, Jairus
went unto him knelt on his feet and pleaded, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put
your hands on her so that she will be healed and live” (Mark 5:23). Jesus then followed Jairus,
but a large crowd pressed on him; a woman touched his body and was healed. The woman
(Jairus’s daughter) had suffered from hemorrhage for over 12 years and had never been cured.
Jesus then asked who had touched him, and noticed it was the woman; she came unto him and
fell at his feet; but he told her she was healed because of her faith.
In this event, role of Jesus was to heal the sick and spread the word of God. He followed
Jairus to go heal his daughter, and as soon as she touched her, he told her, “Daughter, your faith
has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering” (Mark 5:34). Through his miracle,
the people learnt about God’s existence even though they doubted the powers that Jesus had
claiming that it is only God who can heal. In the event, the woman healed by Jesus has a key
role; she proves the significance of faith. Because she believed in the power of God through
Jesus Christ, her sins were forgiven. One of the lessons learnt about discipleship is that one must
be a believer just like Jairus and the daughter. All disciples should also be ready to follow Jesus
and his teachings; this could be seen in Jairus and the disciples. Humans have no power as the
son of God; it is only Jesus who can perform miracles. Through the script, it is also clear that
humans are sinners; only through repentance and believing that they can be cleansed.
Mark 9:14-29 Jesus Heals a Demon-possessed Boy
While Jesus and his disciples joined a crowd, a man shouted, telling Jesus that his son was
possessed by a demon which threw him down with an aim of killing him. Jesus then asked them
to bring the boy to him, and he witnessed how the evil spirit possessed the boy. He asked how
long the boy had been in the condition which he learnt that it began since he was little. He then
commanded the evil, “Listen, you spirit that makes this boy unable to hear and speak, I
command you to come out of this child and never enter him again!” (Mark 9:25). The evil spirit
left the boy, leaving the crowd shocked. The disciples then questioned why they could not
perform similar miracles; but Jesus told them than only prayers could warrant such powers.
In the event, Jesus’ role is to make people believe in God through him; he manages to
heal a demon-possessed boy by commanding the evil spirit to leave. He could, therefore, proves
that God has the power to heal and is the protector. The boy plays the role of instilling belief in
the people; the disciples and the crowd witnessed the potential God has through his son to
summon evil out of man. Disciples are expected to be believers and can be granted to powers to
heal. When Jesus discovered that the disciples could not cast the evil, he said, “You faithless
people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy to me”
(Mark 9:19). This meant that the disciples also have the power of healing. The story reveals that
humans are doubtful and always lack faith; even the son’s father admitted to be a nonbeliever.
Mathew 6:5-8 Teaching about Prayer
Jesus went to the Mountainside and was followed by his disciples whom he began
summoning. He taught them to pray in a right way. He stated that when people are praying, they
should not do so to be seen like the hypocrites who choose open places in order for others to
recognize their efforts. He tells the disciples to always pray in their inner rooms where they are
not seen, and not to bubble a lot of words to the lord like the pagans do, for God is aware of their
In this script, Jesus’s role is to educate the disciples and man (human beings) on the right
way to worship; he knows that the right way to play is to be in a secluded area and communicate
to the lord. He says, “But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your
Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you” (Mathew 6:6). The other
people identified in the script are the disciples who listen to Jesus’ sermons; through them,
people get guided on the proper ways to pray. A disciple is expected to be righteous and
prayerful; unlike pagans, they offer their prayers and requests to God without pretense. The
script reveals that humans are hypocrites; they are able to offer their prayers in public so that
they can be seen.