The resurrection is more than just an event, the resurrection is a person and his name is Jesus. Jesus is alive and He is not waiting in the tomb for you to come and meet Him. But He is coming and meeting you where you are life.
No longer do we have to wait outside the presence of God. No longer do we need an offering or sacrifice. Jesus is our propitiation and our reconciliation. Therefore we can approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. We can enter into the presence of God with a confession:
Jesus suffered the injustice and insults I should have suffered. He experienced the shame and pain I should have experienced. He bore the guilt and curse I should have borne. Rather than us experiencing all of this, Jesus experienced all of it for us as our substitute. Jesus redeemed us form the curse of sin by becoming a curse for us. Jesus’ death not only means forgiveness of sin, but also freedom from sin.
In the Gospel of Mark we see Peter following Jesus from a distance and doing something he thought he would never do. The distance between us and Jesus matters.
The Gospel of Mark shows us that Jesus' arrest was shameful and his trial unjust. Yet all of this unfolded for our benefit.
Jesus surrendered His will to the Father so that He could surrender His body to the cross. In the time of His greatest need, He continues to pursue the Father. What are your pursuing? If you are not pursing Jesus, you are pursuing something else?
As we look at the events leading up to death of Jesus and find that He is in complete control. We learn that sovereign grace uses human evil to accomplish a divine purpose.
We look at a story in the Gospel of Mark of extravagant love as one woman shows her love and devotion to Jesus and another man decided to betray Jesus. In this story we learn that Jesus deserves our absolute best and nothing less.
Take a look at the teaching of Jesus in regards to the signs of the end of the age.
As Jesus teaches on signs of the end times, we will learn that our understanding of the Gospel will determine how we respond during times of persecution.
Jesus teaches us that revelation brings responsibility and motives drive actions.
Jesus teaches us what it means to love God and others.
Jesus teaches us how to walk with people and learn how to meet others where they are in life.
God's persistent grace in the parable of the tenants.
Jesus' triumphal entry as King and the offer of salvation for all nations.
Jesus teaches us the art of stopping
esus teaches us what it means to be a servant. The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give His life as a ransom.
To receive the kingdom of God like a child is to be helpless, powerless and with no standing as we stand in front of God with open hands.
Marriage is a good gift and a good work of God that receives its meaning and significance from God.
esus turned our world's value system upside down and that the road to greatness is to be last and servant of all.