The first recorded words of Jesus in the Gospel of John is towards two men that are following Him. He turns and asks them a powerful clarifying question: What are you seeking? What kind of Savior are you looking for? One that you want or the One that we need?
Sometimes we forget that God cares more about our relationship with Him more than we do. We can start relating to God out of habit and lose our closeness with Him. So He sent Malachi the prophet to the nation of Israel and us today with the same message.
God allows Joseph to endure betrayal, hardships and rejection, but he becomes the savior of the known world. Sound familiar? No matter what Joseph goes through Scripture tells us that God was with him.
Mark 6:53-56 pointedly tells us that Jesus is our healer... and this message reveals that He not only can physically heal us, but Jesus heals our emotions, relationships, our spirit, our attitude and our thinking.
People think they know who Jesus is and people think they know what the Gospel is... but maybe people have become so familiar with both that they really can't see either. In Mark 6:1-6 Jesus is rejected because His hometown thinks they know Him... but they don't.... and the same thing is still happening today.…
We can put our trust in Jesus; He will never disappoint. In Mark 5:21-43 Jesus heals (raises) two polar opposites (a somebody and a nobody) and then heals one indirectly and one directly. We all fit somewhere in-between these extremes which gives us hope.