If you went out fishing early one morning, and were in a boat, and you saw an eerie figure coming to you on the water, apparently walking on the water, what would you do?? The story of Jesus, walking on water, is world famous. What really happened, and what did the disciples do?
If you were in New Orleans, and a police detective asked you, “What did you do last Tuesday,” how would you answer? Would you fumble around, trying to remember anything about ‘last Tuesday?’ if he asked you, “what did you do on ‘fat Tuesday’?” Would that be easier to remember?? Probably so!!! Especially if you know that “fat Tuesday” means— “Mardi Gras” in French !! Since “Mardi Gras” and Ash Wednesday start the season of Lent for Christians, let’s think for a minute about the last 40 days of Jesus’ life, from the gospel of Mark.
The Gospels agree on the undeniable miracle of the fishes and the loaves feeding the 5,000. To us, it tells us just as God took care of the needs of the crowd, he also wants to meet – and exceed – all our spiritual and earthly needs
“If it were a crime to be a Christian, would there be enough evidence in your life to convict you?” Jesus sent out his disciples, to preach the Gospel as he had taught them. But it was not always safe to be associated with Jesus, and not always easy to be his follower.
Some people get no respect! At least that is what some comedians say. But, that can be a real problem when a person of immense importance is dismissed or ignored. Jesus was treated this way, in his hometown. Who did it hurt?
Have you ever been possessed by a demon? Few people have, at least in the Biblical sense. But Jesus came across people troubled by demons several times during his three years of earthly ministry, and one of them is told to us in great detail here in the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 5.
Have you ever been involved in a crime? Have you ever seen a crime take place? Have you ever been a witness in a court of law? Jesus called His disciples to Him early in His ministry, and sent them out to preach, and to be witnesses — to God’s love.
Jesus asked, “Which is lawful to do on the Sabbath— to do good or to do evil, to save a life or to kill?” What on earth could cause Jesus to say something like this, and what does it mean to us today, in this technological and regulated day?
The Star was important in the story of Christmas. But the Light of the Star can be important in our lives today, as well
What does it mean to “worship” and serve God? The Pharisees, the strict religious leaders, had very well-defined ideas about that. Jesus disagreed with them. Who was right?
This week, we look at Mark 2: 13-17, in which Jesus was asked why his disciples did not fast and pray for him, as John the Baptizers’ disciples did for John. Jesus used this moment for some insights about changes around us.
This week, we look at Mark 2: 13-17, in which Jesus did a very controversial thing— he called a tax collector to follow him. Then, he did something even more outrageous, to the elites— he had dinner at the tax collector’s house, with lots of other “sinners.” What was Jesus thinking?
Pastor Keith has turned to Mark, Chapter 2 in his Bible study series. When Jesus returned home, he was so overwhelmed with people in and around his house, some guys couldn’t get their sick friend to Jesus for healing. So they lowered him through the roof! What would Jesus do next?
Jesus rose early in the morning to go out alone to pray, which he probably did every day — because Jesus never knew when he was going to meet someone who suffered from leprosy.
Pastor Keith has prepared a longer lesson for us this week regarding the start of Jesus' ministry as related by Mark. Some people might have thought Jesus was a little old to have a career change, from carpenter to rabbi (meaning “teacher”), but Jesus was determined to show that he was a person of action— the person of God’s action.
Continuing our look at the Gospel of Mark, we see that in Mark 1:9: just as U.S. Presidents deliver an inaugural address when they become President, so the beginning of the ministry of Jesus had its own inauguration. It was not framed by the teaching wisdom of Jesus, rather, it was INAUGURAL ACTION that marked the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. #GospelofMark
Pastor Keith's Bible Study - Gospel of Mark - 1 The Gospel of Mark is different from the other Gospels. First, it doesn't begin with the birth of Christ, but with John the Baptist at the beginning of Christ's adult ministry. This video is the first of many to come regarding this Gospel that often doesn't get the attention the others get..