Mark 10:46-52 “_____, what do you want me to do for you?”

What name were you given as a child? Does it have significant meaning? What about negative names you were given on the playground – or even negative names you give YOURSELF?

In today’s podcast we’re going to look at this interaction between Bartimaeus and Jesus – and as we look into this text we’ll not only see the many names that are thrown out there – but we’ll see that the names, given to Jesus, meant something to Bartimaeus…and they should mean something to us too. Continue reading Mark 10:46-52 “_____, what do you want me to do for you?”

Mark 10:13-45 Radical Grace: Flipping the World on its Head

As Christians we struggle with the ways of heaven, the ways of the kingdom-come with the ways of this world and the voice it has. And we all know it…but we aren’t alone as scripture is full of people who are the same as us. In this podcast we’re going to look at 3 different voices and not only see how times haven’t changed – but just how glorious our God is. Continue reading Mark 10:13-45 Radical Grace: Flipping the World on its Head

Mark 10:1-12 Living Lives Reflective of Heaven

Some Pharisees asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” What an interesting question! An “interesting” because there is SOOOOOO much that is being asked, and answered, in this question. So while this seems like a pretty straight-forward question it really isn’t. So join me as we dive in to CONTEXT CONTEXT CONTEXT! Continue reading Mark 10:1-12 Living Lives Reflective of Heaven

Mark 9:30-50 Discipleship 101

What does it mean to be the “greatest” in the eyes of Christ? It’s a question the disciples wanted to know – and yet it’s an answer they weren’t ready to hear. For you and I, it’s a great reminder that the ways of heaven must become the ways of this earth – and the ways of Christ’s disciples must be that of heaven. Continue reading Mark 9:30-50 Discipleship 101

Mark 9:2-13 The Transfiguration of Christ

A long time ago there was a moment. A moment upon a mountain that declared the glory of Christ. A moment, upon a mountain that declared that Christ is the culmination of all things. A moment that declared that the Law pointed to him and that all the prophets declared Jesus as well. A moment, that Peter, James, and John, would need to remember because their faith, their work, their “discipling” would need strength. Encouragement…is what they would need. Continue reading Mark 9:2-13 The Transfiguration of Christ

Mark 8:14-26 Yeast and Blindness: Seeing Christ

What does it mean to be “spiritually blind?” It’s a great question – and I wonder if we can even define that as WE are spiritually blind in many ways – and yet in our story today Jesus helps us “see” (so to speak). So join me as we look at this “hinge” text of Mark and the foreshadowing that he does! Continue reading Mark 8:14-26 Yeast and Blindness: Seeing Christ