When Jesus describes wars, suffering, and starts falling from the sky, it can be confusing and even scary. But when he teaches about these things, he’s actually preparing the disciples for the cross and resurrection. As we read those words today, they help us to bear witness to the cross and live the resurrection in our daily lives.
Jesus’ life is good news for the world, and in the Gospel of Mark, we learn what that good news means for our everyday lives. In this series, we’ll explore how we can experience his good news for ourselves and be part of his mission to share it with the world.
In our culture love is most often defined as a feeling. But that’s not love according to the Bible. Love is something else completely—a willing choice to put the good of the other before our own. When we make that choice, we can form and strengthen relationships that can endure even the greatest challenges.
Our words have the power to create worlds. The word “sorry” can mend broken relationships, strengthen connections through radically vulnerability, and begin the process of forgiveness.
God Created us for intimacy, and some of us find intimacy in marriage. In marriage and other relationships, we often get it wrong, but God is a God of second chances. In marriage and in any other relationship, God offers the chance to start over.