With Out A Doubt - Part 3


When they returned to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd surrounding them, and some teachers of religious law were arguing with them.  Mark 9:14 NLT 

When the crowd saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with awe, and they ran to greet him. “What is all this arguing about?” Jesus asked. One of the men in the crowd spoke up and said, “Teacher, I brought my son so you could heal him. He is possessed by an evil spirit that won’t let him talk. Mark 9:15-17 NLT

 And whenever this spirit seizes him, it throws him violently to the ground. Then he foams at the mouth and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast out the evil spirit, but they couldn’t do it.”  Mark 9:18 NLT

“How long has this been happening?” Jesus asked the boy’s father. He replied, “Since he was a little boy."  Mark 9:21 NLT

The spirit often throws him into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us, if you can.  Mark 9:22 NLT

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked.  Mark 9:23a NLT

“Anything is possible if a person believes.”  Mark 9:23b NLT

The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”  Mark 9:24 NLT


Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1 ESV


Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:15 NLT


Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, “He’s dead.”  Mark 9:26 NLT

Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up. Afterward, when Jesus was alone in the house with his disciples, they asked him, “Why couldn’t we cast out that evil spirit?” Mark 9:27-28 NLT

Jesus replied, “This kind can be cast out only by prayer."  Mark 9:29 NLT

I've done all I can do, it's up to you.