In today’s passage, we see King Jesus call His disciples, and us, to take the good news of his life, death, burial, and resurrection to all of creation.
In today’s passage, we see King Jesus raised from the dead!
In today’s passage, we see King Jesus accomplish redemption for all mankind.
In today’s passage, we see King Jesus mocked by soldiers, religious leader, and random people. Through it all, the King stays focused on the mission of providing salvation to all.
In today’s passage, we examine the Jewish roots of the Passover meal, discuss why this is called the Last Supper, and see the meaning behind the First Supper, also known as Communion or the Eucharist. Jesus ended a 1500-year old tradition and instituted a new covenant that has lasted for 2000 years and will continue until Jesus returns. During this dinner with his disciples, Jesus drops several surprises on his crew. We also partake of communion at the end.
As we read this passage, we are introduced to two friends. One is a friend of Jesus for what he can get from Jesus. The other is a friend of Jesus for who Jesus is. She responds in worship and devotion.
In this sermon, Pastor Scott gives a brief overview of end times events. Mark 13 is a difficult passage to understand. The goal is to harmonize prophetic Scripture from the Old and New Testaments and hold our conclusions with an open hand. We need to have a healthy interest in what the Bible teaches regarding end times while simultaneously handling God’s Word with accuracy, care, and an eye to practical application. I hope to give you a framework to understand this passage as well as some of the other prophetic writings in the Bible.
In what is commonly called the "Greatest Commandment," Jesus outlines three priorities for the follower of Christ. Loving God, Loving Self, and Loving Others. Our ability to love is in response to God's love for us and we must believe in the ultimate expression of God's love: Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us a little about life after death, but not everything. In this passage, Jesus is confronted once again by religious leaders. They propose a riddle to Jesus to prove the ridiculousness of the resurrection. But they forgot who they were talking to. Jesus rebuked them for not knowing the Scriptures and for doubting the power of God. Don’t make the same mistake.
In this passage, Pastor Scott looks at Jesus' famous statement: Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's. This isn't a money question, it is an ownership issue. Who do you belong to?