Posts tagged with: Mark

A man dressed in black, standing and looking sadly downward against a black background

Character of God’s Kindness

Regardless of region, gender, race, background, whether we’re on a mountain peak or the stormy sea, Jesus can find us and easily reverse the domain of darkness with his Kingdom.

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Subdued Seas

Mark 4:35-41 shows us that disciples must broaden their capacity of trust.

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A sign on the side of a building that says "Time is Precious"

Soon and Very Soon

Remember that you are always living in the sight of God, operating an outpost of his Kingdom in the middle of the chaos.

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Christ and the Rich Young Ruler, Heinrich Hofmann

Hold to Christ

Throwing ourselves on God’s grace in the way that Jesus asks requires trust.

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A woman in the back of an empty church looking at the altar

The Sunday After Saturday

Taking up our cross, losing our life to save it—these are not fruitless endeavors.

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The Last Word?

In the end, it is Jesus, not Herod, who will have the last word.

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Ranking the Greatest (Part 2)

The lesson of rank and greatness continues with a pivot to the kingdom.

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Ranking the Greatest (Part 1)

Through every generation, the Son of Man continues to serve, and he tells us today that rank and greatness pale in comparison to serving him by the works of our hands.

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A tree in the middle of a yellow field

The Mustard Tree

It is in the weeds and the kudzu, the death and the destruction, the questions and the uncertainties, the doubt and the longing that Christ is reconciling the world to himself.

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A cross in the middle of a grassy field

Bearing the Weight of the Cross

Simon of Cyrene gives us the lesson of God’s providence and participation in painful things that reveal God’s grace.

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A man climbing a mountain towards a cross at the top

Listen to Him

Whether we react with faith or fear.. God comes anyway..

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Good News

In Mark 1, Jesus states his core message: the kingdom of God has come; repent and believe in this good news.

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Living the Baptized Life

Being part of the community of the faithful calls us to a new way of life.

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Hearing & Seeing in the Wilderness

Advent is an invitation to settle in and to wait with hope in the wilderness, growing in attunement to the sights and sounds that help us know that the Lord is on the way.

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Grounded for Good

Leadership is hard.  And because it’s hard, sometimes we are particularly hard on ourselves when things don’t go well.

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