Fear Into Joy (Mark 2:13-22)

Fear Into Joy (Mark 2:13-22)

Fear is much different. Fear are those negative things that hang onto you and drive you. Fear are those pressing, gripping, controlling thoughts that shape the way you view the world and interact with other people.And these fears?I can be honest, here, right? Because this is church and that’s what you do. These fears? They so often control so much of what I do and who I am. 
 

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Will You Take Up My Mat? (Mark 2:1-12)

Will You Take Up My Mat? (Mark 2:1-12)

If we are longing for community and longing for connection, we have to let others in. We have to admit we have needs and can’t do life all on our own, we cannot face challenges all on our own. We cannot fix ourselves. God has given us each other for support when we are weak and to celebrate together when we feel strong. If we only engage superficially with God and those around us, we will be stuck in superficial relationships. 

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The Call of the King (Mark 1:16-34)

The Call of the King (Mark 1:16-34)

If you’re a Christian, you might even go to church each week to pray these words, “Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” And then we wait, holding out hope for God’s kingdom to come and fix everything, never really expecting that God’s answer to fixing all this? God’s answer to fixing all that, is actually to fix me, first.

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