Bible Study/Devotional

Mark’s Gospel: Colt

He would need an animal to ride to lift Himself above the throng and keep the procession from descending into chaos.

Mark’s Gospel: Bartimaeus

The road to Jericho was paved with history. Joshua and his army, carrying torches and trumpets, took this road to conquer the city.

Mark’s Gospel: Serving

We need to fall before the Lord, seeking what He wants us to do for Him, not the other way around!

Mark’s Gospel: Jerusalem

Jesus could not leave them to their uniformed reveries. He had to warn them of what awaited them in this pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Can I Do All Things?

Paul’s attitude here was predetermined. He did not wait for a bad situation to determine his contentment. He knew Jesus and that was enough.

Mark’s Gospel: Following

He knew what was coming and though He tried to warn them, He knew there was no way they could know what was ahead for them.

Listening For God’s Voice

Hearing from the Lord requires a heart that is humble before Him—a heart that is eager and ready to hear what He has to say.

Mark’s Gospel: Riches

After boasting of his faithfulness to the commandments, he walked away in shame when Jesus revealed what was lacking in his life.

Mark’s Gospel: Possessions

Jesus smiled down at the man, instantly understanding that this was not a question rooted in humility. It was based in pride.

Mark’s Gospel: Salt

Jesus said our personalities season our lives, making them pleasant for others to taste. A lack of salt in our lives blends us into the blur of godless living.

Mark’s Gospel: Offenses

He/she enjoyed the touch and the attention of the Master and that was enough. Some among the Twelve longed to live a life just like that.

Mark’s Gospel: Greatest

Jesus asked the parents of a small child if He could hold the child. Perhaps they knew who He was, but at least they sensed He could be trusted.

Get Out of the Tree

It wasn’t until after Zacchaeus climbed down from the tree that he made a difference and revealed the light that overcame the darkness within him.

Mark’s Gospel: Believe!

“Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” That was all Jesus needed. He commanded the demon to depart and it did with a cry, convulsing the boy one last time

Mark’s Gospel: Glimpse

They fell face forward to the ground—the shining light, the three mystical beings, and the booming voice—were all too much for them.

The Power of Speech

The Gospel of Matthew tells us that there is something more dangerous than taking in something bad, and that is speaking out something that is bad. 

Mark’s Gospel: Denial

Yet, this surprising transformation in men was precisely what Jesus had come to bring about. He called all the people nearer.

Mark’s Gospel: Confession

Jesus knew that beliefs privately held possessed an innate power and when those beliefs were publicly spoken, that innate power externalized.

Are You In It For The Long Haul?

“From that time, many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more. Then Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you also want to go away?’”

Mark’s Gospel: Hard-hearted

They were physical and emotional and Jesus was spiritual. Beyond all the miracles, Jesus wanted to teach them higher truths and deeper concepts.

Mark’s Gospel: Signs

They people got their wish and ate their fill. Jesus sent them away, healed, delivered, informed, inspired and with their bellies full for the journey home.

Mark’s Gospel: Well-done

Jesus told them to keep this to themselves, but of course, they did not. Their astonishment would not permit silence. Their testimony is classic:

Mark’s Gospel: Hearts

He explained the truth to everyone. Wickedness is in us all. It is folly to blame it on some outside force.