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.
March 26, 2017
Jesus explains his mission for a second time. The disciples fail to understand but Jesus uses this as an opportunity to teach about the path of TRUE greatness.
March 19, 2017
Failures can present the greatest opportunities for success. As long as we understand that being a ‘successful’ disciple of Jesus means turning from proud self-reliance and depending on Him in prayer.