Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2012’

All or Nothing (Mark 1:14-34)

Jesus is Disruptive (verses 16-20) Jesus has Authority (verses 21-28) Jesus is Personal (verses 29-34) “Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew …

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The Son of God Begins His Work (Mark 1:9-15)

Mark 1:9-15 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am …

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The Need for Help

We are people who need help and we know this is the case in our honest moments. We are all in need of help. Scripture looks at human beings from three angles: Creation, Fall, and Redemption. He begins with Creation to note that man was created upright with identity and purpose and dependent on God’s help even then. He states, …

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Ruffles and Flourishes and Proper Fanfare (Mark 1:1-8)

– The Promised Prophet of Preparation – The Method, Means and Mission of Preparation – As Great the Herald, so Much Greater the Heralded One “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice …

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The Beginning of the Gospel

Mark 1:1 – The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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Seeking a Scriptural Ministry Model

Seeking a Scriptural Ministry Model Many of us would be relieved if sanctification in the Church belonged to professionals but that is not how God has ordained the Church to operate.  Each of us is mutually necessary for the upbuilding of the Body and we will need each other until glorification.  Most see Church as an event and not as …

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Let us Strive to Enter that Rest (Hebrews 4)

Hebrews 4 1Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. 3 For we who have believed …

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