Jesus the Game-Changer

Sabbath, June 27th, 2015 – Mark 2:18-22 “Here’s the good news:  Jesus wants to make you into a new wineskin and fill you with new wine.  The gospel is a new wine, and it cannot be contained in an old wineskin of religious piety or legalism.  Jesus both makes you a new wineskin, and then…

Four of a Kind Always Beats a Full House

Sabbath, June 13th, 2015 – Mark 2:1-12 “What I’m encouraging us to do is I don’t want us to just become a full house.  I’d rather us be a four of a kind; I’d rather us be on the same page.  I’d rather us be a house that is full of God than a full…

An Exchange of Clean

Sabbath, June 6th, 2015 – Mark 1:40-45 “I want to conclude by reveling in the leper’s words to Jesus:  “If you will, you can make me clean.”  Oh, this is such a prayer that you and I ought to pray.  We too continually need Jesus to be cleansing us, making us clean, and healing our…

We Mustn’t Misunderstand Messiah

Sabbath, May 30th, 2015 – Mark 1:29-39 “Here’s the takeaway from this encounter with Jesus: God’s kingdom is coming; God’s kingdom is here.  Jesus came to bring a foretaste of God’s kingdom.  He is restoring the fallen world to God’s order of things.  We look at these miracles of Jesus, and we think, “wow, that’s…

When Demons Come to Church

Sabbath, May 9th, 2015 – Mark 1:21-28 “So when Jesus shows up things happen.  And when’s the last time that Jesus showed up in your life? I want you to think about that and bring that story with you to the rest of the people.  That’s why we do this together, so that we can…

The Gospel is for You (and for Everyone Else)

Sabbath, May 2nd, 2015 – Mark 1:12-20 “Jesus came to earth to proclaim the Gospel, and Jesus came to be the Gospel; the Gospel requires an immediate two-fold response: repent and believe.” – David Fox  

Get Wet for What?

Sabbath, April 25th, 2015 – Mark 1:9-11 “You can have Jesus and be in His kingdom and not be baptised, but Jesus did it Himself for us.  Jesus commands it to be done of those who identify with Him for Him.  And so that others can know that they belong to Him.  And it gives…

Letting the Gospel Tell the Gospel

Sabbath, April 18th, 2015 – Mark 1:1-8 “But if you know Him well, you’ll introduce Him well too.  Know Him more, introduce Him often and well, because the King is coming!” – John Pethtel