All the Way

Perhaps no call to obedience, aside from the call of Jesus to the cross, is as powerful and as demanding as the call given to Abraham.  It is a call to abandon everything in order to receive an unseen, unnamed promise. The Lord said to Abram, “Leave your land, your family, and your father’s household for the […]

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Atonement Makes this Friday Good

Today is Good Friday.  What’s so good about the day Jesus of Nazareth was nailed to the cross?  Of course, many of us would say, “He died for our sins and that makes it Good Friday.”  As soon as we begin thinking or talking about why Jesus died we begin engaging in atonement theology.  Here’s what I walk […]

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As Many As Touched Him

Evangelism has never been my strong suit.  I enjoy talking about Jesus and the things of God’s kingdom, but I wouldn’t call myself an evangelist.  I know I need to be more bold while being less offensive (let the cross of Christ be the offense).  I’m praying that God will grow me in this area. […]

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Hard Hearts, Blind Eyes

Mark’s gospel is about discipleship.  Discipleship is about seeing.  But what happens when our hard hearts blind our eyes?  The story below follows the miracle of leftovers in which the disciples see Jesus feed over 5000 people with five loaves and two fish.  The saw the 12 baskets of leftovers and so should be pretty convinced that […]

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The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 23 is one of the most well known passages in all of Scripture and this morning I found it in the Gospel of Mark.  Somehow this psalm leaped over the Prophets and found its way into Mark’s short account of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. In Mark 6 we are told that the disciples […]

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