The Heart of the Matter / Mark 7:1-23 / July 16, 2017

Mark 7:1-23 (NIV) That Which Defiles 7 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus 2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to […]

Rowing Against the Wind / Mark 6:45-56 / July 9, 2017 Mark 6:45-56 (NIV) Jesus Walks on the Water 45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray. 47 Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on […]

An Inferiority Complex / Mark 6:30-44 / July 2, 2017

Mark 6:30-44 (NIV) Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” 32 So […]