Category Archives: Mark

Mark 13;1-37 The End of Time and the Commands of Christ

Geometry can be really useful for finding the center of things.  If you want to find the center of a line segment, geometry can help.  If you want to find the center of a triangle or square geometry can help.  … Continue reading

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Mark 12:41-44 The Widow’s Mite – Faith and Giving God Everything!

Bankers have a saying, “Show me the numbers.  Hope is not an adequate business plan.”  What they mean is don’t come to me with an idea and some trust in yourself, or in a gut feeling that things are just … Continue reading

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Mark 12:28-34 The Command to Love Completely

When we talk about love, some describe it humorously as Judith Viorst did in a 1975 Redbook article, “Infatuation is when you think he’s as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as … Continue reading

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The Certainty of the Resurrection (Mark 12:18-27)

Last week, the Pharisees and Herodians tried to trap Jesus with a question about paying taxes.  This week the Sadducees will try to trick him up with a question about marriage.  Now there are two things you need to know … Continue reading

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Mark 12:13-17 “God’s or Caesar’s?” – This is the question.

Here are some pictures of Roman Denarii. As you can see, each of them bears a carved image of the Caesar.  The earliest known denarius had the head of Octavius on the front with the A second version has the … Continue reading

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Mark 12;1-12 Leadership that Honors God

For those who want to succeed at any venture in life, preparation is essential.  If you want to run a marathon and win, you need to prepare for the race and that involves training for endurance, strength training, eating a … Continue reading

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Mark 11:11-25 Faith without Fruit

The story of the fig tree Jesus cursed has always been a story that I struggled to understand.  How can one make sense of Jesus cursing a tree that isn’t in fruit when it was not the season for figs … Continue reading

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Mark 11:1-11 Celebrated Entries!

Today marks a great transition in the gospel of Mark.  We are entering into the last week of Jesus’ life at a time when the Feast of Passover is about to occur. Passover is the celebration of God’s judgment passing … Continue reading

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Crying out for your Covenant Promises! Mark 10;46-52 and 8:22-25

In the Gospel of Mark, there are plenty of healing stories – of the sick, demon-possessed, lepers, paralytics, man with shriveled hands, a dead girl brought to life, a woman who has bled for 12 years, a deaf and mute … Continue reading

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Mark 10:17-27 Eternal Life: Free gift or Wage?

Have you ever confused a gift with a wage? Marketing scams are notorious for this.  Here is a free gift – a cruise, a set of knives, or some other trinket, if you sit through our presentation.  Again, this isn’t … Continue reading

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