• Life With Jesus (Mark 3:7-19)

    What happens when we go from relating to Jesus from a distance, to relating to him up close? What happens when, once he has called us, we come and be with him? The answer in the scriptures is that we become who we were meant to be. And we do what we...

  • Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-28)

    What are the ways of a believer? What does following Jesus actually entail? We are in a section of the Gospel of Mark that helps us answer this question. But the answer is not simply a set of steps. For Jesus, Christianity is a way of life. And that means he will...

  • A Supernatural Joy (Mark 2:18-22)

    We’re in a section of the gospel of Mark that is essentially confrontation. It’s Jesus vs. the Pharisees. They are finding not just Jesus’ style, but his content, and his actions, suspicious and, quite possibly, dangerous. But their presence is a necessary foil to understand Jesus’ unfolding mission. They help...