15. Who is Jesus? How Should you Follow Jesus?
May 29, 2022 • Bruce Miller
In each chapter of his Gospel, Mark asks us to answer two questions: who is Jesus, and how should we follow him. Two themes fill the book: Christology and discipleship. In chapter 15 we learn more about Jesus’ identity and see four ways to follow him.
14. Prayerfully Serve the Betrayed King
May 22, 2022 • Bruce Miller
In Mark chapter 14. In chapter 14 we feel the darkness, betrayal by a close friend, desertion by all Jesus’ disciples, and denial by one of his closest followers. His own religious leaders plot to kill him. We feel the dread as Jesus’ arrest and death come near. And yet underneath it all Jesus maintains control. While he grieves and feels deep distress, he is not surprised nor overcome.
10. Serve like Jesus
April 24, 2022 • Bruce Miller
In Mark chapter 10, Jesus tells us why we should serve others. He ends the chapter with healing a blind man. His healing symbolizes spiritual blindness and spiritual sight. What blinds us to a great life? What distorts our vision? And conversely, what enables us to see what makes a great life?
9. Listen to Jesus
April 10, 2022 • Bruce Miller
Through Mark’s Gospel two major questions keep appearing, who is Jesus? And how should we respond to him? These two themes, Christology and discipleship, fill Mark’s Gospel. Each of us must answer these two questions. Your answers will direct the course of your life: Who is Jesus? And how will you respond to him?
8. Follow Jesus the Christ
April 3, 2022 • Bruce Miller
Each of us must answer these two questions. Your answers direct the course of your life: who is Jesus? And how will you respond to him? In Mark 8 Jesus identifies himself clearly and issues a high challenge of what it means to follow him. Today, pray that you can see Jesus clearly and follow him courageously.
6. See Jesus Clearly to Serve Jesus Courageously
March 20, 2022 • Bruce Miller, Jaime Gonzalez
Two themes stand out in Mark: Christology and discipleship, so in each chapter, we ask ourselves, who is Jesus? And how should we respond to him? Ask yourself those two questions today, as you look at stories from Mark chapter 6. Who is Jesus? How will you respond to him?
4. Riding through the Storms of Life
March 6, 2022 • Leroy Armstrong
Remember the Nature of Storms, they are inevitable, they are unpredictable, they are impartial, they are swift, they are tempestuous, they are temporary. Remember to Invite Jesus on Your Journey because He cares about you and your storms.
3. Responses to Jesus: insane, possessed or God?
February 27, 2022 • Bruce Miller
Jesus challenges your neutrality. He challenges your superficial Christianity. Jesus presses for a decision, a commitment. In Mark 3 we will see six different responses to Jesus. Only one makes sense. Listen for which response is closest to yours.
2. Jesus forgives and heals sinners with divine authority
February 20, 2022 • Bruce Miller
Mark chapter two shares four connected stories about the paralyzed man, Levi, fasting, and the Sabbath. Each story contains conflict that intensifies. In each Jesus is questioned. In each Jesus gives a saying. And in each story, we learn an important truth about Jesus. Four stories, four questions, four sayings, four declarations about Jesus’ identity that show his authority