The Son of God comes onto the scene not first with teaching, or healing, or casting out demons. First, he must be commissioned. But by whom? And with what? With a power and with a proclamation that signals the beginning has come. For Jesus, and for us. Let’s approach the Lord with wonder, humility and […]
Mark’s gospel begins this way: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” And so there is no doubt. This strange (at the time) piece of literature is about Jesus. But who is he? That, in a question, is exactly what the book of Mark is about. It is about Jesus, […]
What do deacons do? For that matter, what are elders supposed to do? And why does it matter? We look to the early church — the problems they faced and the solutions they came up with — to guide us. Let’s pray for humility and fruit this Sunday!