Beast Bound

One of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way you answer the high priest?!” Jesus answered him, “If I’ve spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike me?” So, Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas, the high priest. John 18:28 mentions that Jesus was led into …

The Coast Guard

When people become Christians they are often given a picture of the Christian life as being a Disney cruise liner. "Everything from now on will be smooth sailing, sunshine, beautiful sunsets, and waking up to ocean views." Who would not find this depiction appealing? Yet, this isn't the picture Jesus seems to paint of the …

Discipleship Series: “What Does Mark Say?” – #5 (I’ve Chosen You – 1:16-20)

Jesus chooses the disciples. And, they follow him in an immediate way. Pupils wanting to become students of the Law, and eventually become rabbis themselves, chose their rabbis and walked behind. They didn't follow alongside as Jesus would have his disciples follow. Mark seems to be showing a radical departure from his culture. Is this discipleship …