Failure is most often equated with regret and sorrow. Sadly this is true, but the hope giving reality is that God often uses failure in our lives to bring about wonderful change that not only transforms His people but also declares His glory. May our hearts be encouraged by His work in us this morning.
The road of discipleship is a process that often involves suffering and setback. But as we look at our passage for this morning, we are reminded that God has not failed to provide the measure of encouragement we need. May these truths point our hearts towards God and supply the encouragement we need.
As we continue along the road called discipleship in following after Jesus, it can be a road filled with discouragement and challenge. The question is where can we find encouragement along the way? This morning’s passage supplies that hope as we see Jesus transformed to reveal His true identity and in doing so extend the […]
We all carry expectations for how we believe Jesus should act in our lives. The disciples were no different. Today Mark begins to unfold for us the struggle it was for these men to see Jesus as the Messiah He really was rather than the Messiah they thought they wanted. May God correct our faulty […]
Oh how woefully blinded we are in all things spiritual. Just like the hidden treasures unearthed by the PBS show, Antiques Roadshow, we need to see the treasures of Jesus anew and afresh each day. This morning we are reminded that Jesus is our only hope as we trust in His ability to help us […]
Having someone engage with us in our lives on a personal level and meet a need is an amazing blessing. When it happens friend to friend or person to person we are so thankful. When it happens as we see it declared in the gospel, we fall down in awe and worship. This morning may […]
Mark continues to challenge us with the questions – who is this man who has come healing, teaching, and turning upside down the culturally accepted ways of doing religion? Jesus also turns our worlds upside down as He calls us to come and follow Him. May we be challenged today to conform our lives to […]
We all like to assume that we are healthy. That is until we see our test results or receive a much needed physical. As Jesus addresses the Pharisees, we see that their spiritual condition is not as well as they had anticipated. What about ours? This morning we look at Jesus’ teaching and ask the […]
This morning we welcome Dr. Ron and Sherry Allchin to ABC. They are the founders of The Biblical Counseling Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with whom we are partnering to develop a biblical counseling center here at ABC.
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 […]