Category Archives: Gospel of Mark

Beautiful Feet

We closed out Mark’s gospel this past Sunday at LifePoint. It took 56 weeks to go through all 679 verses of the book, and we learned a ton. On Sunday we examined Mark 16:1-20, which contained the big idea: “The … Continue reading

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Why the Cross?

As you drive up to our church facility (like many others across the world) you will see a very prominent symbol, which many hold dear, fastened to the top of our building. It is a symbol that millions of people around … Continue reading

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Forsaken by God?

[I’m preaching Mark 15:16-47 this weekend at LifePoint. This blog contains extra content that I had to edit out of the final manuscript for the sake of length.] What was Jesus communicating when he called out “My God, my God, … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Barabbas

This morning at LifePoint we were in Mark 15:1-15. This text tells the story of the sentencing of Jesus before Pilate. There is a character in the text named Barabbas, a criminal, whose story is often overlooked. We can’t forget … Continue reading

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And Down the Stretch We Come

This Sunday we enter week 50 of our study in the Gospel of Mark. We have just 4 weeks left, as the passages get heavier, the intensity builds, and the culmination of this breathtaking eyewitness account arrives. Here is what is … Continue reading

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Trusting God in our Weakness

I came upon this poem today in my research on Mark 14. Until I learned to trust, I never learned to pray; And I did not learn to fully trust Till sorrows came my way. Until I felt my weakness, … Continue reading

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The Birth of Communion: The King’s Banquet

For about the last 5 months we have celebrated communion every single Sunday in response to the preaching of the God’s word. We are really enjoying recapturing the radical beauty of the family meal that Christians all over the world … Continue reading

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The King and His Cross

What images come to mind when you hear the word “king?” I think of castles, crowns, throne, robes, and prestige. You might think of someone who seems unapproachable or stately. If you watch Entertainment Tonight or subscribe to People magazine, … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now

Forty-five weeks into our study of Mark’s gospel at LifePoint, the wait is over. Mark 13 is here. I have been anxious to begin my study of this chapter for a number of months, as I’ve been praying through the … Continue reading

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The Image Issue

This last Sunday we tackled the passage in Mark 12:38-40 where Jesus says “Beware of the scribes.” Jesus warns his followers to watch out for the personal arrogance, entitlement, and manipulative greed that marked these men steeped in religion. He … Continue reading

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