The Gospel of Mark | Keep it Simple

John Vermilya // February 10, 2019 In this passage, Jesus is again tested by pharisees while teaching, this time on the issue of divorce. Jesus goes tot he purpose of marriage, and that our sin complicates things. The point is that we must approach Jesus like that of a child. Children are small, dependent, and…

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The Gospel of Mark | Pride is the Problem

Tim Burgess // February 3, 2019 Pride is our greatest problem, and is largely paradoxical: when I think I’m finally humble I find I’m not, and many times I’m blind to my pride because it’s disguised as your problem. The good news is that when we follow Jesus’ and his example, we follow the most…

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The Gospel of Mark | Glimpses of Glory

John Vermilya // January 27, 2019 This passage contains a glimpse of Jesus glory, the disciples asking a good question, and a dose of reality. Through it all we get to see glimpses of Glory. Our responsibility is to listen to Jesus and depend on Him.  

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The Gospel of Mark | Don’t You Remember?

John Vermilya // January 13, 2019 How quickly we forget what God has done. In this passage, Jesus asks the question, “don’t you remember?”. He asked it to the disciples and he’s asking it to us. Spiritual amnesia is failing to remember what God has done. This message urges us to remember!  

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The Gospel of Mark | Why Did He Do That?

John Vermilya // January 6, 2019 Jesus actions in this passage raise questions as they are out of the norm even for Him. First, Jesus goes to Tyre and Sidon, visiting the Decapolis outside the Jewish boundaries of Israel. Secondly, He calls a Gentile woman a dog before granting her faith-filled request in delivering her…

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The Gospel of Mark | Missing the Point

John Vermilya // December 30, 2018 We live in a culture of blame instead of taking responsibility for our sins. Jesus doesn’t negate the importance of God’s law, but is pointing to the fact that we need to change from the inside out. The warning for us is to not miss the point.  

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The Gospel of Mark | God With Us

John Vermilya // December 23, 2018 When we recognize Jesus for who He really is, and realize our need of Him, it follows that we must respond to the God that comes into the midst of our circumstances. This passage is a picture of the incarnation with the Gospel on display.  

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