Jesus turns His discussion about bread in a new direction.  He declares that we are to feed on Him!  Most often, our faith journey contains doctrine and creed, and deep…
Following the miraculous feeding of the 5000, the crowds crowd around Jesus because they received the feeding…they wanted more of what Jesus could give them…but Jesus is on to them,…

All in a Day’s Work!

July 25, 2021
Two of Jesus’ amazing miracles happen in these 21 verses: he feeds 5000, and then walks on the water! All in a day’s work for Jesus. Here, the gospel writer,…

I Will Sing to the Lord!

July 18, 2021
This psalm is one I have used often in my calling as a pastor. I have used it especially with people who were enduring some pain or sorrow that seemed…

Blessed for a Purpose

July 11, 2021
What do we think of when we hear the word blessing? Do our minds go to the spiritual blessings that Paul lays out in his letter to the Ephesians? We’re…
In His hometown, Jesus is “no big deal.” We are even told that he couldn’t do miracles there because of their lack of faith…BUT He DID heal some folks anyway,…

Faith & Desperation

June 27, 2021
Why did Jesus tell his disciples not to tell anybody about these two miraculous acts of compassion; one for the woman with the issue of blood and the other for…

A Stormy Venture

June 20, 2021
Mark is once again teaching us in parables. This time the teaching is an account of Jesus and his disciples in a storm. “Who then is this?” They ask that…

Mustard Seed Thinking

June 13, 2021
These two parables focus on the core message of Jesus. Wherever Jesus went he talked about the Kingdom of God. This is the heartbeat of his life and mission and…

Getting Back to Normal

June 6, 2021
By the time we come to the third chapter of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus has stirred up opposition and it begins to conspire against Jesus (Mark 3:6). Jesus has organized his…