In the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand Jesus demonstrates that he is the good shepherd. But how he is the good shepherd involves the church and her meger rescourses – always bringing the glory to God though often unnoticed.
Power and Promise of Prayer (Ephesians 3:14-21)
Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians focuses on the Love of Christ which strengthens us to love like him in the church and the Power of God’s supply to see it through
Declension of a King (Mark 6:14-21)
Mark continues to ask and answer the question of Jesus’ identity in negative terms by the inclusion of the history behind Herod’s sinful beheading of John the Baptist. Showing also the slippery slope of sin
Paul’s Proclamation (Ephesians 3:7-13)
Paul continues to show the value of the “mystery” gifted to him through the proclamation of his preaching and living so that the church becomes the manifestation of God’s wisdom for even the angels to observe
Kingdom Warfare (Mark 6:6-13)
Christ reveals the opposition to the kingdom of God in the sending out of the twelve – both in the instructed provisions and in the nature and power of their message
Paul and the Mystery (Ephesians 3:1-6)
Paul shows through his own person the revelation of the mystery of the Gospel that Christ has made one new man out of Jew and Gentile.
A Striking Twelve (Mark 5:35-42)
Christ shows the great personal care of God through the healing of the woman with the 12 year hemorrhage and Jairus’ 12 year old Daughter and reminds us of the importance of testing faith to show God’s goodness.
Weak Faith, Strong Savior (Mark 5:21-34)
Jesus draws out the weak faith of the woman with an issue of blood to show us His character and our dependence on Him. For Christ is the strength made perfect in our weakness!
God’s New Society (Ephesians 2:19-22)
Now that we have been set free and brought near – we must live like citizens and sons of God.
Blessed Begging (Mark 5:14-20)
From the two responses to Jesus casting the demons out of Legion we are confronted with the final Judgment – will we be with Jesus or begging him to go?