“The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord…” Over the centuries the Christian Church has been through division, heresy, and persecution. The church still stands. Over the next five weeks, in our series One Foundation we’ll look at what our Lord Jesus says the church is. Our first Sunday we’ll see that the church is for all people.
The job of a shepherd can be a challenge because sheep aren’t the brightest animals. Jesus our Good Shepherd knows where we are weak and when we get ourselves into trouble. No matter what is going on he will never leave us. Watch as we learn from the Good Shepherd in the Gospel of Mark.
No one ever asks a prophet for their opinion. The whole purpose of the prophet was to speak on behalf of God. It is God’s Word that is important. So as long as that is what the prophet speaks, everyone is happy. That’s not entirely true. This Sunday join us as we see some of the intense pressure put on prophets then and now to be silent and not speak for God. Jesus promises that not everyone will be happy.
“The kingdom of God is like…” Jesus’ parables open the kingdom of God to everyone. He breaks down the spirit world into dozens of simple stories – each with it’s own nugget of truth. This Sunday we look at how Jesus taught the people of his day, what impact that has on our lives, and how we witness and teach those same truths today.
John was in jail. The one that John endorsed might suffer a similar fate. The disciples whom Jesus calls in the Gospel of Mark were John’s disciples first! And look at these men, humanly speaking, Jesus could have picked better candidates to start a church that would take his message of love to the whole world. The call into the Gospel ministry is a fascinating look at grace. That grace is for you too. Join us as we see the hidden glory of God in his divine call.
Where ever two or three are gathered in his name, there he is with them. With these and other words we have a basic definition of the church. It is a gathering of believers around Jesus and his word. What exactly does that group look like and what should they be doing? Watch this morning and find out!