Throughout the book of Mark, Jesus has been preaching, performing miracles and pointing us to who He is. All this comes to a crescendo with the most important question you have to answer: who do you say Jesus is? When we answer that question, Jesus’ mission and purpose are unveiled leading to another question: will you follow? Join Pastor Dustin as he journeys through Mark 8:22-38.
Have you ever struggled to believe that Jesus knows what you’re facing and feeling? Have you ever struggled to believe that He cares? In today’s study of Mark 8:1-21, Pastor Dustin shows us that Jesus is powerful, He is incredible and He is intentional. With Jesus we have enough! We no longer have to wallow in fear, anxiety or doubt, because we can cast all our burdens on the Savior who truly cares for us.
As Jesus travelled into the Gentile regions around Israel, he finds a woman desperate to attract His attention and a deaf, mute man, both in need of a miracle. In these interactions comes a lesson of what authentic faith is and how a true humble heart pleases God.
When our application and rules for living biblical truths become more important than the truths they are based on, we walk close to the mindset the Pharisees had when considering Jesus’ disciples. In today’s passage, Pastor Dustin Rogers shows us what Jesus says should guide our faith and what our heart reveals about our affections.
In our day and age we are prone to be isolated. Pastor Dustin Rogers walks us through a few of the 59 “one another” commands in the New Testament and flips these commands around to give us a glimpse of the magnitude and vital importance of community.