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 2 | WHEN A CLIENT VANDALIZES YOUR HOME

MARK 2 | WHEN A CLIENT VANDALIZES YOUR HOME

This is part 2 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Background Matthew 4:13 says Jesus left Nazareth and settled (or lived) in Capernaum in Galilee. 2:1-12 In this passage Jesus is at home in Capernaum (Mark 2:1), and people are coming to him from all villages...
MARK 1 | THE SPEAKING AND THE DOING

MARK 1 | THE SPEAKING AND THE DOING

This is part 1 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. 1:1 The word gospel was used in the ancient world often for military victories, but the apostles and writers of the Scriptures co-opted it for language of being saved from the enemy’s kingdom into the Kingdom...
B4T STORY: HURRY-FREE B4T

B4T STORY: HURRY-FREE B4T

This is a guest post by a B4Ter in E Europe. When we moved to a new town in 1995 to start a factory, we met a little girl named Sara. We lived on her street, and she was 11 years old—the middle child of 9 children. Sara’s family was in poverty during the country’s...
ECCLESIASTES: MARANATHA

ECCLESIASTES: MARANATHA

This is part 16 of a many-part blog series on the book of Ecclesiastes. If Jesus has come to make ALL things new (Revelation 21:5), by extension that means ALL things, right? We often treat “ALL things” as only the human soul. When we launch people overseas just for...
THE 6TH LOVE LANGUAGE

THE 6TH LOVE LANGUAGE

Dr. Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages was so revolutionary and so practical that these five categories are today in the working vocabulary of most Christians. This is an amazing accomplishment on his part. Chapman identifies five main “languages” that...