As Jesus moved from place to place, He received widely different receptions. Those closest to Him asked three important questions. Today, those same three questions must be asked and answered by every person who encounters Jesus. Listen as the questions are given, explained, and then come to an answer for yourself!
People follow sports teams for various reasons. Some have been fans for a long time, others follow certain players no matter which team they are currently playing, other like the mascots or uniform colors. There are those who follow a team because they attended the school associated with it, or maybe even played for the […]
What does a “day off” mean to you? Jesus explains the true meaning of rest and enjoyment as He talks to the religious leaders of the day. As we listen to the conversation, we learn what it means to truly rest.
We all like to think of ourselves as experts, especially when it comes to our own care. There are times when doctors need to be consulted – and followed! Listen this morning as Jesus uses the illustration of a good doctor to accentuate the point that we need to follow His orders.
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 […]