Tag Archives: Mark

Going Deeper: Family – 1 Samuel 22:1-4

This week’s message illustrates that David was a hero to Israel and a champion protector. Like the Robin Hood of the ancient world, David drew the downtrodden to him as a moths to a flame. These misfits became the core of his army. What’s more, this week we will consider how David cared for his […]

Going Deeper: A King’s Daughter – 1 Damuel 18:17-30

Sometimes we fear what we cannot control. This fear of the unknown is common and understandable, but the children of God should live by faith and not sight. Faith in the hope we have in Jesus Christ is the key. This week we are considering the fear that King Saul had toward David who only […]

Articles of Faith: Perseverance

Last week we touched upon the Glorification of the saints that is best viewed as the welling up of the Holy Spirit to empower the children of God to be more Christ-like.  One of the major ways this happens is through perseverance under persecution for righteousness.  When we join Christ in yielding to God the […]

Articles of Faith: Called

Do you have a job or a vocation? I hope your answer is vocation. Even if you feel like you are struggling at a dead end, you need to understand that God gives everyone of His children a calling. The problem is that our foolish ideas often get in the way. God’s Word promises that […]

Commandments of Jesus, Pt XIX – Mark 13:4-6

Self-discipline is one of the hardest habits to practice consistently.  Seemingly no matter how hard we try, we slip-up and slide into old habits.  By God’s grace and His Word, we can overcome, but only so long as we take heed to ourselves and the doctrines of the Bible.  In fact, the Word of God […]

Commandments of Jesus, Pt XIII – Mark 9:38-40

In a world full of division and strife, it is no wonder that these problems impact the Church.  Thus we many brands and stripes of church, and this seems unlikely to change any time soon.  However, there is hope.  True submissive faith in Jesus Christ is the key to unity of purpose, truth and life.  […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part XII: Mark 6:33-44

As a pastor, I have learned that feeding the portion of God’s flock given into my care is an incredible responsibility and a great joy.  Like all work, it has its ups and downs, but serving the Lord is tremendously rewarding.  More importantly the Lord teaches us that all of His children have a work […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part II – John 12:26

This week’s Bible Study considers the simple command of Jesus Christ to follow him.  At the core of Jesus’ ministry is a return to the simplicity found at the beginning of time when God dwelt with the first man and woman.  Jesus called all his disciples to follow him.  Without turning to follow Jesus, we […]

Parable of the Foolish Rich Man – October 24th

What do you do when you have too much stuff? In this week’s parable we will discuss what Jesus Christ said concerning the opportunity and challenge of wealth. The Parable of the Foolish Rich Man leaves nothing to be debated about the Savior’s expectations. Join tonight us or follow along with the lesson as we […]

The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, September 12th

It’s time again for Wednesday Bible Study!  This week we consider the so called Parable of the Sheep and the Goats.  This parable has been approached from many perspectives, but common to all views is that Jesus teaches that people who claim to follow Him must be kind to others.  Join tonight us or follow along […]