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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Seed, Fruit, and Receptivity
Sep15

Seed, Fruit, and Receptivity

Mark 4:1-20 ESV   Picture this scene. Pastor Andy walks up to the pulpit on Sunday morning to give his sermon and says, “A sower went out to sow, threw out some seed, it fell, and some birds ate it. Some seeds fell along a path, didn’t really grow, and the sun burned it. Other seeds were choked by thorns. Some seeds found good soil, and they produced a lot of grain.  If you have ears then you should listen. Peace out. Have...

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Original Authority
Sep09

Original Authority

In our culture introductions are important. In relationships, they lay the test ground on whether or not a friendship will be built. We base whether or not we will be in a certain organization or work for a specific company based on their introduction. Do they meet my needs? Do they seem legit, or do they seem fake? Do we have anything in common? In these next few verses we will see Jesus introduce Himself to the world. Their...

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A Gospel Worth Proclaiming
May28

A Gospel Worth Proclaiming

Gospel “1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” – Mark 1:1 When first century readers heard that word “gospel,” it did not mean a type of book like we think. That word would have meant something different for Romans and Christians. When a Roman heard that word, it meant “joyful tidings”. When a new emperor was born or rose to power, Romans would send “Evangels” into the town that would proclaim...

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The Friend Zone: Is it all that bad?
May07

The Friend Zone: Is it all that bad?

My junior year in college I served in an organization with a girl, we will just call this girl Dora, and Dora was funny. We served together every week, and we enjoyed each other’s company. We would hang out with other friends, go to dinner with friends, and genuinely cared for each other. We were both single, and we were completely content with that. However, our friends were not. They noticed that we laughed together, shared stories...

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Embracing Our New Identity
Apr01

Embracing Our New Identity

We often hear Christians, and I am most definitely included in this, say things like, “I’m such a sinner”, or in reference to other Christians, “We’re all just sinners”; statements of such pessimistic attitudes about who they are. This thinking, while not entirely wrong in one sense, misses the bigger picture of things in another sense. There seems to be a sense in which this kind of thinking...

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