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Contributed on May 16, 2018
Jesus declared we could move mountains if we have faith and do not doubt. Did He really mean that? What are the implications of that for believers today?
Faith to Believe Mark 11: 22-26 Clearly our text today deals with faith we are expected to have as believers. Faith is something we often discuss but fail to exercise as we should. It is easy to walk by faith when all is well, but it is an entirely different situation when we face adversity and ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2018
As Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphantly, He entered the Temple, considering what He saw. Being displeased with much that was going on, He returned on Monday to set His Father's house in order.
Cleansing the Temple Mark 11: 15-19 In our last study we discussed Jesus cursing the fig tree as He made His way to Jerusalem. While this was a physical act, it had spiritual implications. Jesus cursed the fig tree as He and the disciples were headed to the Temple on what most agree was Monday ...read more
Contributed on May 7, 2018
While serving the Lord and walking with Him, we learn a great paradox - genuine gain often comes through loss. We must lose certain things in order to gain what the Lord desires for us.
Loss is Gain Matthew 16: 24-26 1 Tim.6:6-7 – But godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. Many in our world today are fixated on material wealth and social status in this life. The majority of their energy ...read more
Contributed on May 2, 2018
Jesus approached a fig tree expecting to find fruit, but it only had leaves. While it looked promising from a distance, looks were deceiving. Are we bearing fruit or just showing pretty leaves and blooms?
The Barren Fig Tree Mark 11: 12-14; 20-21 Our text today follows Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. He had begun what most consider the Passion Week, the final days leading up to His crucifixion on Calvary’s hill. Most agree these events would have taken place on Monday morning of that ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2018
Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphantly just days prior to the crucifixion. Many were overjoyed with the Lord that day, but the cries of Hosanna would soon fade and another cry would be heard - Crucify! I am thankful for the commitment of our Lord.
Hosanna in the Highest Mark 11: 1-11 Our text deals with a significant moment and time in the life of Jesus. Most title this passage – the triumphal entry. It begins what has come to be known as Passion Week. The Lord makes His initial entrance into Jerusalem, preparing to offer Himself on the ...read more