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2021 Advent

The Gospel of Mark

Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2021 • Jay Thomas

Stay Awake!

December 19, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Mark 13:32–37

For our last Sunday of advent, we're going to skip ahead to Mark 13 to Jesus and the Olivet Discourse and his call to "stay awake" for the second advent. As we think about Christmas, we tend to focus on the past and present when really the call of advent is to focus on what's to come.

The Bottom Line of Advent: Who is Jesus?

December 12, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Mark 1:9–11

The past two weeks we've spent time in Mark during this Advent season "teeing up" the coming of Christ. This Sunday, we finally meet Jesus as he begins his public ministry through the public proclamation of his baptism and a voice from heaven.

The Posture of the Gospel

December 5, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Mark 1:4–8

We're at Mark 1:4-8 looking at John the Baptist - notably, his POSTURE towards Jesus. If we see what John is doing in this passage, we'll understand the key to the Christian faith. Having faith in Jesus isn't so much an intellectual exercise, but an ethical and relational posture before Jesus.

The Lead Up

November 28, 2021 • Jay Thomas • Mark 1:1–3