Category Archives: Mark

The Kingdom of God

Mark 4:26-34 – Jesus gives two Parables concerning the Kingdom of God.  We tend to use that term and most don’t really understand it. What is it?  Can you describe it? Where is it?  Candidly, most people today are not familiar with the lifestyle of a Kingdom so they don’t really understand this. – Kingdoms

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What If?

Exodus 1:8-10, 15-17; 2:1-6 Exodus 1:8-10KJV 8Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 9And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: 10Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when

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Secrets to a Successful Life

Proverbs 3:5-7 Do you want to be successful? What is success? Is it becoming a billionaire? There is a show about billionaires that I watched the other night. A prince in Saudi Arabia finds that success is seen in his 400,000 sq foot house. He has a staff of over 100 that only makes sure

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.1

Encounter (John 1:40-42) Have you met Jesus? Context and Background John 1:29-39 Dr. Jerry Vines wrote a book titled Interviews with Jesus. Song: “I Met the Master” Experience (Matthew 4:18-22) How do you respond to Jesus’ invitation? Rejection or Reception? R.S.V.P. is an abbreviation for a French phrase that means “please respond”. “Regrets Only”—Luke 18:18-30 Rich Young

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How to Have a Meaningful Quiet Time

Luke 5:15-16 Quiet Time is a specific time of the day set aside for the purpose of fellowshipping with God. Christianity is a love relationship. You cannot love God unless you know Him. And, you cannot know Him unless you spend time with Him.I am not an expert on Quiet Time. I still am learning and

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All Things Are New

Revelation 21:5-7 Topic: The Lords Supper 5 Now, for the second time in the book, God himself is the speaker (cf. 1:8). From his throne comes the assurance that the one who created the first heaven and earth will indeed make all things new (panta kaina). This is a strong confirmation that God’s power will

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A Study of 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians I. Thessalonica A. History 1) Cassander, a former general of Alexander the Great and later king of Macedonia, founded the city in 315 BC and named it after his wife, the half sister of Alexander. 2) 167 BC it was captured by the Romans and named the capital of one of their four

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The Tremendous Power of a Timid Prayer

Mark 9:14-29 I.  Like the disciples, you and I sometimes become disoriented. Illustration:  I travel enough to get lost every now and then.  It may be in the open country or in the inner city or in the growing suburbs, but I do find myself becoming at least briefly disoriented.Can you imagine the feelings of

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Becoming a Missional Church

Acts 1:6-8 Billy Graham is a name most everyone knows. Today, his name carries a note of authority, authenticity, and integrity.  What you may not know or do not remember is that Dr. Graham was not always popular.  The story is told about him being scheduled for a meeting in one community and one of the

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