Gospel of Mark Series | Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 8: 1--10.
Many people think that in order to come to Jesus they must be good enough to receive His blessings. But Jesus simply says: "Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!"
The Gospel of Mark Series | Mark 7: 31--37 | Pastor Joey Zorina
The famous classical composer Beethoven began to suffer from hearing loss around 1801. At one point he had to be turned around to see the applause of the audience, because he could not hear the applause. For years he had lived for the applause of people, which only comes after the performance. So by 1802, Beethoven became very depressed and wanted to commit suicide. In the Gospel, however, we hear the Father's applause before the performance--because of Jesus.
"In the society around you, people find their identity and self-worth in what they do, or will do, or how they feel. They say: “I am what I do. I am what I accomplish. I am what I feel.” But Paul says, “By the grace of God I am what I am.” The Gospel says: “You are who you are based on what Christ has done for you.” A changed life is a miracle performed by Christ through the power of His resurrection."
The Gospel of Mark Series | Pastor Joey Zorina | Mark 6:45-56 |
The point of the multiplication of the bread and walking on water was that: Jesus is greater than Moses who came to be The Bread of Life in the wilderness, in the sea of Galilee, and ultimately on the cross.