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 …

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 …

Discipleship Series: What Does Mark Say? – #2 “Looking Back at the Rescue of the World”

Have you seen the recent movie Sully? How about the Netflix series The Crown? Ok. The not so recent Memento? If you haven't seen any of these that's alright. I'll bet you've seen others that create suspense. For those of us that like suspense movies we should like the way Mark chooses to tell his …

Discipleship Series: What Does Mark Say? – #1 “News of Victory”

  Sometimes it's best to dive right into a text and discover what's been illuminated underneath the 'water.' . . .So, let's do that, beginning with Mark's gospel. Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  (ESV.org) "The beginning..." Mark chooses language that immediately conveys the beginning of something. …

Reward?? Wages??

  Luke 20:1‘So you see,’ Jesus continued, ‘the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2He agreed with the workers to give them a day's wage, and sent them off to his vineyard. 3‘He went out again in the middle of the morning, …

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 …