Mark 9 Devotion

April 30, 2014Pastor's Blog

“’If you can?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’ Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, ‘I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!’”  Mark 9:23 & 24 Life is made up of moments: ordinary moments, life changing moments. Moments God uses to cultivate our faith. Today’s scripture focuses on one such moment in a father’s life. His son is ill. Has been for a very long time and the father is worn out. He’s not given up – he’s just tired. Tired of disappointment and watching his son … Read More

Mark Chapter 9

April 30, 2014Daily Reading

9 And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” The Transfiguration 2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 andhis clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one[a] on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi,[b] it is good that we … Read More

Mark Chapter 8

April 29, 2014Daily Reading

Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 8 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, 2 “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” 4 And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate … Read More

Mark 8 Devotion

April 29, 2014Pastor's Blog

Mark 8: 1- 13 talks about Jesus and the disciples feeding the four thousand.  Jesus had just spent 3 days with the people and wanted to feed them, but the disciples were questioning how this would happen.  Jesus told everyone to sit down, He picked up the bread, gave thanks, and gave it to the disciples to distribute.  He also did the same with the fish.  Everyone left healed and filled, but afterward the Pharisees questioned Jesus for signs from heaven, although they had just witnessed a miracle. This scenario … Read More

Mark 7 Devotion

April 28, 2014Pastor's Blog

Request and Resolve = Reward In Mark 7:24-30 Jesus is approached by a mother who is in a desperate situation. She needs something in her life. She comes to Jesus and as she does, she is not asking for the whole meal, she is just asking for the crumbs. She is just asking Jesus to move in her situation. Jesus has just told the Pharisees, the scribes, His disciples and the multitudes that nothing in and of itself is unclean, Mark 7:14-16. He told them that defilement is from within, … Read More

Mark Chapter 7

April 28, 2014Daily Reading

Traditions and Commandments 7 Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly,[a] holding to the tradition of the elders,4 and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash.[b]And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing ofcups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.[c]) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes … Read More

Mark Chapter 6

April 26, 2014Daily Reading

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 6 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.4 And Jesus said to them, “A … Read More

Mark 5 Devotion

April 25, 2014Pastor's Blog

The story of the raising of Jairus’ daughter and the healing of the woman who touched the “hem of Jesus’ garment” are two of the best known and best loved in scripture. These events in the ministry of Jesus reveal so much to us. They display the tremendous power of Jesus to heal. They show us that Jesus has power even to give life to the dead. They also show us the importance role of faith in giving Jesus the opportunity to work in our lives. Jesus knew exactly what … Read More

Mark Chapter 5

April 25, 2014Daily Reading

Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon 5 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.[a]2 And when Jesus[b] had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. 5 Night and … Read More

Mark 4 Devotion

April 24, 2014Pastor's Blog

What Does the Soil Look Like in Your Life? A quick look at the soil of your life will greatly determine the fruitfulness of your everyday life. The reality is that Jesus always has seeds to plant into your life if you are willing to hear Him. Consider the parable of the sower… 1. Along the path, the birds came and ate the seeds. All of us face struggles and challenges…the question is, ‘how are you dealing with those struggles and challenges? This kind of person forgets Jesus in the … Read More