What does it mean to face storms and squalls in your life and NOT focus on them but focus on Jesus? Well, in today’s podcast Mark shows us exactly what that means and why it was important for the disciples (even though it was a struggle), for his hearers that he was writing to (those Roman persecuted Christians), and to you and I today. Continue reading Mark 4:35-41 Jesus – The Object of our Faith
What shall we say the kingdom of God is like? Well, Jesus says it’s like the growing seed…but it’s also like the mustard seed. So what does that mean in context, what does that mean to Mark’s hearers, and what does that mean for us? We’ll explore that in today’s podcast of the Growing seed and Mustard seed. Continue reading Mark 4:26-34 The Parable of the Seed
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.
What do famous movie lines and the parable of the Sower have to do with one another? Well, in today’s podcast we’ll take a look and see that they really don’t – and yet there is a movie line that helps. Continue reading Mark 4:1-20 The Sower’s Work
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?
What does it man to be in fellowship with Christ? Why does he call some and not others? And what are WE called to do? Those are but a few of the questions I hope to answer as we look at these really odd 13 verses from Mark 3 Continue reading Mark 3:7-19 The Fellowship of Christ
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
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