Posts by Pastor Mark

He who supplies the power gets the glory

2 Peter 1:3–5 “3His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the…

We need to be real!

Proverbs 4:23–24 23Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. 24Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. While hunting in northern Colorado a few years ago, our pursuit of elk that day took us up above timberline. The hike was demanding, and our…

The Fruit of Spirit-empowered Patience is Sweet

Galatians 5:22–23 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Men and women have a variety of ways for their hearts, controlled by the flesh, to manifest themselves. These include “sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits…

Don’t be a fool – follow Jesus!

Luke 12:15–21 15And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I…

What kind of judge are you?

Matthew 7:1–6 1“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?…

Praise God for Fathers Following Jesus

Praise God for Fathers Following Jesus Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Father’s Day, celebrated by dads who are followers of Jesus, faithful churchmen, filled with the Holy Spirit and characterized by lives focused on Scripture, bears testimony to…

The Weight of Scripture in Life

Romans 15:4–6 4For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6that together you may with…