July 23, 2017
The book of Jonah highlights a number of key themes: the important of obedience, the sovereignty of God, the importance of global missions. One central theme that lies behind all of this is the amazing grace of God – something Jonah doesn’t seem to grasp!
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.