The Outrageous Commands of Christ

Mark 8:34-38:  And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his...

Leaven or Bread of Life?

Mark 6:52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened. John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give...

Loaves and Fishes and You

Matthew 15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. In our study today, our...

Glorious Compassion

I love to read the gospels. There is something extra special that happens inside of my soul when I read the accounts of Jesus’ interaction with people. Repeatedly we read things like “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel...

Great Faith in a Great God

Mark 7:27,28 “Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs.” Do any of you have a...

Defilement

Mark 7:15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. The apostle Paul wrote to the church of Corinth these sobering words of warning regarding defiling the...