How We See Jesus – February 11, 2024

“How We See Jesus”Text: Mark 9:2-13As we prepare to enter the season of Lent, we read about Jesus’s transfiguration on the mountaintop before His disciples. This story allows us to recognize that the faith that we have in our Lord Jesus Christ can be something more than just something to hold onto each day but…

Where the Kingdom Draws Near – February 4, 2024

“Where the Kingdom Draws Near”Text: Mark 1:29-45In today’s passage from the Gospel of Mark, Jesus starts proclaiming “the Good News” but we usually think of the Good News as His death and resurrection or heavenly promises, so what is it? Jesus states that “the time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God has drawn near.”…

Authority for Freedom – January 28, 2024

Authority for FreedomText: Mark 1:21-28We continue reading the Gospel of Mark to gain a better understanding of who Jesus is. In the story of Jesus driving out an evil spirit at the synagogue, we not only find that there is no power greater than God, but also that God is present and willing to walk…

Answering the Call – January 21, 2024

“Answering the Call”Text: Mark 1:12-20Today, we hear Mark’s account of the calling of Jesus’ first disciples. His promise to the fishermen that they would become “fishers of people” is not a promise made only to them – it is a calling for all of us who follow Jesus and the vocations we find ourselves in.…

Longing for the Savior – January 14, 2024

“Longing for the Savior”Text: Mark 1:1-11We begin a year-long focus on the story of Jesus, specifically as recorded by the Gospel of Mark. The book begins with the baptism of Jesus and a simple statement about who He is; God is pleased to burst forth from the Heavens and make Himself present among us. We…