Synopsis: Many things are taught and believed about baptism and there are various practices associated with it. In this brief message delivered before observing the ordinance of baptism, our pastor answers three questions from God's Word regarding baptism: 1) Why should a person get baptized? 2) When should a person get baptized? 3) What is the significance of baptism? What does it picture or illustrate?
Synopsis: In Mark 11:22 Jesus' rebuke to the disciples was "Have faith in God." Out of the five times in this gospel that "a hardness of heart" is spoken of (the exact opposite response of Mark 11:22), three times is is used with reference to Christ's disciples! What causes a person to have a hardened heart so that he/she doesn't respond as he ought? In today's message we discover three causes for a hardness of heart and here's what needs to be done to have that matter corrected.
Synopsis: Why does Psalm 19 end with a prayer? What's the connection between vv. 1-11 and vv. 12-14? In tonight's message we discover that connection and learn that there is always a direct link between God's revelation and prayer. It's a link we should use each day!
Synopsis: As we continue our survey of Mark's gospel we come upon a seventh portrait of Christ--The Successful Servant-Savior. Mark presents six way in which Christ gave evidence of His successful work. Because Hebrews 13:8 assures us "Jesus Christ [is] the same yesterday, today, and forever," there is every reason for hope and encouragement to expect that Christ will do the same quality work in our lives in our day as He did in the lives of so many in His day. Every time Christ goes to work, it is always a successful work! He always successfully completes His work!
Synopsis: This message looks at two key Old Testament passages that describe for us the condition of Satan before his Fall as well as his expulsion from Heaven. We discover what led to his downfall. They also answer the mystery of how sin began and where it began. This teaching leads to some very powerful applications that will challenge your thinking and living to see if you are expressing the same characteristics as the devil did.
Synopsis: In this 7th message in the series of messages that survey the Gospel of Mark, we look at a 6th portrait of Christ that John Mark presents - The Suffering Servant-Savior. As you see this view of Christ against the backdrop of His exalted position as the Son of God, we see something of the depth of Christ's humiliation as He sacrificially offers His life as the only ransom God the Father would accept on behalf of sinners. The message ends with two primary points of application.
Synopsis: Having looked at the Origin of Angels and the Nature of Angels, we move on to see what God's Word has to say about the Fall of Angels. What happened that a full 1/3 of all angels were cast out of Heaven? How did demons come into existence? When did the fall of some of the angels take place? How could a perfect creature sin? What was the result of the angels' fall?
Synopsis: In this fifth message that surveys the gospel of Mark, we have another portrait of Christ presented to us: He is the praying Servant-Savior. As we look at this portrait of the Lord Jesus, there are challenging lessons to learn and practice! We also learn great truth regarding the resource of prayer - including the significance of the expression, "Abba, Father."
Synopsis: There are many conceptions about angels - including the idea that people becomes angels when they die. What does the Bible say about the nature of angels? This message surveys Scripture to discover the answer.
Synopsis: In this fifth message in our survey of Mark's gospel, we discover another portrait of Christ given to us--The Sin-forgiving Savior. That raises two questions: 1) What gives Christ the right to be declared so and to act in that capacity? and 2) Why is this so critical of a portrait to see? The answers are presented very clearly in this second gospel of the New Testament!
Synopsis: Tonight's message continues a look at the origins of angels--when they were created and how many of them were created. We learn from their creation, important lessons about our own creation and how we find fulfillment in living.
Synopsis: Today we look at a second portrait of Jesus that John Mark presents to us in His gospel. We're surveying this gospel to answer the question posed by our text, "What manner of man is this?" No one else can do what He does nor speaks like He does! No man died like He did!