The Family of Christ (Mark 3:20-35)

The book of Mark is a unfolding, an unwrapping, like slowly tearing off the paper of a gift at Christmas. Each tear–each story–reveals something more about what is inside. And it is revealing two very closely related things: Who the King is, and what his kingdom is like. This week...

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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...

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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...

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