As we continue our journey through Mark, Jamin preaches a message that no one wants to hear. Jesus' words on selling everything we own and giving the proceeds to the poor are hard to take in...
People give all kinds of explanations as to what it means to be made "in the image of God"—often saying the image is our intelligence. But that's not what the original language of the Bible is trying to say to us...
Not only is Psalm 117 the shortest Psalm in the Bible, but it’s also the shortest chapter in the Bible. The Psalmist here wrote four lines and then stopped. Apparently he had no need to go on because he thought the song was done.
We all know what it's like to feel or indignant or to have someone feel indignant at us. Even Jesus was indignant! But it may not have been for reasons that you thought.
We focus so much on not sinning that we often forget the command to protect ourselves from leading others into sin. Jamin jumps into some of Jesus' most extreme metaphors to get this point across.
Jesus calls us to live a life of humility and lowliness and to be a servant to all. Jamin uncovers this theme over the course of several passages presented in Mark.
Things get weird when Jesus takes his disciples up a mountain to pray—like... beyond words weird. What's going on in the story of the transfiguration? Jamin offers a few ideas.
If we thought like the Jews at Jesus' time did, we'd recognize the incredible significance of the location in which Peter confessed Jesus as the Christ.
Throughout Mark the disciples have managed to supernaturally feed 9,000 people and yet somehow they're afraid they don't have enough bread to feed the 12 of them and Jesus.
Something completely unexpected and amazing happens when the Syrophoenician woman approaches Jesus while he's on break from ministry.
The Pharisees had a way of elevating their own traditions to have the same authority as Scripture. What happens when Jesus comes in contact with their rules?
Jamin pauses in Mark 6 to address a statement Jesus makes that at first glance seems a bit uncharacteristic of him.
Jamin jumps into some theoretical science to make an extravagant analogy of how free will is seen clearly in light of Jesus' ministry.
Myisha preaches on the desperateness of the woman who was healed by touching Jesus' robe and reflects on her desire for more of Jesus.
Thank you for all your financial and prayerful support as we have sought to buy the church building! The conference was moved by our proposal and after discussing it, created a counter-offer of $100,000 (50% of the appraisal price!)...
In today's message, Jesus calls Jairus to have faith that he can do the impossible: raise his daughter from the dead.
One minute Jesus is a slave to his body and passed out exhausted in a boat and the next he's commanding storms to stop. This creates an eye-opening experience for the disciples.
The Kingdom of God isn't like the kingdoms of this world. Its strength isn't represented by walls, armies, or eagles—but mustard.
Here in one of Jesus' lesser known parables found only in Mark, is the hint that the seeds of the kingdom of God are strong seeds that God himself will take care of...