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… Continue reading
Jesus lived so in tune with the mission given to Him by His Heavenly Father that He did not allow anything to get in the way. He wasn’t afraid of rejection but rather knew that not everyone He encountered would be changed. What needs to change in your life in order to live this way?
Are you living up to your potential? This world needs you. More than ever, this generation needs men and women to step up to that which they have been called. “…who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he… Continue reading
Today we read Paul’s final benediction to the somewhat unpredictable Corinthian church. His closing remarks in 2 Cor. 13:11-14 remind me of ones you might hear at a graduation ceremony. Poignant. Succinct. Meaningful. If you recall over the last few chapters, Paul has addressed these city-dwellers with instructions on how to live life. These are… Continue reading
Whether you are in a season of waiting to see God work in your life or celebrating where you are right now…may we all be reminded that we were put here in this world to live humble, sacrificial, servant-like lives that point upward to Jesus. The day-to-day faithfulness counts!
Paul is begging the Corinthian church to get back on track and to resist the alluring tide of false teaching that so easily cause them to wander away from God. The Corinthians are being derailed by intellectualism and performance-based Christianity. They were stuck in a comparison trap of “Who’s Who and Who’s Not.” We see… Continue reading