MARK 11 | ASKING IN FAITH

MARK 11 | ASKING IN FAITH

This is part 11 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 11:20-26. As the disciples and Jesus passed by the fig tree again, Peter noticed that it had withered (11:20-21) after Jesus cursed it (11:14). Just as God had found no fruit on the...
MARK 7, PT 2 | MAKING THINGS NEW

MARK 7, PT 2 | MAKING THINGS NEW

This is part 10 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 7:31-37. Jesus continued his tour of Gentile territory, purposefully going on a 120-mile journey through Sidon and into the Decapolis rather than going through Jewish land (7:31)....
MARK 6, PT 4 | COUNTRYSIDES AND MARKETPLACES

MARK 6, PT 4 | COUNTRYSIDES AND MARKETPLACES

This is part 8 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 6:53-56. Checking In In Mark 6:45, Jesus had his disciples get into the boat ahead of him and aim for Bethsaida; but by 6:53, they had crossed over and made land at Gennesaret. When...
MARK 6, PT 3 | HEROD AND ACCOUNTABILITY

MARK 6, PT 3 | HEROD AND ACCOUNTABILITY

This is part 7 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 6:14-29. Backstory King Herod heard as the word spread, which means it didn’t just spread among the poor but made it into the palaces. Jesus’ name had become known (6:14). Herod...
MARK 6, PT 2 | HOSPITALITY AND SUFFERING

MARK 6, PT 2 | HOSPITALITY AND SUFFERING

This is part 6 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 6:7-13. Relying on Hospitality Jesus had done just enough teaching to begin pushing his disciples out to make mistakes, not on their own but with another (6:7)—surely for both...
MARK 6, PT 1 | JESUS AS CARPENTER AND LORD

MARK 6, PT 1 | JESUS AS CARPENTER AND LORD

This is part 5 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 6:1-6. Rejection & the Hypostatic Union Jesus knew rejection and disdain. He knew the pain of not being accepted in his hometown. He went to Nazareth and was teaching in the...