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The Rich Young Man

| Mark 10:17-31 – The Rich Man  As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know…

Jesus on Divorce

| Mark 10:2-16 2Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” 3Jesus answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4They said, “Moses allowed a husband to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” 5But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses…

You can’t stop what God is doing

Mark 9:38-50 – Warnings to those who obstruct the faith 38John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will…

Why are you fighting when you should be building the kingdom

Mark 9:30-37– Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection  They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, ‘The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after…

Confessing Christ in word and deed

Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 27Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29Jesus asked them, “But who do you say that I…

Thy Kingdom Come

Gospel: Mark 7:24-37 24From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down…

New Rule; love God, love others

Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 1Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, 2they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3(For the Pharisees, and all the Jewish people, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their…

VBS Sunday

Gospel Mark 4:1-9 Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the land. He began to teach them many things in parables, and in his teaching…

Jesus feeds us

John 6:1-21 Feeding the Five Thousand After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.  A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples….

Listening to the voices of the world

Mark 6:14-29 The Death of John the Baptist  King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet,…