God seeks unity in his church. This is a strange concept for many in the American church. Many churches are plagued with divisions and quarrels arising from the selfishness and sin present in all men. Jesus prayed for the church to be unified in John 17. Paul consistently urged churches to be unified and like minded. It is time for the local church to realize that the common desire for unity among God’s people is something that is good for the church (Psalm 133) but more importantly, it is something that magnifies who God is to the world. Listen to this sermon for more.
We have so much to be thankful for, yet in our flesh it is always a battle. We sometimes lose the perspective upon why gratitude is important. It is a means of showing God to others. What if we substituted every complaint for a praise? How much more would God be magnified to others and our spirit much more content? Listen for more.
Is your Christianity really about Christ? Or is it about what you get out of Christ? In Jesus’ death, Mark leaves us with examples of faithfulness towards Christ even as he was crucified and placed in the tomb. What an astounding faith! Wouldn’t we all like to say that we, too, would have followed him to the tomb? The wonderful truth about this passage is that Christ is truly something to be amazed by. Even if we never received anything in this life he is still worthy to be followed. Do you know Christ in this way?
Christians often talk and study about Christ and the crucifixion, but rarely do we consider that as an example of what we’re to undertake. Christ said we couldn’t be his disciple unless we take up the cross. Peter tells us that Christ suffered and it was an example for us to follow in his steps. It is time that Christians consider the reality of bearing the cross. Listen to this sermon to see if you’re bearing the cross or not.