“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, 'Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.'” (Mark 9:35, NIV)
Who is the most important? The world around us is full of people fighting to have money. power, and status - to be the most important. Jesus takes the concept of importance, and turns it on its head. The most important is the one who serves, not the one who fights to have prominence and power. As we continue to look at Mark's Gospel this Sunday, we'll see that Jesus is the one who came to serve us. We can also be encouraged that, in God's Kingdom, none of us are insignificant. I hope that you'll be able to join us online, at 8:30, or at 10:30 (details below), as we look at this together.
“‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’” (Mark 9:24, NIV)
Belief can be hard: sometimes we can be uncertain what it is we believe, or that we believe enough. As we continue to look at Mark’s Gospel this Sunday, we’ll see that, when it comes to trust and faith, it all comes down to Jesus. I hope that you’ll be able to join us online, at 8:30, or at 10:30 (details below), as we look at this together.
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.” (Mark 8:35) (NIV)
We are picking up our look at Mark's gospel again this week, and thinking about the promise of God's kingdom. As we look at the passage together, we'll see that we need to commit ourselves to following Jesus with everything we have, but that the promise of God's kingdom is more glorious that we can possibly imagine. I hope that you'll be able to join us online, at 8:30, or at 10:30 (details below), as we look at this together.