What Happens When We Don’t Repent?

We wish this question were not necessary, but due to the stubborn streak that resides in all our hearts there are times when we resist repentance.  What happens on those occasions? I would propose there is a progression that emerges until we repent. We pridefully...

Taxes and Love — Mark 12

Church and State (v. 17) Jesus was (and is) a master of catching deceitful people in their own traps (Galatians 6:7).  But this answer does much more than reveal Jesus’ clever use of rhetoric.  It is a foundational statement regarding the role of the sacred and civil...

Guest Post: Bob Kellemen on & The Prayer of Jesus

The Prayer of Jesus: How to Talk to God (Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 11:1-4) Your Daily Prayer Guide: “CHRIST” How to Talk to God: CHRIST There’s no more important question in life than, “How do I talk to God?” There’s no better Person to turn to to answer that question than...

First, Last, Last, First — Mark 10

Children as Model (v. 13-15) The next several sections of Mark 10 build from this story of Jesus and the children.  Jesus interacts with the Rich Young Man and the request of James and John from the principle, “For the kingdom of God belongs to such as these...