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God’s Perfect Plan for Imperfect People

Mark 15:40-16:8 40There were also some women looking on from a distance, among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the Less and Joses, and Salome. 41When He was in Galilee, they used to follow Him and minister to Him; and there were many other women who came up with Him to […]


Jesus Is

Jesus is our Savior and our substitute.


Tempted, Rejected, and Restored

Mark 14:26-72 26After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27And Jesus *said to them, “You will all fall away, because it is written, ‘I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEP SHALL BE SCATTERED.’ 28“But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 29But […]


The Meaning of Communion: More Than a Memory

Mark 14:12-25 12On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples *said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?” 13And He *sent two of His disciples and *said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will […]


Extravagant Worship

Mark 14:1-11 1Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him; 2for they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people.” 3While He was in Bethany at the home […]


Are You Ready for Christ’s Return?

What are the biggest questions you have about the second coming of Christ?


Life’s Most Important Question

Mark 12:35-44 35And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36“David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET.”’ 37“David […]


Questioning Jesus

Mark 12:13-34 13Then they *sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Him in order to trap Him in a statement. 14They *came and *said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is […]


The Authority of Jesus

Many pop culture ideas and songs speak of people rejecting authority and eventually losing. Why are we resistant to authority?


A Journey to Authentic Relationship with God

The fig tree with leaves but no fruit is a symbol of Israel’s fruitless religion. Why should we bear fruit in our relationship with God?


A Journey to Lasting Joy

How is lasting joy different from just “joy”? How have you settled for less than the joy God died to give you?


Why Jesus Came

Luke 19:10 10“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” John 10:10 10“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Mark 10:45 45“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, […]


Ideal Follower

What does an ideal follower of Jesus look like?


Almost Inconceivable Greatness

How would you define greatness before hearing this message? How do you think Jesus redefines greatness in this passage?


The Life that Lacks One Thing

Is there anything in your life that you feel is lacking? Do you ever feel like something is missing? If so, what do you think is missing?


What Marriage is Meant to Be

How have you been impacted by divorce? Why is this such an emotional subject? What emotions does it bring to the surface?


Followers: For and Against

What are some things that you are for that make you naturally against something else?


The Pursuit of Lasting Greatness

Jesus redefines greatness for those who follow Him as humble service to all.


The Blessing of Failure

When God leads us to the end of ourselves, it is often there where we find Jesus ready to strengthen our faith.


Invited to: Behold His Glory

Jesus gives a foretaste of His coming kingdom through the transfiguration (glimpse of His glory), which should lead to our listening to Him as God’s son who suffers, dies and rises from the dead.


You’re Invited, but Will You Come?

Jesus invites everyone to follow him with two requirements to accept His invitation: to deny self and to take up your cross.


Who Do You Say I Am?

If asked the question the question, “Who do you say Jesus is?” how would you answer? Many can give a correct theological answer, but it doesn’t relate to their accurate expectations of Jesus nor has any bearing on how they actually live. How does the way you live reflect your answer?


Understanding God’s Plan

One of the most frustrating things in life is when we don’t understand what God is doing in our lives.


Understanding the Power and Person of Jesus

Being available and present to God’s work and then trusting in the power, person and plans of Jesus are keys to spiritual growth.


The Reality of a Relationship with Jesus

A relationship with Jesus is not just language to be used to differentiate true Christianity from legalism or a religion from rituals. There is a reality to the relationship where you genuinely relate to Jesus Christ. Is there reality in your relationship with Jesus?


Are You Pure in Heart?

24 And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and he could not be hid. 25 But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell down […]


Are You a Hypocrite?

Is your worship pleasing to God? The answer has nothing to with singing on key but about your heart. Is your heart sincerely drawn close to Jesus Christ?


Take Courage! It is I. Do Not Be Afraid.

How does knowing Jesus influence your perspective of life’s troubles?


God’s Plan to Reach a Needy World

Have you ever imagined what it must be like for God to hear all of our needs and all of our requests at once? We live in a needy world. What is God’s plan to reach a needy world? The answer is YOU. God uses His people to reach people.


A Legacy of Faith

In this week’s passage, we see that the strength of our faith is related to God’s work in our lives. It is God’s desire that we are active in our faith so that His work can be done through us. In this way, we live a life of faith which leads to a legacy of faith.


Jesus is Stronger Than Death

Last week we learned that Jesus’ strength is all we need during times of pain and suffering providing us with the comfort, healing and grace that we need. This week we see that Jesus’ strength can restore life both physically and spiritually when we seek Him with all our heart.


Jesus is Stronger than Your Suffering

The previous passage promised that Jesus is stronger than any challenges we face from the enemy either inside or outside of us. In this week’s passage, we see that Jesus continues to heal sickness and suffering. We see that His presence alone is more than sufficient in our times of pain and suffering providing us with the healing, grace or strength that we need. He is stronger than our suffering!


Jesus Is Stronger Than The Enemy

Last week’s passage promised God’s strength in handling dangers outside of ourselves. This week’s passage addresses those things inside of us that tend to control our thoughts, desires and ultimately our behaviors with the promise that Jesus is stronger than any challenges we face from the enemy either inside or outside of us.


Jesus is Stronger than the Storms

There is no sea without storms and no life without trials. So regardless of what trial you are facing, have faced, or will face in the days ahead, Jesus is stronger.


The Mystery of Impact Christians

What is the basis by which God uses some believers to make such a sizable and eternal difference in the lives around them? How can we be that type of Christian? Jesus shows us in His teaching.


Spiritually Aware

We are often self-deceived about what our true spiritual heart condition is before God. So how can we be better aware of what’s going on in our hearts?


God’s Family

Everyone who places their faith in Jesus Christ becomes part of the family of God. So what does it mean to be a part of the family of God?


Jesus Is Stronger

20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21 And when his friends heard it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. 22 And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and, By the […]


What God Intends, He Empowers

We marvel at Jesus’ ministry and what God’s people have done in scripture and in the world since then. Can God use “normal” everyday people to carryout His plans ?


Conflicted Love

23 And it came to pass, that he was going on the sabbath day through the grainfields; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears. 24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 25 And he said unto them, Did […]


Love Without Limits: A New Love

The love of Christ changes everything. Do you possess this love?


Love Without Limits Invites and Receives

What kind of people does Jesus pursue? Why does He invite people to follow Him? Christ’s limitless love invites and receives people.


Love Without Limits Forgives

The Bible says that no one has seen God but that God made Himself known by sending His Son and His son came to put love on display. In our text, Jesus puts a love without limits into action in a way no one has ever seen through forgiveness.


Love Without Limits

What does a love without limits look like?


Our Response to Christ’s Compassion, Authority and Power

When Jesus ministers to others we see His compassion, authority and power. Each person has a unique response to Jesus. How are you responding to Jesus’ work on your behalf?


True Freedom

Jesus shows His power over sin and darkness and sets a man free. Jesus has continued to set people free, even to our present day. Jesus is the bondage breaker and Jesus can set you free.


Follow Me

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in the Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him: 11 and a voice came out of […]


Unique

The redemptive plan of God through Jesus Christ is made evident in unique ways for each and every believer.


Love God, Love People

28 And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all? 29 Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one: 30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God […]