I hadn’t seen it before until Paul Kupke showed me in his recent sermon at CRC Kingston: that Mark does a little literary flourish to hint at substitution at the end of the Mark 1.

It becomes Jesus, rather than the leper, who is outside in solitary places at the end of the story.

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Mikey graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. In 2000 he became one of the founding leaders of Crossroads Presbyterian Church where he was the lead pastor for 7 years from 2003.

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