When We Have a Hard Heart

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A hard heart isn’t the end of it. Hard Hearts Two groups of people have hard hearts in Mark 6. Both are groups you wouldn’t expect. First, we see Jesus’ own hometown and family have hard hearts. They saw him in diapers. His family still … Read More

What To Do When We Fear

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We push back from what we fear. Fear From the last chapter, we left off the disciples being fearful because Jesus told the wind and waves to be still. Now we see a townspeople afraid of a demon possessed man. To subdue this man, they … Read More

Slow, Deliberate Kingdom Growth

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The Kingdom is about growth. The Soil Growth cannot happen unless the soil is right. Our heart can be hard to God’s Word. Or it could be shallow. Maybe it is rocky. If our heart is hard, then God’s Word won’t even take root. The … Read More

Jesus Redefined People’s Image of God

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Jesus redefined the vision of God for the masses. Enough Is Enough Jesus’ family thought he was out of his mind. Serving people is cute. Thinking you’re God’s Son is curious. Causing religious fights is downright crazy. But this is where Jesus went in Mark 3. We … Read More

Jesus Came To Serve Sinners

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Jesus isn’t just here to serve. He is here to serve sinners. Serving Sinners As Jesus continues to define his ministry, we see him narrow down his ministry to those who know they are sinners. The paralyzed man didn’t come for a salvation from sins. … Read More

Discover the Kingdom

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We must discover the Kingdom for ourselves. Showing Up With a Splash Mark doesn’t ease into the story. He gets right on with it. John the Baptist shows up. Then people repent. But another Guy will come and will baptize in the Holy Spirit. Then this … Read More

Be Off the Radar

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Can’t We All Get Along? Our culture wants so badly to have all people get along. But we can’t stop hating each other long enough to get this done. Why? As I’ve said before, we’re demanding each other be perfect without Jesus. And quite often, … Read More

Living a Sensible Life

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Sensible Lives The goal of salvation is for people to live sensible lives. Lives that everyone else wants to live, but have no idea on how to live it. This life starts with Jesus giving himself up for us. His death redeems us from all … Read More

Truth Leading To Infinity Life

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Truth That Leads to Life As Paul opens up his letter, he introduces his purpose. His purpose is to build up Titus’ faith and his knowledge of the truth. But not truth for truth’s sake. He wants Titus to know the truth that leads to godliness. The truth … Read More

Prayer and Work

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Paul finishes up his letter in usual fashion, a prayer for strength and a call to work. Prayer for Strength Paul continually faces opposition. Wherever he goes and whatever he does, someone isn’t going to like it. And he continually asks his churches to pray … Read More