Who Is This Jesus? Biblical Marriage

This past Sunday in Mark, Jesus was tested by the religious leaders on a very important issue: divorce.  Now the text makes it clear that their intention was not a legitimate desire to learn, but to test Jesus.  However, in this exchange, Jesus does not focus His attention on divorce....

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Who Is This Jesus? True Discipleship

When you think of greatness, what comes to your mind? Maybe you think of world class athlete, musician or artist. Maybe you think of someone who has been really successful in business. Maybe you think of a family that seems to have it all together. What we saw in Mark...

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Who Is This Jesus? Come After Me

As we return to the book of Mark and we begin working through the second half, we see that Mark’s emphasis shifts from identifying Jesus as the Savior, to pointing us toward the type of Savior that Jesus is.  Namely, He is a suffering Savior, who calls His followers to...

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Relentless Mercy: God’s Mercy in Salvation

As we move through Jonah, it’s almost impossible to miss God’s mercy throughout the story.  Repeatedly God spares the characters of this story from what they truly deserve.  This past week as we looked at Jonah’s prayer, we saw God’s mercy in Salvation. God’s Salvation Through Merciful Judgment: 1:17-2:6 That...

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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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