Today we’re going to try something different. We’re going to explore Mark 1:21-28 using a unique format. Think about this entire story from a modern-day context. Use the prompts to add modern day ideas to the text. When you finish, read through the story and think about how you would tweet this story or write a headline in a news feed.

And they went into _______________ (city by the sea) and immediately on the _______________ (sacred day), Jesus entered the _______________ (place of worship) and was teaching. And they were astonished at his _______________ (type of teaching) for he taught them as _______________ (person with great authority), and not as the _______________ (group of religious persons).  And immediately there was in their _______________ (same place of worship), a man with _______________ (deep inner struggle). And he cried out, “What have you to do with _______________ (deep inner struggle) Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to _______________ (word for ‘conquer’) us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”  But Jesus _______________ (word for ‘corrected’) him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!”  And the _______________ (deep inner struggle), convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him.  And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with _______________ (word of ‘authority’)! He commands even the _______________ (deep inner struggle), and they obey him.”  And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region _______________ (region near the sea).

What would the Tweet or Headline in a News Post be? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

By Yvonne Biel 

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