Sermon: Satanic Strategy & Blasphemy

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This sermon focuses on the second half of Mark chapter 3. We see Jesus’s authority as He faces opposition and Him drawing crowds of people to himself. There are two important themes in this section of scripture. The first shows Jesus explaining to the scribes why his power can’t come from Satan. The second is […]

Needing Distance

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Look up the word withdraw at m-w.com and you’ll find a few definitions. There are a couple of noteworthy entries. The first is “to remove from consideration or set outside a group.” A second is “to remove oneself from participation.” In today’s reading, Mark tells us about a second time Jesus withdrew. The first time […]

A Friend’s Faith

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What’s the value of a friend’s faith? In Mark 2:1-12, we read about the healing of a man’s paralysis because of faith. Healing by faith is a central theme throughout the bible. Being healed because of a friend’s faith is less common. These verses tell us about Jesus sneaking back into Capernaum only to be […]