As we’ve just learned in our Emotionally Healthy Relationships series, unmet expectations are the root of all disappointment. And boy, were people ever disappointed with Jesus. This week, Ryan opens a new series in the book of Mark, which shows a Jesus who is a lot different from the warrior king that people expected in the first century – and also a lot different from how we think of Jesus today.
Each of us probably has something slightly different come to mind when we hear the word gospel. What was the gospel according to Jesus? And what did He mean by the Kingdom of God? Ryan continues our series in Mark with an in-depth look at Jesus’ words as He began His ministry.
If you grew up in the church, the word “Christian” might mean something very simple to you – praying the Sinner’s Prayer, believing certain things, trying to be good most of the time, going to church now and again. But the word “Christian” is not used very often in Scripture, and never by Jesus; he didn’t have Christians. He had disciples. Today, from Mark 1-3, Ryan helps us understand what discipleship meant to Jesus.
From Mark 1:21-34, Ryan continues our series in Mark (The Life and Way of Jesus) with a look at what life in the Kingdom of God actually looks like.
Bryan Cobley continues our series on The Life and Way of Jesus with a message on Mark 1:35-45.
From Mark 2:1-12, it’s the story of the paralytic lowered through the roof to Jesus, and what it means to rest in Jesus’ healing authority.
From Mark 2:13-17, it’s the story of the calling of Levi, how easy it us for us to see others through labels and groups, how Jesus saw people differently, and how we can too.
In Mark’s gospel (2:18-22), Jesus explains why his disciples don’t fast, and then … launches into a series of metaphors about old and new things. What’s He talking about? Pastor Ryan explains.
Today, the final two conflict stories between Jesus and the religious leaders of His day – and a prime example of what it looks like for a group of people to drift away from their original purpose. From Mark 2:23 - 3:6, Ryan continues our series The Life and Way of Jesus.