When Our Thoughts Run Wild

Matthew 8:24-34, Luke 8:26, Mark 5:1-20 Immediately after landing from the sea, a man approached Jesus whose thoughts run wild. Crazy and half out-of-his-mind. He lived among the tombs and no one could contain him, not even with a chain. Night and day his demons tormented him. You would say he is insane. With the…

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LENT: AWAKE

Mark 13 I️ have loved being in the Word with you over the past couple of weeks for our Lent study! Who would’ve ever guessed we would be where we are today? Stuck in our homes. Scanning the news. Watching the time tick by slow. And yet, I️ know assuredly that God knew all along.…

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LENT: ETERNAL

Mark 5-6 The action-packed journalistic style of the book of Mark continues with snapshots of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Unfolding before our eyes is a Savior who has relentless compassion in a world stock-full of bad news. Jesus doesn’t ignore the problems, but rather confronts the evil and reveals His character of mercy, love, and hope.…

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LENT: HOSANNA

Mark 11 “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” Mark 11:9-10 It’s Palm Sunday and I️ want to encourage everyone to be in God’s Word today. I️ believe that the Word is alive and actively working. I️ also believe…

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LENT: MERCY

Mercy is God’s goodness to pardon the judgment our sins deserve. In other words, it is God’s act of forgiveness. According to Scripture, we all deserve the death penalty for our sin (Rom. 6:23) and condemnation for eternity (Rev. 20:12-15). When we gaze at what we deserve…mercy takes on a whole new meaning. WHAT WE…

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LENT: REDEEM

We are so dead in our sin that we need to be redeemed by God, who freely offers us forgiveness. Sin is serious…however, we too readily make excuses for our sin and in doing so, diminish our need for redemption. In him we have redemption [our ransom] through his blood [the price that has been…

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