June 18, 2017
Mark’s Gospel comes to an abrupt close, demonstrating that Jesus’ death and resurrection are just the beginning. In fact, because Jesus truly died and was raised, a fresh start is possible for all his followers.
June 11, 2017
As Jesus is crucified, Mark provides us with four signs that clearly demonstrate the meaning of his death.
June 4, 2017
As Jesus is tried by the religious authorities, what becomes clear is that humanity itself is on trial! We are in desperate need of a savior and substitute – something Jesus alone is qualified to be.
May 28, 2017
As Jesus prepares for the life-saving mission ahead him, what he demonstrates at Gethsemane is his true humanity and what it means to be truly human.
May 21, 2017
There are forces at work around the world that oppose Jesus and the advance of his Kingdom. This can be discouraging, but as we learn in Mark 14, God uses humanity’s evil plans to advance his eternal purposes. Nowhere do we see this more clearly that at the cross!
May 14, 2017
Jesus has just demonstrated his superior authority to the religious leaders in Jerusalem, but in just a few days it will seem that they have gained the victory. In Mark 13, Jesus described the ultimate triumph of God’s Kingdom, and lovingly prepares his followers for life between now and the day it comes.
April 30, 2017
After clearing the temple, Jesus is challenged by the authorities. He responds with a parable that exposes the greed of the religious leaders, but it also reveals something amazing about the character of God.
April 23, 2017
As King Jesus enters Jerusalem, he assesses Israel’s ‘fruit’ and declares an end to their empty religion.
April 9, 2017
In light of everything Jesus has taught so far, we might expect the disciples to finally ‘get it’. As it turns out, what we see in Mark 10:32-52 is the continued blindness of the disciples but the surprising discipleship of a blind man.