|added||May 23, 2013|
|topics||Faith, Gospel, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God|
Mark’s Gospel, the first to be written, emphasizes the certainty that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and the fulfillment of God’s purpose. With nearly a third of the narrative dedicated to the passion and the resurrection of Jesus, the Gospel of Mark aims to persuade all who read to believe in Jesus. Attributed to John Mark, a contemporary of the disciple Peter, the Gospel is identified as Peter’s first-hand account of life with Jesus. Not a creator, but a conscientious compiler of the information, Mark provides vivid descriptions of the relationship between Jesus and His disciples, Jesus ...
|preached||May 12, 2013|
|added||May 13, 2013|
|topics||Church Leadership, Jesus Christ, Ministry|
Paul tells us in Ephesians 4 that the ascended Christ gave gifts to establish and build up His church. In this study, we look closely at one of those gifts: the pastor who leads and cares for his flock.
|preached||May 5, 2013|
|added||May 6, 2013|
The ascension of our Lord into heaven is just as vital to the core truth of the Gospel as are His sacrificial death and His resurrection. In this study, we learn how Jesus' transition from His earthly ministry to His heavenly ministry impacts the life of the believer today.
|added||April 25, 2013|
|topics||The Bible, Christian Living, Jesus Christ|
Young men and women entering college or taking their first steps out into the world will quickly find their faith put to the test. Contemporary influences encourage us to “live for the moment” and to “seize the day” without regard for eternal consequences. The pressure imposed by society to thrive in a competitive world can breed broken friendships, disappointments, and lure young adults away from their devotion to Christ. Teaching from selected Scripture including Psalms, Proverbs, Timothy and James, Alistair Begg speaks to college student audiences about holding firm to Christian convictions. Lessons For Life offers practical, essential teaching on ...
|preached||April 14, 2013|
|added||April 24, 2013|
|topics||Christ's Resurrection, Fear, Fear of God, Inerrancy/Inspiration of the Bible, Jesus Christ|
As we come to the close of Mark, it may seem that his Gospel account ends rather abruptly. But looking back through the book, we see that it is consistent with Mark's typical fast-paced writing style - in fact, it can provoke the reader's curiosity to learn more about our Lord's resurrection.
|preached||March 31, 2013|
|added||April 1, 2013|
|topics||Christ's Resurrection, Jesus Christ, Redemption|
On that Sunday morning, when the group of women approached the tomb where Jesus’ body had been laid, they expected to need help rolling away the stone ... they expected to re-embalm their beloved Lord who’d been dead for three days. What they could never have expected was the angel’s joyful, frightening, reality-changing news: “He has risen; He is not here.”
|preached||March 24, 2013|
|added||March 25, 2013|
|topics||Atonement, The Cross, Jesus Christ, Redemption, Wrath of God|
In the 15th chapter of his gospel account, Mark describes the crucifixion. The particular details he provides, far from being random facts and observations, lead instead to a deeper understanding of what Christ accomplished on the cross - bearing sin and enduring God's judgment to redeem His own.
|preached||March 24, 2013|
|added||March 24, 2013|
|topics||The Cross, Jesus Christ|
Mark 15:38-41 describes the witnesses to Jesus' crucifixion. The centurion was present out of duty, but recognized the unusual nature of Jesus' death. The women remained with Jesus as a demonstration of devotion. Mark invites us to witness the surprising details of the crucifixion and to respond as they did - with wonder and commitment.
|preached||March 17, 2013|
|added||March 18, 2013|
|topics||The Cross, Gospel, Jesus Christ|
What do you see when you consider the cross of Jesus Christ? There is extreme cruelty on display, but there is also more to the story. The cross also displays the majesty of Jesus fulfilling scripture, reigning as king, and accomplishing God's plan to redeem sinners. The cross of Christ doesn't call for our sympathy, but it does demand a response.