Series Overview

Mark may be the most important book in the word! Why? It is earliest written account of the life of Jesus. It is carefully designed to show us who Jesus is and it teaches us how to follow him. Mark carefully curates the story of Jesus as a fast-moving drama in three acts. Act One is set in
Galilee. Act Three takes place in Jerusalem. Act Two takes place on the way between the two. Everything about this story is extraordinary – and exciting! Mark reveals Jesus as extremely powerful and highly compelling. He has all authority from God. People are amazed by Jesus, especially because he uses all his power and authority to serve others,
continuously giving himself away. Ultimately, he gives his own life for our benefit. Mark is fast paced, always moving. He moves us to evaluate our own relationship with Jesus and our purpose as His disciples here on earth. The challenge of this book is completely counter cultural.
Followers of Jesus are called to serve other people rather than just taking from them. Over and over, this book pushes us to action as it forces us to examine Jesus and His purpose on earth.
How well do you know Jesus? Would you like to know him better? To be better? To live better? Through Easter, using Mark as our guide, we will engage with Jesus, explore his purpose, and grow our faith. Our goal – to make Jesus and his purpose our own.

Sermons From This Series

Could you use some good news?

January 24, 2021

Jesus is different. So is Mark and the biography he wrote. Mark’s biography is an action-packed, life altering historical account of Jesus, the son of God. This account changed the…

The Time Has Come

January 31, 2021

Words create worlds. With sixteen words Jesus changed the world. “The time has come. The Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”   And with that…

Outside the Box

February 7, 2021

It was different. It was incredible. No one ever saw anything like it before. No one had ever heard anything like it. It was new. Jesus shattered expectations. He didn’t…

More Powerful Than…

February 21, 2021

What do a severe storm, a horde of evil spirits, sickness, and death have in common? Jesus is more powerful than all of them! And Jesus uses his power to…

Athletic Evasion

March 7, 2021

Some people are experts at looking good while skillfully avoiding being good. We have a name for people like that – hypocrites. In religious circles behavioral conformity is far more…

Something Greater

March 21, 2021

The last week of Jesus life is a primary focus for his biographers. So much comes into focus. The new relationship between God and humanity is finally spelled out and…

Managing Misunderstanding

March 14, 2021

What does it really mean for Jesus to be God’s messiah? His disciples and the people just didn’t understand. On the road with his men Jesus uses three conversations and…

Purposeful Parables

February 14, 2021

Mark reports five stories Jesus used to teach his very diverse audience in Galilee. Why did Jesus teach with stories? These strange stories are change stories.  Jesus wanted to redefine…

Life on Mission

February 28, 2021

Jesus went from village to village teaching the people. He lived his life on mission. It wasn’t always easy, but he always did what was right. He invited his disciples…