We’ve all faced those seemingly hopeless situations where no outcome can be imagined that will bring happiness. In our passage for today, Mark inserts Jesus into just such a circumstance. In doing so, Mark is reminding us that no matter how dark the situation, hope always abounds because we know Jesus is at work. He […]
This morning we return to our study in the gospel of Mark after a couple weeks off. As we do, we are reminded that while Jesus is in the business of transforming the lives of people -not everyone will welcome His amazing work. This, however, shouldn’t dampen our desire to tell everyone of the great […]
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork… Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”
This morning we welcome Todd France to the ABC pulpit. He will be preaching today while Pastor Brad is away on vacation. Pray for him as he speaks from Psalm 145 and challenges us about the condition of our praise offered up to God.
Unfortunately, there are many things we turn to for deliverance in this uncertain and harsh world. This morning we are reminded that there is only on deliverer who can supply the peace and hope we so strongly desire. His name is Jesus and He is calling all to come to Him in faith trusting that […]
Answering correctly the question, “Who is this Jesus?” is foundational for living life as God has created it to be lived. In our passage for this morning we are reminded of Jesus’ true identity and how that should affect our everyday living as we face the storms of life that challenge our faith every day.
We all crave the assurance of guaranteed results, whether that’s in our financial, academic or professional lives. The reality of guaranteed results are an illusion except when we talk about God’s Kingdom. As we’ll see in this passage, results are guaranteed when God is involved, which leads us to the question, “How should this truth […]
“I’m sorry, could you repeat that again?” As we age our hearing is often one of the first signs we’re not as spry as we used to be. But it is the reverse when we speak of our spiritual growth. Hearing with the ears of our spiritual hearts is the first area where we see […]
Tucked inside the response that Mark gives us of Jesus’ family and the Scribes from Jerusalem to Him is the passage we are looking at this morning. It is the sobering and controversial unpardonable sin. We will seek to understand its meaning and application all for God’s glory in our lives.
This morning we consider one of the most sobering warnings that Jesus issues which is directed at the religious. It is a passage that we all must seriously consider because being religious in our community is an all too easy ditch to fall into. May God open our eyes to His truth.