Fake Worship

Fake Worship | Mark 7:1-8 “The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Him. They observed that some of His disciples were eating their bread with unclean — that is, unwashed — hands. (For the Pharisees, in fact all the Jews, will not eat unless they wash their hands... Continue Reading →

Hope for the Hopeless

Hope for the Hopeless | Mark 6:53-56 “When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and beached the boat. As they got out of the boat, people immediately recognized Him. They hurried throughout that vicinity and began to carry the sick on mats to wherever they heard He was. Wherever He would... Continue Reading →

Hard Heads, Hard Hearts

Hard Head, Hard Hearts | Mark 6:45-52 “Immediately He made His disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He dismissed the crowd. After He said good-bye to them, He went away to the mountain to pray. When evening came, the boat was in the middle... Continue Reading →

Feeding the Sheep

Feeding the Sheep | Mark 6:35-41 “When it was already late, His disciples approached Him and said, “This place is a wilderness, and it is already late! Send them away, so they can go into the surrounding countryside and villages to buy themselves something to eat.” “You give them something to eat,” He responded. They... Continue Reading →

Into the Wilderness

Into the Wilderness | Mark 6:30-34 “The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to Him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.” For many people were coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.... Continue Reading →

Cultural Traps

Cultural Traps | Mark 6:21-28 “Now an opportune time came on his birthday, when Herod gave a banquet for his nobles, military commanders, and the leading men of Galilee. When Herodias’s own daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. The king said to the girl, “Ask me whatever you want, and... Continue Reading →

Price of Obedience

“And they were driving out many demons, anointing many sick people with olive oil, and healing them. King Herod heard of this, because Jesus’ name had become well known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that’s why supernatural powers are at work in him.” But others said, “He’s Elijah.”... Continue Reading →

Sent

Sent | Mark 6:6b-13 “Now He was going around the villages in a circuit, teaching. He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the road except a walking stick: no bread, no traveling bag, no money in... Continue Reading →

Rejected

Rejected | Mark 6:1-6 “He went away from there and came to His hometown, and His disciples followed Him. When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were astonished. “Where did this man get these things? ” they said. “What is this wisdom given to Him, and... Continue Reading →

Even Greater

Even Greater | Mark 5:21-24, 34-43 “When Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him while He was by the sea. One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet and kept begging Him, “My little daughter... Continue Reading →

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