At the end of the Books of Matthew and Mark Jesus directs us to GO and DO! Going and Doing means being able to take action. To do this we need to be healthy – so let’s see what the Bible has to say about our physical health.
On Easter Eve we share the story of the Good News of Love. The LOVE Jesus came to redefine and reclaim. A love that overcame darkness, defeated death and died to bring us new life.
At the Passover meal Jesus shocks the disciples by revealing one of his own will betray him and another deny him that very evening. Mark 14:12-42
This week Jesus both Compels and Confuses us with his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. It’s time for the king to arrive and take his throne, but Jesus’ entry changes everything.
When the Bible talks of our hearts, the writers are speaking of our inner most being; our thoughts, motivations, emotions. In The Gospel of Mark, chapter-7, Jesus declares all hearts unclean, and the source of our defilement not external, but internal. But Jesus doesn’t leave us there, he gives us a solution. If we want to get well, Jesus offers a new heart, and a clean start.
Full Sermon Audio
Our text this week begins with a ludicrous and inadequate supply, in the hands of a reluctant distribution team. Sound familiar? But Jesus says … Give the people what you have, and I’ll make it enough.
Message and Worship Audio from 3.11.17
Mark 4:35 – 5:1
Life is a choice between two unmanageable powers. The storm that is unmanageable and doesn’t love you. Or a God who is unmanageable, but knows each hair on your head and loves you.
When you truly seek to HEAR God’s Word and let it take root, it will transform your desires, your hopes, your dreams, your response to trials, the pursuits of your life, the way you raise your kids, the way you love your spouse. It will produce a bountiful harvest.
Sermon Full Audio
Due to some technical difficulties, we only recorded a portion of the audio from this message (2nd half), however, the full written manuscript follows, and as an added bonus, this week we’ve also included the audio for our time of worship together.
Partial Sermon Audio
This week we took a break from our study of the Gospel of Mark and simply spent time in worship through song.
Singing is such an emotional activity. We sing when we’re happy. We sing when we’re sad. Singing requires the use of our physical equipment. Posture. Breathing. Listening. Making sound. Energy. Our voices can rise in a triumphant SHOUT, cry out in anguish or tremble in anticipation. Singing is that rare activity that has the unique ability to involve our entire person as we come together and that the center of ALL things is a glorious and gracious King, and that we are not that king.
We hope you enjoy (and sing along and worship along with) this full audio recording of a very special night at Refuge.Church.