A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean." Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"
Simon Lucas reflects on Mark 1:40-41 in this short devotional piece.
"The person with such an infectious disease must wear torn clothes, let his hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of his face and cry out, 'Unclean! Unclean!' As long as he has the infection he remains unclean. He must live alone; he must live outside the camp.
Simon Lucas reflects on Leviticus 13:45-46 in this short devotional piece.
Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come."
Simon Lucas reflects on Mark 1:38 in this short devotional piece.
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Simon Lucas reflects on Mark 1:35 in this short devotional piece.
Crossring has been growing and changing for over ten years. Simon Lucas, founder of Crossring, tells the story of Crossring from from its foundations in 2000 to today.
That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door.
Simon Lucas reflects on Mark 1:32-33 in this short devotional piece.
“Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”
Simon Lucas reflects on Matthew 12:25-28 in this short devotional piece.
And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.
Simon Lucas reflects on Mark 1:21-22 in this short devotional piece.
In the third mile of the Mark Marathon, Simon Lucas discovers that, amongst all the miracles and healings, Jesus placed great importance on teaching God's word.
’Behold, I am sending for many fishers, declares the Lord, and they shall catch them. And afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks. For my eyes are on all their ways. They are not hidden from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes. But first I will doubly repay their iniquity and sin, because they have polluted my land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and have filled my inheritance with their abominations.’
Simon Lucas reflects on Jeremiah 16:16-18 in this short devotional piece.
Crossring's keynote series of articles covering the second half of Mark's gospel.
A series of Daily Readings picking up some big ideas in the 12 books of the Minor Prophets.
Crossring relaunched in 2009 with this setpiece series of articles covering the first half of Mark's gospel.