Eight Thoughtful Resurrections Proofs

Luke, the physician turned historian, lays out the resurrection account with captivating simplicity. Read it carefully from the twenty-fourth chapter of his first historical narrative: But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they […]

Doing Good; Planning Harm

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good […]

Jesus is the Sabbath

It was a simple walk through a wheat field that provided an earth-shattering opportunity for Jesus to highlight some powerful insights into the nature of mercy, true rest, life’s greatest purpose, and who it is that is the ultimate arbiter of all things. Consider this historical moment as recorded by a pastor named Mark in chapter 2:23-28 of the work bearing […]

The Holy One of God

It is not just a mere man who has come to bring light into the darkness, to meet us in the wilderness, to rescue us from bonds of evil, and erase our shame. Consider the following passage from Mark 1:21-28 for proof: And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. And […]

A Call to Fight

One of the primary features of the Gospel of Mark is the reality that beyond the scope of time and space there is a spiritual realm that is very real and very active. Indeed, one can make the case that before the public truly acknowledged Jesus as unique, forces from the realm beyond time and space affirmed his mission and […]

A Prayer for Summer

O God, the Author of All Good, I come before You with great thanksgiving for a marvelous springtime And am filled with much anticipation regarding summer’s arrival. As your people prepare to launch into summer’s many things, Give us Your safekeeping, Your joy, Your steadfast provision of all necessary bounty, Your precious wisdom and counsel, And all that Your Sabbath […]