Join us as we continue our series in Mark's Gospel looking at Jesus the servnt king. This morning we look at Jesus' continued ministry among Gentiles in the Decapolis. Here Jesus, amongst many other healings, heals a man who is deaf and struggles to speak. Once again we see Jesus challenging religious expectations - that he should not associate with a Gentile, that the Gentiles were impure, that the Gentiles had not part in God's Kingdom, that this deaf man was unclean, that the deaf man must have sinned to be unwell... Jesus comes to bring total healing, redemption and restoration to the whole creation and Mark shows how this story shows that Jesus is the promised Saviour who will deliver.
Join us as we continue our series in Mark's Gospel, looking at Jesus the servant king. Last time we saw Jesus confronting the religious leaders, showing that what makes us uunclean is what comes from within us. This mornign we look at Jesus pushing the idea of whether there are some people who are not included in God's plan and how he shows that nobody is excluded by anything but their response to him.
Join us as we continue our series in Mark's Gospel looking at Jesus the servant king. This morning we look at Jesus coming into conflict with the religious leaders. The religious leaders had reduced following God to a performance of a set of rules, rather than a relationship with God. These rules had the appearance of wisdom in helping people to God's law, but really pushed them away from him. The rules had the effect of pushing people awy from other people and away from God and so they were worthless and ineffective spirituality.
Join us as we continue our series in Mark's Gospel looking at Jesus the servant king. This morning we looked at Jesus walking on the water. The story shows us Jesus the unwilling celebrity, the unimpressive disciples, Jesus revealing the unveiled presence of God and the unexpected key to the story (the feeding of the 5,000).
Join us as we begin our week of prayer by asking, as did the disciples, 'how should we pray?' Here we see that this is not obvious. The disciples have spent all their lives in religious circles and yet do not know how to pray. And we see that Jesus offers more than just a prayer to pray, but a framework to shape all of their prayers.
Join us as we continue our series in Mark's Gospel looking at Jesus the servant king. This morning we look at Jesus feeding the crowd of 5,000. We look at what Jesus is revealing about his identity and his mission through miraculously providing bread in the wilderness; just as his Father had done in the exodus.
Join us as we continue our series in Mark's Gospel, looking at Jesus the servant king. Last week we saw the power of simple faith in Jesus as a woman was healed from a debilitating disease and a young girl who was raised from the dead. This week we see the power of unbelief in Jesus' rejection at Nazareth. We see (i) an unexpected homecoming, (ii) an unattractive manifesto, (iii) an unfit background and (iv) a constraining unbelief.