We in the US are often blind to the risk involved in being followers of Jesus. His Gospel sometimes seems less of a risk thanks to the freedoms we enjoy. However, the Gospel is really has a “risk imperative” agenda for its followers.
Please join pastoral intern Micah Blowers as he brings us the word of God from Mark chapter 9 and will be blessed to consider Jesus as the Suffering Servant.
In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed that “this cup” would be taken from Him, if it were God’s will. But what is this “cup” and why would He want to avoid it. In this message, Pastor Mark Blowers uses the Old Testament to show us what the cup is, who it is really meant for and why it was given to Jesus. And then why we can praise God in light of this fact.
Mark 12:13-27 finds the religious power brokers of the day seeking to trap Jesus with their questions. Yet like before, he answers them with confidence and seeking to teach them of their condition and worry for the present. Today, whether it be our view of influence, knowledge, position or appearance being what we strive for, Jesus asks us to look at His life and how the present pulls our gaze toward eternity.
What is the essence of Christianity? This most significant question is answered by the most significant person – Jesus Christ. Please join Pastor Dustin Rogers today as he opens Mark Chapter 12 to consider Jesus teaching about the sum and center of God’s moral law.
In Mark 12:38-44, we see a huge contrast between the pretentious, power loving scribes and the humble, giving, trusting widow. This is a lesson for us about worship, discipleship and love. We should be extravagant in our giving, fully trusting Him with all, knowing that we worship a God who is a giver.
Our world has its definition of greatness. Often its about who has the most power or who has the most people working for them. Does that match God’s definition of greatness? Pastor Dustin Rogers walks us through Mark 10:32-45 as Jesus gives us the answer.