Mark 3 Verse by Verse

Photo for Mark editedJesus begins to attract more attention, both positive and negative.  His family begin to think he is crazy.  Religious leaders accuse him of being under demonic influence.

Mark 03.pdf

Mark 03.mp3

Matthew 12 Verse By Verse

Matt photoJesus enters into further controversy, this time starting with what is or is not allowed on the Sabbath.  He adds teaching about his own resurrection and who his true family is.  

Matthew 12.mp3     (Jake Medlong)

 

A Prayer Prompted by the Wise Men in Matthew 2

Heavenly Father,

Thank you that like these wise men, I was once distant from you, but you led me to Jesus.  When I think of the effort these wise men put forth to find him, I have to admit that I did a lot less and found Jesus all the same.  Teach me to put forth more effort now as I seek to know Christ better than I do.  

These wise men clearly offered gifts from among the best things that they had — gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Teach me also to give all that I have which is valuable to me in the worship of my Savior.

The wise men were also very aware of your leading them: first from a far land to Jerusalem, then to a specific house in Bethlehem and then back to their own country by another way.  Teach me also to be aware of your leading in my own life. 

Deep down I want to serve you well, follow Jesus and be led by the Spirit in all that I do.   Please make my life a more accurate reflection of your will for me.  Help me to make it an offering to you and an act of complete worship.

And I ask this for the glory of the name of Jesus Christ.

Amen.

A Shared Responsibility: The Use of Spiritual Gifts – 1 Cor 12-13

Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christdiversity
Part 11 of 14

The Holy Spirit provides the church with diverse gifts and abilities. Each gift and each person is important to the whole.

.A Shared Responsibility 1 Cor 12-13.pdf                   

A Shared Responsibility 1 Cor 12-13.mp3

 

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A Shared Spirit: Uniting of Jew and Gentile – Acts 2, 10 – 13

Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christdiversity
Part 10 of 14

The Holy Spirit comes upon the first followers of Jesus. He begins to unite in Christ people who had no reason to be united about anything before.

A Shared Spirit Acts 2, 10 – 13.pdf

A Shared Assignment Matt Luke Acts.mp3

 

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A Shared Assignment: The Great Commission – Matt 28, Luke 24, Acts 1

Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christdiversity
Part 9 of 14

When Jesus Left, he left the church with something to do – make disciples of all the nations.

A Shared Assignment Matt Luke Acts.pdf 

A Shared Assignment Matt Luke Acts.mp3

 

 

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Loving in Truth – 2 John

Apostle JohnLoving in Truth     2 John

Truth without love is brutal; it can be simply callous or cruel.  Love without truth is deceptive; it nurtures a sentimental fantasy world. 

2 John.pdf 

2 John.mp3