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: SOWER

Mark 4 I’m loving the book of Mark and all the great stories! Did you know that 75% of the Bible consists of stories! There is such power in a story! One that you’ve probably heard numerous times before is : The Parable of the Sower and Reaper I️ think this is a perfect text…

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LENT: RADICAL

Mark 3 Jesus’ own family thought He was crazy. Gone mad, some might say. As I️ read today’s text, it did make me chuckle. So indulge me for a bit. Preposterous Claims Place yourself back in the time of antiquity, without the context of what’s to come next. Imagine growing up in the home of…

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LENT: FOLLOW

Mark 2 If you have been following along during this study of Lent as we prepare for Easter, I️ want to let you know that we will turn our attention to the book of Mark for the remainder of our study. And today as I️ read Mark 2, my attention is caught up by the…

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LENT: HEAR

Mark 1 As you read the Gospel of Mark, it sounds much like the nightly news. The camera spans quickly covering highlights, providing a grand overview. Why, within the very first chapter, we jump from John the Baptist to the inauguration of Jesus’ ministry (baptism, wilderness escapade, the call of the first disciples) and proceed…

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