Gospel of Mark

Kingdoms in Conflict

Mark 11:1-25 reveals two kingdoms in conflict… two value systems battling for supremacy and control of our hearts and lives. And the two kingdoms: Our Kingdom and Jesus’ Kingdom. Our Kingdom. Our kingdom is built any time we put ourselves at the center. In our kingdom, our interests, desires, and needs...

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American Idols

We have a lot of American idols. In fact, we even have a television show called “American Idol” in its 10th season that still draws upwards of 40 million viewers per season. We are a culture filled with idols. And we’d like to think that as followers of Jesus...

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Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage

The following is a manuscript from the message "Life Lab" (Mark 10:1-12) where we discussed marriage, divorce, and remarriage: This is going to be an uncomfortable message. Today I am going to talk about marriage, divorce, and remarriage. For some, this is an uncomfortable message because you are married and you’re...

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Jesus is LORD

"And He continued by questioning them, 'But who do you say that I am?' Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ.'" (Mark 8:29) The most important question that Jesus will ever ask you is “Who do you say that I am?” And my hope and prayer is that you’ll answer,...

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The Receptive Heart

This is the 3rd post of 3 on the Parable of the Sower  (Read Part 1 & Part 2) The receptive heart receives Jesus and responds by sowing the seeds of the gospel. This is where the whole Parable of the Sower in Mark 4:1-20 goes. Jesus is asking you where...

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Soils & Saviors

This is the 2nd post of 3 on the Parable of the Sower  (Read Part 1) As I read through the Parable of the Sower in Mark 4:1-20, the soil of the human heart is really about what “saviors” we look to for satisfaction, significance, and salvation. The saviors we look to...

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