Mark continues writing his fast-paced account and concise words from Jesus. He shows Jesus on the move with a mission. Matthew wrote about Jesus’ compassionate sermons, parables and dinners with sinners. Mark gives us a glimpse of the man who had a single, divine purpose for being here. Even the demons recognized who Jesus was and why he was here. Mark 1:21-28 ~ Jesus in Capernaum Jesus went into Capernaum and right away He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath and began to teach. They were astonished at His teaching because, unlike the scribes, He was teaching them as one having authority. Just then a man with an unclean spirit was in their synagogue. He cried out, “What do You […]
Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!” (Mark 1:14-15) A new era of God’s relationship with mankind had begun, just as it had been promised to Abraham’s generation. The time had come for mankind to make a decision. The Old Testament sacrifices and laws were now represented through the long-awaited Messiah. The Kingdom of God was present on the earth, and this certainly was good news! The last prophet was John the Baptist. He was the messenger sent ahead of time to prepare the people for a new era, a new way. Mankind’s only required response to receive God’s salvation: Repent and Believe. It sounds simple, and […]
Over a year ago, I started on a journey to tune out the needless noise, the constant back-and-forth of our society, the politics and debates, and go directly to the source – Jesus’ words – to see what He really has to say about all of this. For if Jesus really is who he said he was, then his spoken words should mean everything to us and how we live our lives. There is a book called “Five Seconds After You Die”, in which Mike Connell writes, “In the first five seconds after we die, we will know how we should have lived.” That’s a startling thought. Jesus talks a lot about the after-life and how we should be living […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.