[Sermon Notes] Mark 6:30-44 Introduction Good morning! Today, in our journey through the book The Gospel According to Mark, we come to a massive miracle. It’s a biggie! In fact, it is the only miracle noted by all four Gospel writers (Carson, 1990). What is the miracle? Jesus will take five loaves of bread and two fish, and with that, he will multiply them so as to … [Read more...] about Feeding Five Thousand
I recently took part in a lively discussion about this question. In an area (the Hypostatic Union of Christ) bristling with difficulties, I will keep my words few. I'd simply like to offer a couple points of clarification and then I'll quote an expert. The Difficulty Some people may wonder why this is a difficult question. They will say God cannot sin, so of course … [Read more...] about Could Jesus Have Sinned?
So what's all the fuss about? Why does Christmas matter? It certainly matters in our culture. Christmas means family and friends. It means presents and undoing Scrooges. But theologically, what's the deal? The average joe knows Jesus was born, but why does that matter? Here's a quick attempt at answering the "so what" of Christmas... A Promise Kept Christmas is … [Read more...] about The Theological Significance of Christmas
We live in a pluralistic society where ideas and cultures collide. As Christians, how should we navigate these collisions? Watching the ministry of Jesus gives us a clue. To any controversy Jesus brought grace and truth. Grace Jesus did not avoid controversy. He allowed all kinds of sketchy types and rejects to join him (Matthew 9:10). He talked with sinners and … [Read more...] about How Jesus Navigates Controversy and Culture
Picture the scene. A raucous wedding party. The bride and groom dancing. The waiters surfing the crowd with appetizers. The DJ spinning tracks. Banners, balloons, flowers and streamers. The celebration and ecstasy. Then the unthinkable happens. No wine. How do you run out of wine? What kind of cut-rate party is this! But one mother in the crowd hears of the … [Read more...] about One Confident Mother