Mark 7:31-37 NIV
 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.  There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.  After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue.  He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”).  At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.  Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.  People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
SIN TO AVOID:
- Disobeying Jesus direct command not to tell about the miracles. Many times in the bible the Lord avoided crowd attention and said “The hour has not yet come.”
PROMISE TO CLAIM :
- The Lord is willing to help us with our problems just like when He cured a deaf and mute man.
EXAMPLES TO FOLLOW:
- The Lord travelled to Decapolis to reach out for more people.
- People seek Jesus’ help for their problems. Hoping is one thing but asking the Lord for help is one step forward.
- Be amazed at what God can do – like healing a mute or just a giving us a additional day to live.
SOME OTHER TEACHINGS:
- The Lord deeply cares about our needs including our physical healing.
- People can’t stop sharing God’s miracles in their life.
1. What should I stop doing? I should stop doing things based on what I know is right. In all my problems, I should pray to God first before trying to solve anything.
2. What should I begin/resume/continue doing? I should start to reach out for new people and help them with their physical & spiritual needs. I will continue listening to Christian music that praises & worships God.
3. What should I do better? I should spend more time studying the bible and to care to others just as the Lord did.