Footnotes:

  1. Brian Atwood. "The Touch of Children." Sermon Central. (Internet Web Site: http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermon.asp?SermonID=50596&ContributorID=1807, 1999).
  2. Psalms 127:3, Moffatt Bible.
  3. Edward E. Hindson and Woodrow Michael Kroll, eds., The KJV Parallel Bible Commentary. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Pub., 1994), 1989.
  4. Atwood, internet.
  5. Steve Shepherd. "Should we Invest in Humanity?" Sermon Central. (Internet Web Site:http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermon.asp?SermonID=32919&ContributorID=1281, 2000.
  6. A. Cole. St. Mark: an Introduction and Commentary. (Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1983), 159.
  7. John MacArthur. The MacArthur Study Bible: New King James Version. (Nashville: Word, 1997), 1481.
  8. Cole, 159.
  9. Ray. C. Stedman. "The Plight of the Overprivileged." Sermon Central. (Internet Web Site: http://www.sermoncentral.com/outsideURL.asp?OutsideURL=http://pbc.org/dp/stedman/mark/3319.html).
  10. Christian Community Bible. (Manila, Philippines: St. Pauls, 1999), NT 100.
  11. Donald Senior, et. al. eds. The Catholic Study Bible: New American Bible. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), NT 84.
  12. Jean M. Alley, et. al. eds. The Open Bible: New Living Bible. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Pub., 1998), 1310.
  13. Frederick Carl Eiselen, Edwin Lewis and David G. Downey, eds. The Abingdon Bible Commentary. (New York: Abingdon Press, 1929), 984.
  14. William Barclay. The Daily Study Bible: Mark. Revised Ed. (Toronto: G.R. Welch, 1975), 242.
  15. Barclay, 242.
  16. A few of the commentators that indicate being receptive is critical include: Eiselen, Lewis and Downey, 984; Kenneth Barker, et. al. eds. NIV Study Bible: New International Version. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Pub. House, 1985), 1514.
  17. Eiselen, Lewis and Downey, 984.
  18. Spiros Zodhiates, ed. The Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible: King James Version. (n.p.: AMG Pub., 1991), 1718-1719.
  19. Zodhiates, 1718.
  20. Romans 8:34.