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...
MARK 4, PT 2 | SOLVING PROBLEMS FROM THE TOP DOWN

MARK 4, PT 2 | SOLVING PROBLEMS FROM THE TOP DOWN

This is part 4 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 4:35-41 Jesus was often tired. He ran a sprint-marathon. He ran until he was out of gas, but then retreated to rest. He always initiated rest when he needed it. So after an...
MARK 4, PT 2 | SOLVING PROBLEMS FROM THE TOP DOWN

MARK 4, PT 1 | SOWING IN WORKSHIP

This is part 3 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 4:26-29. Now the Kingdom of God is compared to a man scattering seeds on the ground (4:26). The man is clearly not God in this parable because he sleeps and rises and lives out his...