God has an amazing plan for his creation and although he can bring it about all by himself, he has chosen to instead include us. God wants to partner with us, but he is a gentleman and wants us to want to partner with him, too! In this parable Jesus challenges those listening to his […]

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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 is pretty fascinating because, in […]

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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 were meant to do. Are […]

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