Seeing Jesus

As we continue through the season of Lent, we are walking through the Jesus story together. This year, we are following Mark’s account. Last week, we discussed the Transfiguration and Jesus’ instructing his disciples about what it truly means that he is the Messiah. This week, we continue on t...

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Lent

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday in the season of Lent. We are reminded that Easter is coming quickly. Yet in this season of Lent, we walk with Jesus toward the Cross. As Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem, he continues to explain the coming events to the disciples. They don’t seem to unde...

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More Miracles

We have heard the stories of Jesus over and over. From the feeding of the five thousand to walking on the water, many of us who grew up in Sunday school are familiar with the details. But too often, we isolate these stories from the rest of the gospel writer’s account. As we continue through M...

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Proving His Identity

Throughout this series on the gospel of Mark, we keep coming back to Mark’s main point about Jesus. In the very beginning of this gospel, Mark detailed his thesis.

(Mark 1:1 NIV) The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God,

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Sowing Seed

We continue our Mark series this week by moving ahead into Mark 3:13-4:34. This is another long text, but we will focus our time on the first parable in this section. We may know this parable as The Parable of the Sower. It is one that you have probably heard before. Jesus uses this p...

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Growing Opposition

Venturing through Mark has been fun so far. This week, we will cover another large section of this gospel. Let me encourage you to read ahead in Mark 2:1-3:12 as you prepare for worship. I will include the text in this email at the end.

We will be looking at five stories this week. Thi...

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Beginning Mark

The new year is an exciting time. It feels like we have a fresh start in many ways. I am particularly excited about our new sermon series. We will be in the Gospel of Mark for the next thirteen weeks (until Easter). We begin this week in chapter 1. We will be moving fairly quickly through the ...

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Dealing with Fear

As we come to this last week of 2017, we consider the year behind us. Many news agencies, podcasts and even TV shows will highlight 2017. We will see best of episodes or even predictions about the coming year. On Sunday morning, we will consider a topic that has dominated 2017; we wil...

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Christmas Eve

Christmas is only a week away. Throughout the Advent season, we have anticipated Christmas. But more than that, we have anticipated the coming of Jesus. This week, we move to the New Testament as we explore Luke’s account of the first Christmas. We focus, this week, primarily on Mary’s respons...

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Two Weeks Away

The season of Advent is moving along; we are only two weeks from Christmas Day. I have enjoyed working through the lectionary texts in Isaiah over the past few weeks. We come this week to a third text from the prophet. I hope you will take few minutes to read this text as you prepare for worsh...

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