Our love for Jesus can never compare with His love for us.

Mark 14:1-25  -  Jesus was surrounded by enemies, ‘seeking to kill Him’ (1). There was also a hypocrite, preparing ‘to betray Him’ (10-11). What a joy it was to find a woman with such heartfelt love for Him (3-9). Her love for Christ must never be forgotten (9). There is something else which must never …

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Jesus is Lord, Jesus is my Lord (Mark 12-13).

Mark 12:1-44  -  Jesus - God’s ‘beloved Son’ (6): Rejected by men, raised by God (10-11). Jesus’ enemies tried ‘to trap Him in His talk’ (13). He spoke with wisdom - and so can we. Anointed by the Holy One, we have the mind of Christ (1 John 2:19-20; 1 Corinthians 2:14-16). Christ’s enemies knew …

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“Who do you say I am?”: Jesus puts this question to all of us.

Mark 8:27-9:13  -  ‘Who do you say that I am ?’: Jesus puts this question to all of us. Some believe He is the Christ. Others do not. Some try to 'sit on the fence'. Everyone makes their response to Him. God is not deceived by outward observance of religion, when it masks an inward …

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Thank God for His faithful servants, but never forget this: none of them can compare with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mark 6:14-44  -  They were great men of God - ‘John the baptiser... Elijah... the prophets of old’ (14-15). None of them can compare with the Lord Jesus Christ. These men directed attention to the Lord (1 Kings 18:36-39; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:25-27). Of Christ alone, we say, ‘There is salvation in no …

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We sow the seed of God’s Word. God gives the growth.

Mark 4:1-34  -  God’s Word carries this message: ‘He who has ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit says...’ (9; Revelation 2:7,11,17,29; 3:6,13,22). We must listen for the voice of the Spirit. Grace has been ‘given’ to us (11). It is God's gift. To God be the glory! Sadly, some refuse to listen. …

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Praying Through God’s Word: Mark’s Gospel

Mark 1:1-20 Lord, we thank You that Your Son, Jesus, has triumphed over Your enemy, Satan. To us, Satan can seem so strong. Help us to remember that Jesus is stronger than Satan. With Jesus as our Saviour, we shall triumph over Satan, our enemy. Mark 1:21-2:12 Lord, help us never to think that prayer …

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Who are we listening to? …

Learning From God's Word

“A cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!”” (Mark 9:7).

Who are we listening to? So many people have so much to say. What are we to make of it all? There is so much that fills us with anxiety. The more we hear, the more we get worried. We feel like we’re looking into a dark hole. Out of the cloud came a voice. It was the voice of the Lord our God. What does he say to us? He tells us to listen to Jesus. We’re not alone in this world. Jesus tells us that he is with us. He tells us that he loves us. Sometimes, the clouds get in the way. We can see nothing but dark clouds. This leads to dark thoughts. This is when we need to listen to the Word of the…

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It was stormy – but Jesus was there …

Learning From God's Word

Jesus’ disciples were used to storms – but this time, there was something different! They were “troubled” by what they saw – “Jesus came to them, walking on the sea” (Mark 6:49-50). They couldn’t get their heads round this. Before they could think too much about what was happening, Jesus said to them, “Beof good cheer! It is I; do not beafraid” (Mark 6:50).

What about us? How do we react when we can’t understand what’s happening to us? Are we so filled with our confused and confusing emotions that we fail to hear what the Lord is saying to us? Jesus still comes to us with his words of “good cheer.” He still comes to us, assuring us that he is with us. He still comes to us, saying to us, “Do not be afraid.”

We may never, fully, understand all that’s going on in our lives – but…

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