UFC Temple Style
Nov03

UFC Temple Style

Mark 11:12-13; 12:1-12   [12] On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. [13] And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. [14] And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.   A natural question about the section might be,...

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Who Gets In?
Oct28

Who Gets In?

Mark 10:13-27   One thing that I think we can all agree on is that we all want to be embraced or welcomed. Take a second and think back to “welcome week” or the first week of classes. Were you the guy or girl who was filled with all sorts of anxiety? “What if they don’t like me?” What if they think I’m weird?” You second guess everything you say in your head, “Dang-it, I shouldn’t have said that.” “Did they really think that was...

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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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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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