The Kingdom & the Stormy Sea

Pastor Ryan Thompson | Mark 4:35-41

The story of Jesus calming the storm is a familiar one, yet upon closer inspection it tells a deeply resonant story about the Kingdom of Heaven. In keeping with Jesus’ parables of the Kingdom, this incident acts as a real-life parable, revealing the Kingdom of God as an obvious, participatory, and deeply personal manifestation of God’s love. Join Ryan Thompson as he explores the tale of the boat, the sea, the men, and the Messiah, and discover the good news of Jesus Christ in the storm.

God’s Kingdom Grows

The Rev. Patrick Schlabs | Mark 4:26-34
As even the green-thumb-challenged are aware, good seeds grows. And seed of the Kingdom grows in all times and places. Yet we Jesus’ parables in Mark 4 help us know exactly how it grows. In the parable of the farmer and the seed and the parable of the mustard seed we see that God’s kingdom grows mysteriously, automatically, and exponentially. Join Patrick Schlabs we explore the ramifications of Kingdom growth.

Lord of the Sabbath

Pastor Ra’Shan Wilson | Mark 2:23-28

Each of us needs alignment to the Truth, and that alignment always entails an assignment. The alignment of Mark’s Gospel, it’s assignment, is revealing Jesus as God’s servant, a *working* Savior. Yet, Mark 2:23-28 contains an important clarification of humankind’s relationship with rest, or Sabbath. Join Pastor Ra’Shan Wilson as he examines Sabbath-rest, and finds that in Jesus it is God who is our Sabbath.