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The Amazing Jesus-Man Mark 5:21-43

The Amazing Jesus-Man

After numerous books, television shows and movies about this hero, the time has come for his untold story.

At a Glance

Superman is a Christ-figure. Spider-Man is not. Superman comes as a savior of the world; Spider-Man comes as a savior in the world. And there's a new movie about him out this week. Thus, a perfect opportunity to talk about a Savior even more impressive. Just check out the gospel reading for today.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle reading, see "Grace-onomics," July 2, 2006, at

He's been in a comic strip, a television series, a video game and a pinball game. Three big-budget movies were made about him in 2002, 2004 and 2007. A musical about him opened in New York in 2011 -- the most expensive musical in Broadway history. Last year, he placed third on IGN Entertainment's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.

The Amazing Spider-Man.

You would think that nothing more could be said about this Marvel Comics superhero. We all know his story: High school student Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains super strength, as well as...

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