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 15:42-16:20
The Unlikely Ones
December 26, 2021 • Pastor Dominic Dinger • Mark 15:42–47, Mark 16
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.
The Gospel of Mark 14:12-36
November 28, 2021 • Pastor Dominic Dinger • Mark 14:12–36
In the final hours leading up to His death, Jesus celebrated Passover with His disciples. For them, what was coming would give rise to fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. For Jesus, the crushing emotional weight of what was about to happen caused His soul to be exceedingly sorrowful. Nevertheless…Jesus was obedient to the will of God. He looked beyond the shame and suffering of the cross to a greater joy that allowed Him to endure it all.