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Why does the church so often seem apathetic or powerless in the face of evil? Perhaps we have forgotten the power of the gospel message. Peter reminds us of Christ's victory!
Will the real Jesus please stand up? Right off the bat Mark confronts us with this person, Jesus, who is both the "Christ," the anointed royal King, and the Son of God himself. This is no Jesus made in our own image. This is Jesus as he really was and is; and his arrival forces everyone to choose sides.
Ronnie asks a Key question: What is God's mission for me during this season of my life? And has a Key thought: To fulfill your mission, you must run and fight to win. However, we must do this with focus, hard work, endurance and the hope of Christ.
Our God is the King of Kings. Know your place in His Kingdom.
David's frantic pace in his flight from Saul reminds us that God often prepares His servants by putting the cross before the crown.
Trials, difficult and pain can lead us into one of two directions: 1) Increased dependence, joy and trust in God or 2) Hardened heart that blames God and thus distances oneself from Him. How do discern which direction we are moving with the trials we are facing? The difference is - as James says - one of life and death.
We need to fix our thoughts on Jesus, not our temporary struggles.
The church in Smyrna was made up of poor people who had endured many hardships. Jesus, the First and the Last, who defeated death, knows their tribulation, poverty, and the slander from the Jews that they have endured. Jesus tells them that he hears them, and yet they continue suffering. Not only does he call the church to not be afraid, he calls them to be faithful by treasuring him above all else, even to the point of death. He promises that the sufferings we experience right now, no matter how heavy they are, will one day seem light and momentary compared to the glory that he holds in store for his people. He suffered to end our suffering. He suffered so that no matter how much we have suffered at death, it is over. We will have an eternity with him.