1 John 4:8
God has preserved His self-authenticating Word with stunning accuracy. Mark 16:9-20 is a proof of this.
All of Mark is pointing towards one question. Belief looks like action, self denial, and speaking
The wrath of God poured out on the Son of God so that we might become the children of God. Peering into the mystery of the cross leads to joy-filled worship.
Jesus endured the shame of the cross so we would not have to. He then invites us to follow Him to the cross.
In the face of shame and rejection, Jesus is utterly silent. He chose the cross for joy!
Peter shows us that to be a true witness for Jesus is to walk into suffering and self-denial.
God’s love never changes. Our salvation is secure. Our joy is unshakable! (VBS Sunday)
The greatest expression of Jesus’ agony is in the Gethsemane. There He lays down His soul for the sake of joy.
The communion table is for the broken, the weak, and the coward. Sin and the atonement for sin sit together.
Our acts of worship through the lens of Christ and the surprises we may encounter along the way.
The end of the age occurred at the fall of the Temple in 70 AD. God’s unshakable kingdom is growing to fill the whole earth; populated by a people from every tribe, tongue, and nation.
God’s judgements are poured out on Israel in 70 AD. Every word of prophecy is a mercy for the church.
The disciples ask when the Temple will be destroyed. Everything that follows is an answer. The disciples were living in the End Times.
Jesus is the Savior of the world; not the religious leaders and not the ritualistic system centered in the Temple. Accepting Jesus as Savior means laying down everything in this life.
All opposition is silenced by the wisdom and authority of Jesus. Jesus is the love that comes
The tension surrounding Jesus increases. Jesus refuses to affiliate Himself with the systems of men and calls all people to live for God.
Jesus stands as the new covenant in the midst of the old covenant. We see that to deny God is to try to be god.
Mark 11:27 - 12:12