Not All in the Family [Podcast]

Mark 3:20-35

Are you in the family? Jesus emphasized the comforting truth that God’s family runs deeper and stronger than all other relationships. In fact, Jesus said His true family consisted of those who do God’s will.

Since we naturally cling to our devotion with earthly kin, we should all the more seek to be one who “does the will of God.”

Whom God Chooses He Uses [Podcast]

Mark 3:7-19

God is pleased to use ordinary people, uniquely chosen to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of others.

As one of the twelve would later write, we “are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood” (1 Pet. 1:1).

Jesus and the God Squad [Podcast]

Mark 2:23-3:6

We have to watch out for our attitudes toward rules. When we pick our favorite ones, we can overlook those more essential. The Pharisees’ crowing leaned on rules as the way to God. But Jesus’ revealed that rules for rules’ sake are never God’s will.

In fact, they can actually keep us from doing good—and from meeting needs.

Bad Company [Podcast]

Mark 2:13-22

When questioned why He hung around “sinners,” Jesus answered that the sick need healing, not the healthy.

The religious were preoccupied—as many are today—with rituals and rules; but Jesus spent His time in relationships with those who needed Him—and those who would receive Him.