Devotions

Week 7: Thursday

Jesus was the King who reversed the order of things. He laid down his life for his subjects rather than requiring his subjects to lay down their lives for him.

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Week 7: Monday

After being in Jerusalem for a week, Jesus gathered with his disciples for Passover. Little did they know…

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Week 6: Thursday

The title for this series was inspired by the following conversation between Jesus and a teacher who overheard him debating with other religious leaders.

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Week 6: Monday

The context of the miracle contained in this account is almost as remarkable as the miracle itself. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem. He has a date with destiny.

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Week 5: Thursday

What would it look like to be a not so with you leader at home, at work, at school, and in the community?
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Week 5: Monday

The best way to understand this encounter with Jesus is to take it very literally. Jesus wasn’t talking to you or me. He was talking to a rich man in the first century.

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Week 4: Thursday

We all know folks who have stumbled away from faith. Most of us can remember a season or two when we stumbled away ourselves.
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Week 4: Monday

We all know what it’s like to deny ourselves. We tell ourselves no all the time. But what or who do you need to say no to in order to follow Jesus?
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Week 3: Thursday

What has God put in your hands to distribute to the people around you? Each of the disciples had less than a small loaf of bread
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Week 3: Monday

In this encounter, Jesus leaves us all with something to think about. I’ll go ahead and give you his bottom line so you’ll recognize it more easily within the context of the story.
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Week 2: Thursday

From time to time, we're forced to prioritize some of our values over others, as every value can't be most important.
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Week 2: Monday

The kingdom Jesus introduced had a much wider and more welcoming door than his early followers were accustomed to or comfortable with.
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Week 1: Thursday

The apostle Peter is the source of the content found in Mark's Gospel. Peter was probably illiterate and needed a scribe to help him tell his story.
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Week 1: Monday

Right out of the gate, Mark describes the coming of Jesus as good news. It’s good news because the arrival of Jesus meant the kingdom of God had come near.

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