Tag Archives: Gospel of Mark

We Trust in Jesus

Over the next several weeks, I will be fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even if …

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The Cry from the Cross

At three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) This word from the cross is a cry, a cry of pain and suffering of abandonment and desolation. Jesus in incredible pain and loss, the full weight of the sins of the …

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Choose Love

We make a choice every minute of our lives. The choice we make is to love or hate to bring more of heaven or hell to earth. When we chose to love everyone, serve our fellow man even if it goes against the accepted norm, live in the present, and do the will of God …

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The Light of Christ

The final advent candle, the one in the center is the Christ candle. It sits in the center, because the light from the others originate in this one. I would like to share some reflections on Jesus. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season better and deeper, …

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Relationship Not Religion

Recently someone commented to me saying that they were ‘not a good religious person’. I answered briefly by saying that God loves you as you are no strings attached, but loves you way too much to leave you that way. That is the truth. A truth that can transform. This is a longer response to her …

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By Grace Alone

Jesus died so that we might live through him to the glory of Our Father in Heaven. The doctrine of grace alone or Sola Gratia is the teaching that salvation comes by grace only, not as something earned. Salvation is an unearned gift from God through Jesus; God acts alone to save the sinner. The …

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Would Jesus Be A Christian?

Have you ever taken a moment to wonder if Jesus would be a Christian? Would Jesus enjoy our church services? If some Sunday he were to pop in and take a seat in the pew, would he sing the songs we do, listen to our prayers and sermons or would he storm the stage and …

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On The Gospel Of Mark

I attend a Thursday Night Bible Study at my church. Recently, we finished a study of the Gospel of Mark. I thought I would highlight this little read gospel. This gospel is often overlooked and is the earliest gospel. It’s terse, succinct, direct style differs from Mathew and Luke who seems to have used this …

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Choose Love

Each of us makes a choice every minute of our life. The choice we make is to love or hate; to live in heaven or hell; to do good or not; to follow Jesus or listen to the world of men and things. When we chose to love everyone, serve our fellow man, do good …

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Do You Really Want To Follow Jesus?

I am going to persuade you from following Jesus. Do you really want to follow Jesus? Not really… right? Right? Don’t you want to live your life your way, to only worry about your own concerns, to mind your own business? You’re not your brother’s keeper after all. Anyway, you know what’s best for you. …

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