• 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...

  • Jesus’ Meal with Matthew (Mark 2:13-17)

    As we have followed Jesus, we have discovered that he comes to bring. He comes to us to bring us in. He forgives us so that we can have full and lasting relationships with him. But here is a crucial question: Who is “us”? Whom does Jesus seek to bring in?...

  • The Healing We Really Need (Mark 2:1-12)

    What do you need most in your life? If you could boil your needs down to just one, what would it be? As we follow Jesus in the gospel of Mark, it becomes quickly clear that Jesus did not come to be a good example or to inspire. He came...