September 30, 2018: A Point of Order

September 30, 2018: A Point of Order

As we dive into what God has for us this week in the gospel according to Mark, I want to back up and give us a broad overview of what’s happened to get us to this point—not just because context is important, but because it will help us make sense of this particular...
September 9, 2018: When Things Get Awkward

September 9, 2018: When Things Get Awkward

If you were with us last week, we spent some time in the gospel of Mark chapter 7, where Jesus criticizes the Pharisees and Scribes for trying to shame his disciples into following their traditional rules—rules that were not part of the law, but something above and...
September 2, 2018: This Is A Shame-Free Zone

September 2, 2018: This Is A Shame-Free Zone

Friends, we are jumping into the gospel according to Mark this morning. We encounter Jesus teaching in the towns around Genessaret, right in the middle of two feeding stories–the feeding of the five thousand and the four thousand—and as we’ll see, Jesus seems to...