Jesus needs to stretch the faith of his disciples to strengthen and prepare it for the trials ahead. They really need to grasp that he means what he says about God’s kingdom. So he decides on a trip across the
Jesus can do nothing for his opponents until they are willing to open their minds, because they are trapped by their traditions and rules. This is now demonstrated by a clash over the keeping of the Sabbath day of rest.
Mark’s gospel is the announcement of the coming of God’s king: Jesus, a king whom none can ignore. He begins with a dramatic opening as God sends a prophesied herald to start the ball rolling. John comes to warn the
He Changed The World – for an introduction to this series of talks, please click the title. Mark 1:1-13Using the player above you can listen to/download the talk, which also includes the Bible being read out. Once you’ve listened, take
Philemon 20-25. The Lord Jesus invited the weary to find rest in him. Christians take that example and live it out in daily life: our aim must be not to tire others but refresh them. Paul uses that thought as
Saul, converted and healed, goes into the synagogues of Damascus no longer to arrest (Ac 9:2) but now to preach Jesus as the ‘Son of God’. That important phrase, which hasn’t been used before in Acts, contains many rich Bible