Has Jesus Gone Mad? Mark 3:20-35 The crowds were growing large and uncontrollable. People were talking. Has Jesus gone mad? His family is in a frenzy because of the stories they’ve heard. He’s been feasting like a glutton (Mark 2:18). His friends are lowlifes and thieves; one of them will certainly betray him (Mark 2:15, […]
This eleventh day of a new year is good time to think about beginnings. There is plenty of chaos that surrounds us, threatens us, and frightens us. Yet, we find hope and power in the promises of creation and baptism.
The Sea Island Presbyterian Church is . . . called to . . .shape disciples equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
In Christ, you are liberated from “I can’t” with the promise that God will equip you and empower you for the work that is before you. In Christ, you are set free from “you shouldn’t” with the promise that grace not only abounds but it also expands like a mustard seed into a tree or yeast into a loaf of bread. Where grace is at work, the kingdom of God grows strong.
Proverbs 3:5 commends these words to the people of God, “Trust in God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” but can God really be trusted?
When Jesus is intimately near to us and when we walk the Jesus Way, we find that the peace and serenity given by the Holy Spirit never depart from us, despite the risks and challenges of discipleship.