Glory Like No Other
Oct20

Glory Like No Other

Mark 9:2-13   As soon as Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ, the focus changes. The first half of the book focuses on who Jesus is, but the second focuses on Jesus’ purpose. His purpose is that he came on a mission to beat death and give us the freedom we are all longing for. In the first half of Mark we see that He is both God and man, the eternal King. He is forgiveness, rest, power, and unbounded love. Yet at this point...

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Jesus Is Better
Oct13

Jesus Is Better

Mark 8:27-35   The book of Mark can be divided up into two sections. The first half (Mark 1-7) is Jesus declaring His authority on earth and creating relationships with disciples. We see Jesus healing people, casting out demons, and forgiving sins. All the while, He is developing this deep relationship with twelve guys. The second half (Mark 8-16) is known as the “journey to Jerusalem”chapters. Several times Mark will say about...

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A Heart Problem
Oct08

A Heart Problem

Mark 7:1-23               [1] Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, [2] they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. [3] (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, [4] and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And...

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Serving the True King
Oct02

Serving the True King

Many times when we think of the story of the feeding of the five thousand we think of a really really big picnic. Flowers, unicorns, bright colors, and Bambi all hanging out with Jesus. Not necessarily. The picture that is painted in Scripture is not one of bright, joyous colors, but one of revolution. Mark 6:14-29   At the beginning of Mark 6 we see the disciples going into the community. They heal the sick and cast out demons,...

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Peace In The Storm
Sep22

Peace In The Storm

Mark 4:35-5:13               [35] On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”[36] And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. [37] And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling.  [38] But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to...

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