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First Christian Reformed Church || Lynden

Courage Before the Council: I Am (Morning)

For our guests allow me a brief explanation. We are preaching through Mark’s gospel and we have come to the last couple of days of Jesus’ life which will conclude with the resurrection on Easter morning. The fruit of this is considering again who Jesus is and all that He suffered and did for us and for our salvation. Because of Jesus’ work we can have the hope of being a work in progress. Jesus overcame evil with good so that we also in His strength can overcome evil with good. Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. We encounter another one of Mark’s sandwiches, inserting one story between another one. We have a contrast here of the story of Peter’s unfaithfulness surrounding the story of Jesus’ faithfulness. We will save our business with Peter for next week and focus on the trial of Jesus before the Council of the Jews.