Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Mark

Where God Deals With Us

MARK 10:17-22 – And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery,…

Human Suffering, Injustice and the Christian Response – Part 4

In part four of our series, we continue looking at the Christian response to what is happening in our world. And the most important and critical response of the hour is for the church of Jesus Christ to be the church of Jesus Christ in the world; His people living out the power and influence of His love or recovering first love for the Lord and people. This Lord’s Day we want to identify the objects of first love – God and people – and be warned of how easy it is to drift into a non-relational Christianity because of loss of first love.

The Power Of A Restrained Tongue

MARK 15:1-5 – And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” And the chief priests…

The Height Of Spiritual Maturity

MARK 14:32-36 – And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” And going a little farther,…

Looking Or Sleeping?

MARK 13:31-37 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a…

Would We Be In The Crowd?

MARK 12:35-37 – And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? “David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.” ’ “David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so…