Path of Obedience | Mark 9:28-32 “After He went into a house, His disciples asked Him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out? ” And He told them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” Then they left that place and made their way through Galilee, but He did not want... Continue Reading →
How Long? | Mark 9:14-29 When they came to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and scribes disputing with them. All of a sudden, when the whole crowd saw Him, they were amazed and ran to greet Him. Then He asked them, “What are you arguing with them about? ” Out of... Continue Reading →
Fractured Fairy Tales
Fractured Fairy Tales | Mark 9:7-13 “A cloud appeared, overshadowing them, and a voice came from the cloud: This is My beloved Son; listen to Him! Then suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus alone. As they were coming down from the mountain, He ordered them to tell no one... Continue Reading →
Listen to Him!
Listen to Him! | Mark 9:1-8 “Then He said to them, “I assure you: There are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God come in power.” After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves to be... Continue Reading →
Die to Live?
Paradox: Die to Live? | Mark 8:34-9:1 “Summoning the crowd along with His disciples, He said to them, “If anyone wants to be My follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me and... Continue Reading →
Following Jesus: An Unexpected Turn
Unexpected Turn | Mark 8:29-34 “But you,” He asked them again, “who do you say that I am? ” Peter answered Him, “You are the Messiah! ” And He strictly warned them to tell no one about Him. Then He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be... Continue Reading →
Insight Not Eyesight
Insight not Eyesight | Mark 8:22-30 “Then they came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to Him and begged Him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and brought him out of the village. Spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see... Continue Reading →
Living with Questions?
Living with Questions? | Mark 8:11-21 “The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, demanding of Him a sign from heaven to test Him. But sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation demand a sign? I assure you: No sign will be given to this generation! ” Then He... Continue Reading →
Prove It! | Mark 8:1-13 “In those days there was again a large crowd, and they had nothing to eat. He summoned the disciples and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will... Continue Reading →
Life, Like It’s Meant to Be
Life, Like It’s Meant to Be | Mark 7:31-37 “Again, leaving the region of Tyre, He went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decapolis. They brought to Him a deaf man who also had a speech difficulty, and begged Jesus to lay His hand on him. So... Continue Reading →