Jesus, being seized by the Sanhedrin, is now put before Pilate on trial for claiming to be “King of the Jews.” Despite clearly being innocent, the crowd will not be satisfied until Jesus is crucified. Pilate, being a politician, does not want public opinion against him and so he orders the crucifixion of Jesus. In […]
The religious authorities have seized Jesus by night and put him on a secret trial. They’ve lined up witnesses with the plans of making a case for Jesus’ execution. Hours go by with numerous witnesses and yet an effective case can’t be made. In desperation the priests are forced to ask Jesus to incriminate himself […]
How much does money really matter? If God is the god of the universe, why does our giving matter to him? In this sermon, we tackle these questions and look at how our money and faith interconnect, and why exactly they do.
Does God speak? This is a common question that most people ask at some point in their life. In Mark 12 – Jesus gives us a parable that reveals to us how, when, and what happened as God spoke throughout history.
The Bible speaks a lot about humility. And yet, in the book of Mark we find a passage where the disciples are arguing over who is the greatest. There is something very human about this exchange, but at the same time, something is off here. Jesus responds with grace and truth what the key to […]
Throughout the bible God gives us examples of how a marriage should work. Husbands are called to care for their wife as Christ cared for the church; by loving, serving, and ultimately giving His life for her. Wives should have freedom and security, to move in their calling, when properly cared for by their husbands […]
In the book of Mark a story is recorded where Jesus takes 3 disciples up a mountain, and then changes and transfigures into a more glorious form. Jesus then proceeds to have a conversation with Elijah and Moses two key characters from the Old Testament who have been dead a long time. What is the […]
Jesus warns us of the snowballing effect that the teachings of the world can have in our lives. The desires of our hearts may not create big changes at once, but they will direct our lives over time good or bad. So how do we guard our hearts against this “leaven.” Real church community.
Jesus warns us that it is not from the outside that we are defiled, but it is from our hearts that defilement comes. It is in our heart that sin flows. Without taking our thought-life captive our desires will produce actions. Luckily, while we can’t do it on our own, Jesus sent us a helper.
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