Facing the truth can be painful. Some refuse to acknowledge the truth and will attempt to distort the truth to fit their liking or narrative. This is nothing new! People have been trying to ignore or change the truth for as long as there have been people! Today’s passage highlights an important lesson: embracing the […]

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Guessing the secret identity of a masked hero is a fun diversion for many. Too often, the real clues go unnoticed and what should be obvious remains hidden. In today’s passage, crowds tried to identify Jesus as a teacher, a terrorist, or a threat; but they neglected to notice the obvious – that Jesus was […]

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Mark 13 records Jesus’ last formal public teaching. When questioned about what the future will hold, Jesus stresses the importance of watching how you look at life, and how you live your life. Pastor explains how these truths are still important today as we face uncertainty and questions about the future.

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Authority can be misunderstood, delegated, given, taken, even assumed. The amount of authority a person has – or is perceived to have – affects how others react to them. Jesus presents His authority to the people gathering in Jerusalem. While many people saw the presentation, very few understood its significance. Pastor Eldred shares lessons about […]

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One More Thing (Psalm 134)

Steve Jobs made the phrase “one more thing” a popular ending to his keynote addresses at Apple. Using them to introduce new items, the practice took on a life of its own and became THE defining moment of the whole speech. As we come to Psalm 134, those traveling to Jerusalem to worship have arrived; […]

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Mankind has always had a fascination with “what else is out there” – and it was shown to us vividly this week with the SpaceX launch. In Paul’s day, the “outer regions” was a recent province named Spain. As Paul prepares to journey to this remote outpost, he shares with the Roman church how to […]

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