By the cutting down of branches, the people portray Christ as riding high above them, even above the trees.
For Plato, for Timaeus, the highest good was philosophy, and it was sight that allowed man to achieve that highest good. And so it is a remarkable coincidence, that the only person Mark ever names, who is healed by Jesus, is a blind man, named “son of Timaeus.”
The Christian life is God taking us from one degree of glory to another. But in between each glory, we have to die to what He has already given.
The Lord Jesus did the impossible. And like a camel, that beast of burden, Jesus carried the immeasurable weight of the world’s sins to the cross and paid for them.
God is always hugging his creation, and faith is us freely choosing to hug him back.
There are two questions I want to answer in this sermon: 1) What is a Christian to do when their spouse divorces them? 2) Under what conditions is a Christian allowed to remarry?
According to the 2020 US Census, 23% of children in the United States live in a single-parent household.
Everyone is going to be salted with fire, that is, everyone must pass through the judgment of God, who is a consuming fire.
Fasting is a voluntary death. It is the choice to forego something good and lawful, in order to gain something greater and more glorious.
The transfiguration of Jesus is a foretaste of the glory that is to be revealed in us.