The Gospel of Mark 2:1-17

Trouble…For All the Right Reasons

April 11, 2021 • Pastor Dominic Dinger

Jesus once said, “I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” This statement confounded and upset the religious leaders of His day. They thought they were already righteous and that the Messiah would come for them, not sinners. They failed to see that Jesus really had come for them too—but something needed to happen in their hearts first. They weren’t really righteous—they only thought they were.

The Gospel of Mark 15:42-16:20

December 26, 2021 • Pastor Dominic Dinger • Mark 15:42–47, Mark 16

Scripture is full of unlikely heroes—people who simply offer up what they have to the Lord’s service rather than using what they don’t have as an excuse for inaction. At the end of the Gospel of Mark, we meet some unlikely ones. These were people whose hearts were reached by Jesus, whose lives were changed by His ministry, and whose examples show us what courageous faithfulness looks like.

The Gospel of Mark 15:1-41

December 19, 2021 • Pastor Dominic Dinger • Mark 15:1–41

In Hebrews 12:3, we are invited to “consider Him”. Jesus—the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross (Hebrews 12:2). As we encounter the cross in Mark 15, we consider Him—we wonder together what (or who) that joy is that empowered Jesus to endure the cross.

The Gospel of Mark 14:37-72

December 12, 2021 • Pastor Dominic Dinger • Mark 14:37–72

In our previous study in the Gospel of Mark, Peter and the other apostles made a bold declaration to Jesus that they didn’t live up to. No one felt this failure more than Peter. His failure taught him some important lessons—lessons we can learn so that we don’t repeat his mistakes.