Today’s Text: Mark 9:14-32
Coming down from the mountain Jesus encounters a multitude gathered around man whose son is epileptic and demon possessed. The father had asked the other disciples (the 9 that did not go up the mountain?) to cast out the demon, but they could not.
Jesus perceives a lack of faith on the part of the disciples as well as the father who said “if you can do anything have compassion and help us” (9:22). Jesus restores the child, counsels the disciples about their lack of faith, and then tells them again about His upcoming death.
This is where Jesus said (according to Matthew) to His disciples, “if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).
Do we still need mountain moving faith today?
What else did Jesus say to His disciples about the demon (Mark 9:29)?