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“And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean” (Mark 1:42)

February 16, 2013

The Gospel of Mark is unique among the four in that it was written in present rather than past tense. Mark’s action-oriented writing is marked by a favorite phrase “and immediately,” which is found throughout. Each gospel presents a different perspective of Jesus. Matthew sees Him as King, Luke as Son of Man, and John as Son of God. But Mark presents a man of action, Jesus the Servant of all. And whatever Jesus does, He does “immediately.” Is there any urgent need requiring your immediate attention?

Time for Commitment

November 11, 2012 | Mark 10:17-31 | discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “Time to Thrive” series with this message from Mark 10 about the rich young ruler who asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus told him that he “lacked one thing.” He needed to be fully committed, leaving everything behind to follow Jesus. This message asks us to consider whether there is any area of our lives that we haven’t fully committed to Christ.

Time for a Miracle

October 7, 2012 | Mark 6:34-44 | discipleship

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new sermon series entitled “Time to Thrive” with this message from Mark 6. In the gospel of Mark, Jesus taught his disciples how to prepare for a miracle from God. He taught them how God wanted to use them to accomplish God-sized results where God received the glory. God is still in the miracle business. When we trust God with our lives we put ourselves in a place where miracles can happen. Is it time for a miracle in your life?

iCommit to Celebrate God’s Son

August 5, 2012 | Mark 12:30 | three commitments

Pastor Gary Combs continues the “iCommit” series with this message about the importance of making a simple commitment to worship God by giving Jesus first place in your life. This message is taken from Mark 12:30 where Jesus simplifies all of Scripture by teaching the great commandment to love God.

The Most Important Doctrine

July 22, 2012 | Mark 12:28-31 | discipleship

Justin Norden delivers a message entitled “The Most Important Doctrine.”

“You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!” (Mark 16:6)

March 12, 2012

What the angel guarding Jesus’ tomb said to the women. People still look for Jesus in wrong places. But He isn’t found in dead religion. He is found when we call on Him by name, receiving Him as Lord and Savior. He is alive and wants to live in us!

“Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: ‘Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny three times that you even know me.’ And he broke down and wept” (Mark 14:72)

March 10, 2012

Have you ever felt the self-condemnation and shame of Peter? Yet Jesus pursued Peter and restored him. Jesus will forgive and restore you too. Answer this: Do you love Him?

“Jesus said to him, ‘You are not far from the Kingdom of God'” (Mark 12:34)

March 5, 2012

Who do you know that is near unto the Kingdom? Can you see the Kingdom in their eyes? They need only be introduced to the King. But someone must make the introduction. Would you be willing to introduce them to King Jesus?

“Jesus said, ‘give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God'” (Mark 12:17)

March 4, 2012

We have dual citizenship. We are born into Caesar’s kingdom, but born again into God’s. We are to live at peace with the temporal king, while proclaiming the imminent return of the Eternal One. When the two kingdoms are at odds, we bow only to King Jesus!

“Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God” (Mark 10:27)

March 1, 2012

In what hope or dream from God have you given up? Does it seem impossible to you now? Pray and cast all your cares on Him. All things are possible with God. He exposes our unmet needs, so that we understand that He alone can meet them.