It is so easy to just play the part. We enjoy those who practice this art on the stage and screen. But in real life these people suffer from a heart problem. As we look at our passage for today we ask this question of ourselves – In what ways am I replacing the teachings […]
Through our study in Mark chapter 6, we’ve seen how Jesus has challenged His closest twelve disciples to take the next step in following Him. In doing so, we’ve been equally challenged to consider what our next step should be as we follow after Him. Today, as we finish chapter 6, we again ask the […]
This morning in Pastor Brad’s absence, Pastor Brandon will be ministering God’s Word from the book of Ephesians. May God prepare our hearts to not only hear God’s Word but to apply its application through the work of the Holy Spirit this week.
We all like to know what is coming next. But part of living life as followers of Jesus means that we just take the next step – trusting that He knows what He is doing. Today we consider the question – What does taking the next step in our journey with Jesus look like on […]
Here in Mark, as the disciples return from their first trip of ministry on their own, Jesus hears their report and then continues their training. This time they join Jesus as He challenges them to take the next step when they’re faced with the impossible. All the while trusting Jesus to come through. May we […]
We all like to know what to expect. Like, what to expect during my first time visit to a previously unknown church, school, or workplace. This extends to what we should expect as we join Jesus in the ministry He’s called us to fulfill. In our passage for this morning we gain a glimpse into […]
Unfortunately, we normally only associate receiving marching orders with service in the military. But this morning Jesus reminds us that each of His disciples have received orders from Him. So, as Jesus sends the Twelve out for the first time, may we each draw some important applications for ourselves and then consider the condition of […]
We all desperately need Jesus to be our Messiah, but have we all accepted Him as the One ordained by God to fulfill that role?
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 […]