Mary had just experienced and enjoyed the best day of her life. Jesus had come to town and raised her brother to life. Lazarus was living; he was testifying, and many were coming to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. What a day! What a Friend! Mary was overwhelmed with honorable affection for Jesus. … More Why This Waste?
Jesus is walking through the Temple, and he is not so impressed. In Mark 12, we see Jesus surrounded by religious people discounting his deity. About him are many ministers seeking to undermine and arrest him. They do not appreciate his teaching. Hypocrites are asking him question after questions about thinks like Roman taxation and marriage in … More Who Impresses Jesus?
A friend and I were engaged in a discussion this morning regarding the characteristics and qualities of church leaders. We came to the joint-conclusion that humility is one of the most important characteristics of any Gospel-centered minister, elder, or deacon. This might even be the first trait one should look for in searching out their … More Chest Beaters Wanted