Jesus invites all to come to Him and find rest for their souls. Those who hear Him usually fall into three categories. Some are curious about His person and message. Others are critical, not sure what to make of this man. Many gather, simply because there is a crowd. When Jesus calls you, what do […]
How well do you handle interruptions? When life doesn’t follow your scheduled plan, how do you respond? Today we see Jesus’ schedule being disrupted, yet He takes time to reach out to those in need without treating people as though they are interruptions in His plan. We see two men in today’s passage and note […]
The television show “In Search Of…” probed the myths and legends of our culture and tried to give explanations for extraordinary occurrences. It proved popular, partly because people like to have answers, no matter how ludicrous those answers might be. Mark introduces us to several who were searching. We will examine the record from two […]
What is your authority – that belief causing you to do what you do? Jesus demonstrates His authority in His powerful words and work, showing He is worthy of directing and guiding others, including you.
The first time anything is attempted, it is not usually as good as anticipated. This morning we hear Jesus preach His first sermon – and find it BETTER than one might hope. It is a message of hope, good news, and a call to obedience.
Today we see the Servant tested and tempted. Jesus faces what you and I face every day, and he does so in the same way that you and I face real situations. Will Jesus prove to be any different from you and I, or will he, too, follow the pattern that repeats itself far too […]
Mark records the arrival ceremony of two great individuals. Far from being filled with pomp and circumstance, their arrival is almost archaic in its nature. Nothing indicates position, popularity, or prominence; yet the arrival of these two persons marks a turning point in history. Mark tells us in the Great Servant has arrived.
We live in a society that is filled with news, but most of it is less than encouraging. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear GOOD news? Mark tells us that Good News is possible – and it involves the person of Jesus. Listen as we introduce a new sermon series in the gospel of Mark.
Reaching the finish line is a wonderful accomplishment. Although we have reached the end of the book of Psalms, the race is far from over. Listen as the psalmist encourages us – almost panting like a runner at the end of the race – to keep going and praise the Lord at all times.
Every change we face in life brings fear. We think that what we are facing must surely be the end of it; but it rarely is. If we only knew the whole story, wouldn’t life be better? Wouldn’t life be better without fear? Mike Beyelia shares insight from 2 Timothy that teaches us how to […]