Preludes help introduce us to change. They serve to prepare us for what is coming. In our passage for this morning we see Gethsemane as the God ordained prelude to the agony Jesus would suffer on the cross. As we do, we are reminded that Jesus’ exclusion from the Father meant He was closest to […]
How many of us would agree that we’re quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger? Sadly for most of us the opposite is true. This morning in our passage, we’re reminded of the importance of being quick to hear Jesus’ words spoken to us rather than being quick to hear our own […]
This morning we celebrate the work of Jesus in effecting spiritual transformation in the lives of His people. In this passage Jesus takes His closest disciples by meeting them where they were spiritually and taking them on a journey called spiritual transformation. In doing so He leads them to where they need to be through […]
As Mark now begins to take us as readers with Jesus down the lonely road to the cross, we are given a glimmer of hope. This morning we consider the faith of the woman profiled in our passage whose faith sharply contrasts the growing disbelief Jesus would encounter. May our hearts be drawn to exercise […]
As we face these last days, Jesus tells us that deception and persecution will rule. He also reveals that a great tribultaion is coming and then He will return. May these predictions fuel our faithfulness in the present as we remain on guard and obedient.
We often hear of predictions regarding the end of the world. We hear the rumors of war and the predictions of catastrophic earthquakes to come. All of these future events can lead to increased curiosity or an unsettling dread. But as Jesus speaks to us today, His concern is that the truths about what will […]
This morning, Todd France will be ministering God’s Word to us from the book of Revelation. May our time together be challenging and encouraging as we hear God’s voice coming from His inspired Word.
Christ has Risen – Hallelujah! We gather this morning to celebrate this most glorious truth by looking at the final verses in John 20. Testimonies abound but only in Jesus is the best news found which changes lives by reconciling sinners to God. May we experience this truth today!
Now it’s Jesus’ turn. In the past few weeks in our study of Mark chapter 12, we’ve seen the religious challenge Jesus with their toughest questions in a quest to trip Him up. But they’ve failed every time. This week Jesus turns the tables and challenges them with a question, a warning and an illustration. […]
Human beings like to compose and dissect lists which highlight the ‘greatest’ in a particular subject. From athletics to academics to the arts we like to weigh in on the identity of the greatest in a particular field. The Scribes in Jesus’ day were no different. So, as Jesus continued His excursions into the Temple […]