Category: Mark

Life of the Beloved: Given
March 8th, 2015

Mark 1:9-11 One of the more depressing songs of the 1960s was a song titled, “Is That All There Is?” sung by Peggy Lee. It is a song that speaks of someone who goes through life and finds no meaning to the events of life. The lyrics are spoken and then the chorus sung. I […]

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Life of the Beloved: Broken
March 1st, 2015

Mark 1:9-11 The Apostle Paul was preaching in Antioch, giving a history of Israel, and in the course of his preaching he said God viewed King David as, “a man after my own heart.” (Acts 13:22) David has always been a difficult person for me to understand. On the one hand, he is so appealing. […]

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Life of the Beloved: Blessed
February 22nd, 2015

Mark 1:9-11 In Latin, to bless is benedicere. The word “benediction” that is used in many churches means literally: speaking (dicto) well (bene) or saying good things of someone. In the Old Testament, it was the tradition for each father to pass on a blessing to his children before he died. This blessing was much […]

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Life of the Beloved: Taken
February 15th, 2015

Mark 1:9-11 In sixth grade, my best friend Tom and I both tried out for the part of Santa Claus in the school play. It was a singing part and my aunt tried to help me sing with a deeper voice. (Good luck.) I got the part and my friend Tom told me I got […]

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Life of the Beloved
February 8th, 2015

Mark 1:1-20 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him. 19 When he had […]

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