“As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’" (Mark 10:17, NIV)
The man in this encounter with Jesus asks a really important question: what do I need to do to inherit eternal life? Is it enough to be ‘good’, or is there something more that is needed? Jesus’ words bring the man sadness, but can bring us great comfort and assurance. I hope that you’ll be able to join us at 8:30, at 10:30, or online (details below), as we look at this together.
I hope that these emails and prayers are useful, and that you are able to spend a few minutes at noon each day, as we pray together as a church family. Please do keep sending your prayer suggestions to me, so that we can make sure we are praying around the needs, burdens and encouragements of our whole church family.
Jesus said ‘Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ (Mark 10:15, NIV)
We’re continuing our look at Mark’s gospel, and spending a few weeks thinking a little more about what it looks like to follow Jesus. In this passage (Mark 10:1-16), we’ll see how following Jesus affects some of our relationships. If we are totally devoted to following him then how we think about relationships might well be changed. I hope that you’ll be able to join us at 8:30, at 10:30, or online (details below), as we look at this together.