The Untamable Lord

The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson | Mark 1:21-28

Over the 2,000 years of Church history, Christians and non-Christians alike have tried to tame the radical power and authority of Jesus. Despite this constant pressure to conform to human expectations, the Nazarene refuses to be domesticated. Mark’s Gospel presents Jesus as possessing an authority beyond the rabbis and scribes. How does this authority impact our world and the forces that rule it? Join Peet Dickinson as he witnesses Jesus’ power bursting through the text and into our very lives.

Repent and Follow Me

The Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry | Mark 1:14-20

Jesus begins his ministry with a proclamation and an invitation. The proclamation is one of repentance and of God’s Kingdom, and the invitation is to take part in both of these things by following him. What does it look like to turn around and face God? What does it mean to follow Jesus in the workaday world? Join Justyn Terry as he questions what it means to hear the proclamation of Jesus and to follow him, and finds that it’s the true path to purpose and joy.

Come and See

The Rev. Patrick Schlabs | John 1:43-51

After John’s poetic prologue, his gospel becomes a story of witnesses who invite others to come and see Jesus. In an age where many are disillusioned with typical and stereotyped modes of evangelism, what can these stories of witness teach us about inviting others to come and see? Join Patrick Schlabs as he examines the encounter between Jesus, Philip, and Nathanel, and finds that Jesus’ pursuit of us is the base of all witness.

The In-Between Space

The Very Rev. Peet Dickinson | Mark 1:7-11

John the Baptist strikes a singular figure within the Gospel narrative, entering Israel’s culture at a turning point unlike any before. His ministry of baptism was an exposition of Israel’s sin and of God’s mercy, and was a foretaste of the coming Kingdom. What is it, however, that sets John’s ministry apart? What makes the Kingdom he heralds so different? Join Peet Dickinson as he hears John’s cry in the wilderness, and in so doing turns our eyes to the eternal King.