Dec 27, 2015
Today we come to one of the most dramatic events in Scripture- the transfiguration of Jesus. This event followed Jesus' announcement of His suffering, rejection, death and resurrection (8:31) and the cost to those who would follow Him to the cross (8:34).
Jesus made it clear that the Cross (Isa. 53) had to come...
Dec 13, 2015
No Pain, No Gain is a reality we encounter in many different areas of our lives. Whether it be fitness, athletics, education, business or work projects around the house it often requires a certain amount of pain to achieve the desired gain. We constantly think in these terms to decide what we are and are not going to...
Dec 6, 2015
Mark 8:1-26 highlights two things: 1) the intensifying conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees and 2) the disciples’ continuing difficulty in grasping Jesus’ true nature.
There are three preliminary issues that are key to understanding
1. The O.T. concept of "a sign".
2. Jewish messianic...