Mark 10:32-45 – October 17, 2021

Text: Mark 10:32-45For the third time in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus warns His disciples that he’s going to die in Jerusalem. Seemingly ignorant of this warning, James and John ask to be beside Jesus in His glory. Jesus calls His disciples together and reminds them the Son of Man did not come to be…

Mark 10:1-16 – October 3, 2021

Text: Mark 10:1-16Marriage is one of God’s preferred analogies about His relationship with His people, appearing frequently throughout Scripture. In Mark 10, Jesus’s words about marriage and divorce can be seen as an illustration of God’s grace just like God’s references to marriage is about His love. However, we should understand that Jesus wants our…

Mark 9:30-37 – September 19, 2021

Text: Mark 9:30-37, Psalm 27:1-6, Job 28:20-28, James 3:13-18Using the “Intersections” method that we have been invited to participate in, Pastor Tim examines multiple passages from our service and finds how they all contribute to our understanding about God. You can find the weekly Bible readings in our bulletin insert (available online at our web…

Mark 7:24-37 – September 5, 2021

Text: Mark 7:24-37In our faith journeys, many of us have experienced moments where we’ve felt God is incredibly close. However, the opposite is also true, where we haven’t felt as close to God. The moments that we realize that we have nothing can be exactly what we need, because like the two figures in this…

John 6:51-70 – August 22, 2021

Text: John 6:51-70Two weeks ago, we began reading from John chapter 6 in which Jesus refers to Himself as the Bread of Life shortly after the miracle of feeding the 5000 people. Today, we continue this passage as Jesus expands on this idea, saying that the Bread is His flesh and those who will eat…

John 6:35-51 – August 8, 2021

Text: John 6:35-51In this passage, Jesus refers to Himself as the Bread of Life. When we turn to Him, we find that He sustains us even in the hardest moments of life; when things take a turn for the worse or if it seems like someone has wronged us. Pastor Tim shares some stories about…

2 Samuel 12:1-14 – July 25, 2021

Text: 2 Samuel 12:1-14One of the things that makes Scripture relatable is that it is honest about life, even confessing the mistakes of some of its central figures. In this passage, David’s sin done in private is exposed by God through the prophet Nathan. While the consequences of David’s actions still remain, God offers forgiveness.…

Commissioned – July 11, 2021

“Commissioned”Text: Mark 6:7-13When Jesus sends His disciples out to teach, He tells them to bring nothing but a staff and to stay where they are welcomed. Pastor Tim suggests that we all are called in a similar way, but that the places to which we are called are not necessarily unfamiliar. God has placed us…

Mark 5:21-43 – June 27, 2021

Text: Mark 5:21-43When we have a hero that seems distant, it is not uncommon for us to look for some kind of image or sign that might remind us of them; to reach out and stretch hoping to find something that will bring us closer to that individual. In this passage, we are reminded that…

“Great Results from Small Beginnings” – June 13, 2021

“Great Results from Small Beginnings”Text: Mark 4:26-34We often think about what the Kingdom of God will look like when we get there. However, through parables, Jesus explains how we might see it exhibit itself today when God is able to reign in our lives. The parables of the Growing Seed and the Mustard Seed both…