The Great Commandment (Mark #42)

 

The most important commandment in all of scripture is also one of the most famous verses in all of scripture. It’s soo famous, in fact, that churches have built their entire mission around this verse. A Scribe asks Jesus what the most important Commandment is. Jesus answers him with “God is one. Love the Lord your God” and “Love your neighbors as yourself.”

In today’s sermon, Pastor Erin distills the wisdom behind the scribe asking Jesus the question and behind Jesus’s answer to that scribe. Listen and learn how you can love God with “all of your heart” in both the good moments and the tough moments.

 

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The Fig Tree and The Temple (Mark #38)

Chapter 11 of the book of Mark tells two stories that intertwine to form one larger picture. In the first story, Jesus curses a fig tree for not providing fruit. In the second story, Jesus walks into the temple and flips over the tables of money changers in an effort to cleanse the temple.

How does the story of Jesus’ interaction with the fig tree compare to the story of Jesus in the temple? In this sermon, Pastor Erin Bird breaks down both stories and shows how they intersect.

Loving The Unlovable People (Mark #37)

Jesus, once again, shows his power when healing the blind man, Bartimaeus. More importantly, he shows us how to love those that we might consider unlovable. Even more than that, Bartimaeus gives up one of his only possessions to seek healing from Jesus.

What person/people are in your life that you could go out of your way to show more of Christ’s love to? What things are in your way between a closer relationship with our Lord? Pastor Erin breaks down this passage in Mark 10:46-52 to help us better see how to show Christ’s love to others.

True Love (1 John #6)

Our American culture LOVES to talk about love. But do we truly understand what true love is and what we are supposed to do with it?

In this sixth message in the 1 John series, Pastor Erin Bird walks us through one of the most famous passages from the book of 1 John, and helps us see not only God’s intense love for us, but what He wants us to do with that love.

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