Jesus, and His Kingdom, have broken into this world, overturning the power structures in the spiritual realm, but also shaking up our understanding of the family.
Jesus had a lot of people following Him, but only a small portion of those were true disciples.
God’s commands are a gateway to His heart. We are given the opportunity to see Him in His Laws.
The main thing about the Sabbath isn’t about what you can or can’t do on any particular day of the week, it’s that you find your rest in Jesus.
The aim, or the purpose, of your religious practices is to love, trust, and obey Jesus…not checking off a box.
Jesus calls, and fellowships with, scandalous sinners.
Does Jesus always do what you expect? Meet your needs just as you want? If not, why? Could it be because He knows your deeper need and is doing a deeper work?
What does Mark want to show us in the healing of this leper? More than the cleansing of a skin disease
The identity of these new disciples is now defined by their relationship with Jesus.
Jesus is Israel reduced to one.