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The Strongman

Today we start a new series looking at the Parables of Jesus. The first parable Brad takes us through is The Strongman – Mark Ch 3:1-35.

Mark 7: 24-37 – The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith

Pete Lindeman from Grace Village Church visits us today, and speaks on Mark 7:24-37 The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith.

1st Timothy: Designed for Family

We start into chapter 5 of 1st Timothy, and look at God’s design and purpose for family in our lives.

How do our preconceived ideas of what the “ideal family” looks like compare to God’s design for family?

We look at two certainties: that family life will include difficulties, and that family life will require discernment. What do those things look like when lived out in the Gospel, and how does God use family to sanctify us?

Passages referenced: 1 Timothy 5:1-16; Mark 3:20; Psalm 32

Where Is God When: He Doesn’t Answer

Our friend Pete from Grace Valley Church join us, and takes us through Mark 1:1-8, and looks at where God is, even when He is silent when we call out to Him. Often, when we call out to God, we are really asking God to reveal Himself on our terms – we are looking for good news on a superficial level, not actually wanting to encounter God. In looking at where God is in times of silence, we also need to look in the mirror and examine where our own hearts are. To better check our hearts, Pete takes us through 3 points from the preaching and life of John the Baptist we can apply.

For additional reading, look at Psalm 88.