In this podcast we’ll look at Jesus’ challenging parable of the lamp and the use of the lamp. It’s a parable that was well known, well used, and well understood…or is it? So please join me as we dive into context, history, and the lamp itself and its proper use then….and now. Continue reading Mark 4:21-25 The Lamp.
In today’s podcast we continue down our series of Mark – with Mark sharing with us two different thoughts of who Jesus is. And yet is that who Jesus is? And ultimately, to those persecuted Roman Christians – who would they say Jesus is..or WANT to say who Jesus is? Continue reading Mark 3:20-35 Who Is Jesus?
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