In our passage today, three of Jesus’ disciples are following him to the top of a mountain, their heads filled with questions and uncertainties as they wrestle with the difficult things Jesus has just told them. How can they trust what he says? How can they be sure they are following the right person? Isn’t…
Immediately after Peter identifies Jesus as the rescuer God had promised, Jesus explains what it means to be his follower. He explains that it is not something you can just do in your spare time or a path to take because you think it will be the easiest. Instead, he explains that it involves giving…
Today we come to the pivotal moment of Mark’s Gospel, the fundamental question every one of us must answer. Who is Jesus?
In our passage, we see three events, very similar to ones we have seen in Mark’s gospel before – but with one very big difference this time!
What is it that makes someone a good or bad person? In today’s passage we see what Jesus has to say about it, and it’s not what you might think.
When the disciples return from their ministry tour in the villages around Galilee, they could be excused for thinking they already knew everything about Jesus. Yet in our passage today, we see there are significant blind spots in their understanding of who Jesus really is, blindspots which we often share with them. Join with us…
This week we think about a word loaded with emotional baggage, ‘repentance’. So what is it, and why is it so important? We answer those questions by looking at a King who makes a whole host of mistakes, but refuses to admit to them! Focus Text: Mark 6:14-29
In Mark 6:1-13 Jesus returns to his home town, but all that awaits him is rejection and contempt. It’ might appear to be an incredibly shocking response, but it is one he uses to teach his disciples some vital lessons about ministry.
We continue our series in the gospel of Mark by looking at a very timely passage for our current situation as a nation. Two people approach Jesus for help amidst their desperation and his response gives them hope; and us too, if we would but ask for it in faith. Focus Text – Mark 5:21-43
Upon arriving on the gentile side of the sea of Galilee, Jesus is met by a man under the influence of an evil spirit. Jesus’ gracious response to this man offers hope for us all, as we question whose influence we are actually under?