Sunday has always been a “day of rest” growing up. A day that was “set apart” from all the rest of the days – there were things we could and could not do (for the most part – all though my parents weren’t too strict on it). Even today there are things we don’t want our own children to do on Sunday (like chores) – but is that what “Sabbath” was to be? In today’s podcast we explore not only the incident with Jesus and the Pharisees on this Sabbath day…but also what it was, what it became, and what it’s SUPPOSED to be. Continue reading Mark 2:23-3:6 The Lord of Sabbath
So a tax collector hosts a party…and nobody but tax collectors come (insert laugh track here). That’s not a very good joke and yet it’s absolutely true.
In today’s podcast we look at Jesus dining with Levi and then this question about fasting as well. Both center around “food” and yet it has nothing to do with food and everything to do with salvation. Continue reading Mark 2:13-22 Sinners, Laws, and Grace
What is sin and what is forgiveness. I think we can, rather easily, commonly define those but when I tell you that your health issues are because of your sin…where do we land?
In today’s podcast we get Jesus teaching when all the sudden a man paralyzed comes in and Jesus, by his words of forgiving sins, heals the man. But why? And how? What does this man, who is seeking healing from his paralysis, have to do with sin? Continue reading Mark 2:1-12 The Healing Forgiveness of Jesus
We move on to Mark 1:35-45 and look at Jesus’ healing of a leper. A man who had been removed from the community had now been restored. What can we learn from this compassionate touch of Christ? Continue reading Mark 1:35-45 The Restorative Hand of God
In today’s podcast we jump into the first healings and work of Jesus as he comes along with his disciples and, while teaching, encounters a demonic man and Simon’s Mother-in-law who had a fever. And when we take the teachings with the healings what we get is the “authority” and voice of Christ that stands above all the rest. Continue reading Mark 1:21-34 The Authority of Christ
In today’s podcast we look at Jesus initial calling of his first 4 disciples. 4 men that, by all accounts, were nothing special. 4 men that would learn from Jesus and take his ministry to the ends of the known earth (for them)… disciples that would become Apostles and establish Jesus’ church here on earth. 4 men…like you and me. Continue reading Mark 1:16-20 The Generics
In today’s podcast we begin our NEW series through the very first gospel – the Gospel of Mark. It’s a gospel for those who are suffering, who are tempted, who are struggling, and for those who feel that persecution, temptation, and darkness is all around. It’s the “good news” for anyone who needs to know that the light exists in a dark world. Continue reading Mark 1:1-13 The Way from Darkness
What is Pentecost? Where does it come from, what does it mean, and why was it so important for Peter to describe on that day of Pentecost when the crowds thought they were just a bunch of drunk people!? Well..let’s find out! Continue reading Acts 2:14-41 The Pentecostal Moment
Who is God? …and does that bring me peace and comfort? That’s the struggle with Jonah and that’s what we’re tackling in today’s closing podcast of our time in Jonah. Continue reading Jonah 4 – The Nature of God
What does it look like to be “overthrown”? That’s the message we’re dealing with in today’s Podcast of Jonah 3. Continue reading Jonah 3 – When God Overthrows