This week’s Sermon…Why Jesus died.

Leading up to Easter, we are wrapping up our sermon series we have been preaching through which is entitled, “Watch Your Life and Doctrine”. To conclude this series, in these three weeks we are focusing on the Gospel from both a theological and practical viewpoint. Last week, we talked about Jesus’ life and the reasons […]

This week’s Sermon…Why Jesus came.

When we speak of the Gospel, in one major sense, we are talking about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. There may be more to the Gospel than this, but there cannot be any less. All of Christian doctrine and practice hinge upon this. This week, we are going to see a picture of why Jesus says […]

Review and Reflect on Mark 15:40-16:8 – Jesus died and rose again.

Mark 15:40-16:2 is the story of Jesus’ death on the cross. Compared to the other Gospels, Mark presents a brief account. In this passage, he mentions several people by name. One of the first questions I have when I read this is, Where did these people come from? They are not mentioned anywhere before in the book, and […]

Review and Reflect on Mark 15:16-39 – The King has come and although he was dead now he is alive.

When the soldiers who are responsible to crucify Jesus take him into custody, they reject and abuse him. The Roman soldiers were more than happy to be able to abuse a Jewish man on this day. There was a strained relationship between Jews and Romans, and the soldiers expressed their feelings of racism and disdain for Jews […]

Review and Reflect on Mark 14:1-11 – You always have the poor with you

During the Passover celebration week, Jesus spent a large part of that time teaching in the Temple and arguing with the religious and political leaders. The time for Jesus to heal and teach concluded and in chapter 14, preparations are being made for Jesus’ final duty of his ministry. In Mark 14: 1-11, the Jerusalem leaders […]

Review and Reflect on Mark 8:22-26

Read Mark 8:22-26. Jesus comes to a town called Bethsaida on the shore of the Sea of Galilee with his disciples. In typical fashion, he meets someone who needs him to heal them. Some people brought a blind man to Jesus. He took the blind man away from the village. Similar to the story of […]