Following Jesus

Mark 1:1-8

Mark starts his gospel with the most important point of our eternal life; Jesus is the Savior and the Son of God.

Mark 1:9-15

Jesus begins his ministry by being identified with the sinners he came to save.

Mark 1:16-20

Answer the call. The Lord of Heaven is calling you, personally.

Mark 1:21-28

Where should the real authority of Jesus Christ rank in your life?

Mark 1:29-45

Some build their entire view of Jesus on one narrow thing.

Mark 2:1-12

How much effort do we really exert in order to reach Jesus in a tangible way?

Mark 2:13-17

In five back-to-back confrontations with the Pharisees, we learn one lesson; Don't be one.

Mark 2:18-3:6

Do we receive God's grace through Jesus Christ, or try to earn right standing before God by following religious laws?

Mark 3:7-19

In two short scenes, we get to decide if we want to be more like the crowds or more like the disciples.

Mark 3:20-35

The unforgivable sin explained, plus another hard saying sandwiched with it.

Mark 4:1-25

Jesus helps us 'check our hearts' by beginning to teach in parables.

Mark 4:1-25

Part 2, the hard part of Jesus' parables explanation.

John 3:1-16

How do I truly have my life transformed by God?

Mark 4:26-32

What do you do when you can't see the fruit of your efforts for God?

Mark 4:35-41

When the storm hits, the question is not IF you have faith, the question is WHAT is your faith in? 

Mark 5:1-20

Jesus Christ has absolute, unquestioned power over the entire demonic realm!

Mark 5:21-43

Two people at opposite ends of the social spectrum with one thing in common - desperate faith.

Mark 6:1-6

Only two times is Jesus amazed, once at incredible belief and once at incredible unbelief.

Mark 6:7-13

Do you think we share the Gospel in the same way Jesus and his Disciples did?

Mark 6:14-29

The Bible warns of a conscience that is unable to sense God's right and wrong.

Mark 6:30-44

Is Jesus your source, for all you need, in every crisis moment in your life?

Mark 6:30-44

We look at HOW to make Jesus our source for all that we need, in every situation.

Mark 6:45-52

Meet Jesus in the storm; allow him to use the storm in your life as pavement for his feet to reach you.

Mark 7:1-23

There is a battle between Jesus and man's religion and it reveals the Pharisees were hypocrites - just like us.

Mark 7:24-30

Whether you feel accepted or unaccepted, it doesn't matter because Jesus accepts the unaccepted.

Mark 7:31-37

Whoever you are, whatever your need, Jesus wants to meet you right where you are.

Mark 8:1-21

When we come to a teaching in the life of Jesus, are we truly looking to gain spiritual understanding from it for our lives?

Mark 8:22-26

In order to see "spiritually clearly," we must gain our spiritual sight in stages.

Mark 8:27-33

When we think we understand what Jesus is doing, we need to ask ourselves, "Can we really see yet?"

Mark 8:34-38

One of the clearest descriptions in the New Testament for what it means to actually follow Jesus.

Mark 9:1-8

When we are identified with Jesus Christ through faith, we have the Hope of Glory.

Mark 9:14-29

It's only when our faith is challenged that we know what level of faith we have.

Mark 9:30-41

We tend to think we understand, but, we might still not get it.

Mark 9:42-50

Jesus allows us to wrestle with clear warnings without softening them.

Mark 10:1-12

The roughest divorce teaching in the Gospels. Pastor Dave handles it carefully, but accurately.

Mark 10:13-16

What does it take to rise above the turmoil and trouble of our current culture?

Mark 10:17-31

The possessions that "owned" the Rich Young Ruler kept him from seeing his need for Jesus.

Mark 10:32-45

Often we are far more concerned with ourselves over the good of others, but Jesus gives us the clear antidote.

Mark 10:46-52

Blind Bartimaeus knew his true condition and knew he needed to be healed and saved by the Lord. What about us?

Mark 11:1-11

Is it possible that we have the right Savior, but the wrong expectations, like the people at the Triumphal Entry?

Mark 11:15-17

A critically important message about what our church services should be known for, delivered with zeal from Jesus. 

Mark 11:12-21

We must allow Jesus to inspect us closely to determine if we have real fruit - instead of the outward appearance of fruit.

Mark 11:22-25

We need real, mountain-moving, life-transforming, unshakable, confident faith in God.

Mark 11:27-12:12

Do we owe God? If so, can we reject what we owe to God?

Mark 12:13-17

What belongs to God may be more than we realize.

Mark 12:18-27

What is the Sadducees' mistake? What might our mistake be? Also encouragement from Jesus about the resurrection.

Mark 12:18-34

How far are we actually from the Kingdom? We don't want to be just "close" to making it.

Mark 12:35-40

Jesus shares the most important eternal truth in a life changing riddle.

Mark 12:41-44

The Bible is clear, there is a fundamental connection between our spiritual lives and our money.

Mark 13:1-13

Jesus wants us to follow hard after him until his return - whenever that comes.

Mark 13:14-37

Jesus wants us to be ready, to stay alert, and to watch for his return at any time - whenever that comes.

Mark 14:1-11

Worship goes far beyond music and singing. Does your worship cost you anything?

Mark 14:12-26

Jesus illustrates that he is God's sacrificial Passover Lamb, fulfilling God's plan of salvation for all who would believe.

Mark 14:32-41

We can never, ever begin to understand what it cost Christ to become God's sacrifice to pay for our sins on the Cross.

Mark 14:43-52

Do we run away from who Jesus truly is? Instead, run to him in spiritual humility and embrace him fully.

Mark 14:53-65

We may have more confidence in our religion than in a real, saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Mark 14:66-72

What does it mean to "deny Christ"? Have you ever denied him? Would you ever deny him?

Mark 15:1-15

As Pilate struggles with the question, "What will Jesus cost me?" He becomes a picture of us. 

Mark 15:16-20

There was nothing that happened to Jesus on the way to the cross that he did not sovereignly plan.

Mark 15:21-32

Through the immense and unimaginable suffering of Jesus on the cross, we see the depth of the heart of God for us.

Mark 15:33-39

Do the final hours Jesus spent on the cross draw you closer to him?

Mark 15:40-47

What would you be willing to risk in this world to stand WITH Jesus and take a stand FOR him?

Mark 16:1-8

The Resurrection is central to the entire Gospel message - for it to be personal FOR you, it must be personal TO you.