Discipleship Series: “What Does Mark Say?” – #7 (I Love You. I’m Proud Of You. Again)

9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; 11and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” 12Immediately …

Discipleship Series: What Does Mark Say? – #3 “John Passes the Prophetic Torch”

There was an era in baseball when Joe DiMaggio ruled. DiMaggio was the standard many young boys dreamed they might one day be. Near the end of DiMaggio's career, there was a Midwestern young man from the mining towns of Oklahoma, Commerce to be exact. His father, Mutt, wanted him to stay clear of the …

Prototype

Imagine that this Mercedes-Benz prototype represents the future. Imagine it having a futuristic engine. Imagine that the engine operates on nitrogen, which comprises 78% of the air we breathe, an unlimited source of energy. Imagine the composition of the body of the car being composed, not of aluminum, iron, copper or steel, but graphene. Graphene …

A Baptism of Repentance for the Forgiveness of Sins (Part 1)

From Luke 3 we see John preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. What did that mean? It would help us to remember that the Gospel, the Bible, the church, the kingdom of God and even baptism are not 21st century ideas. Sometimes we want to hear these teachings communicated the way we're most …