Who is this Jesus? Take Heart

One of the hardest challenges I’ve faced in my walk with the Lord came when many individuals in my life walked away from the church which resulted in them ultimately rejecting Jesus.  I’m not talking about distant acquaintances either.  These individuals were monumental in shaping who I am today.  Because...

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Who is this Jesus? The Cost of Discipleship

As people we are regularly counting the costs for many things.  We count financial costs, physical costs, energy costs and many others.  We ask questions like, “Can I afford to buy __________?  Do I have the time for ___________?  Do I have the energy to do _______________?”  But I wonder,...

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Who is this Jesus? The Lord of All Things

This past Sunday in Mark we saw some pretty dramatic scenes unfold.  Each of these scenes gives us insight into the person and work of Jesus.  But as Mark writes, I believe that he uses these to move us to an unmistakable conclusion: Jesus is the Lord of all things! Jesus is...

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Who is this Jesus? Kingdom Living

We all love a good story.  People always have.  I believe it is wired within us.  I also believe Jesus knew this.  Which is why Jesus used stories and parables so often.  He was a master at using stories and illustrations to drive home points He wanted to make.  This...

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Who is this Jesus? Responding to Jesus

By nature, we respond to things. We respond to events, to people, to words.  It’s part of how God wired us.  Our most important responses, is our response to Jesus. In Mark 3, we saw four distinct groups that had four very distinct reactions and responses to Jesus. The Crowds...

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