• The Faith of a Gentile Woman

    Mark 7:27–30

    In today’s passage, the Syrophoenician woman is happy to get the “crumbs of the kingdom.” Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary Mark: “The good news is that in the overflow of mercy and grace that comes to us ...Read More

  • Jesus Visits Tyre and Sidon

    Mark 7:24–26

    That Jesus went into a region that would have been expected to be hostile to Him is instructive to us. We are not to avoid those persons who appear to be most unlikely to believe the gospel. Instead, we must ...Read More

  • Jesus Walks on Water

    Mark 6::47–52

    One commentator notes that merely being with Jesus is not enough to create faith in our hearts. This is clear from Jesus’ ministry, for Judas betrayed our Lord even after He had been with Him for years. The only hope ...Read More

  • The Prayer Life of Jesus

    Mark 6:45–46

    Jesus is more than a model of faithfulness to God, but He is certainly not less than that. Thus, we learn from Him that when we are faced with temptation and need sustenance in life and ministry, we must turn ...Read More

  • Sheep without a Shepherd

    Mark 6:30–34

    Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary Mark, “When Jesus set out to feed His sheep, He taught them.” As the Good Shepherd, Jesus fulfills His vocation by instructing us in divine truth. All those who would ...Read More

  • The Allure of Holiness

    Mark 6:14–16

    Even the most ardent skeptics are quick to admit that Jesus is a compelling figure. That is not enough for salvation, however, for people must also trust in Christ if they are to be saved. Moreover, they must do so ...Read More

  • Jesus Ceases a Storm

    Mark 4:35–40

    Part of the good news of the gospel is that it is not the strength of our faith that saves us but rather the Object of our faith. Our trust is often weak, and we sometimes fail to believe that ...Read More

  • The Parable of the Sower

    Mark 4:1—9

    Understanding that God must give people hearts to believe releases us from many burdens. All we have to do is preach the gospel faithfully; we do not have to reinvent the wheel and come up with new techniques to get ...Read More

  • The Resurrection and the Life

    John 11:1-44

    The response of the Pharisees and the chief priests to Jesus is a powerful reminder that intellectual knowledge is not enough for salvation. These leaders did not dispute the reality of Jesus’ signs. Instead, they knew the signs and what ...Read More

  • The Light of the World

    John 8:12-30

    Many people in our relativistic age claim that there are many lights that can illumine the path out of spiritual darkness. Eastern religions, in fact, often speak of people as receiving illumination from Buddha or another respected figure. But Jesus ...Read More