A Devil in the Pews (Mark 1:21-34)

When my daughter was little, I asked her at bedtime one night if she wanted to follow Jesus. “No way,” she said. “Why?” I inquired. “Because I don’t know him.” She’s right. Jesus walked the earth 2,000 years ago. He lived in a place and culture far different from our own. So why...

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Called by the King (Mark 1:14-20)

Jesus finally speaks. After his baptism, after his 40 days in the wilderness, he cries out: The Kingdom of God is at hand. It is near. And that means everything must change. Because to live in the Kingdom means to heed the life and instructions of the King. Who is the King and...

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