Who is this Jesus? Persistent Faith

As we continue through the Gospel of Mark, this past Sunday we came to two brief accounts of Jesus working in people’s life at the end of chapter 7.  It’s in these characters, contrasted with the religious leaders earlier in the chapter that we see Jesus responds to persistent faith. Persistent Faith...

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Who is this Jesus? Examining Tradition

Traditions are almost always well intentioned.  Regardless of one’s reason for beginning a tradition, you will seldom hear someone say that he or she started a tradition because of wanting to do something bad.  However, traditions can become a bad thing when they become more significant than the thing to...

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Easter: Responding to the Resurrection

There’s no Sunday like Easter Sunday.  The Resurrection is right in front of you, and there’s no escaping the finished work of Jesus.  There’s a sense of celebration and rightfully so!  It’s on this day that we remember the greatest event in human history. Yet, it’s amazing as people how quickly we can...

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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? 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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