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What Were You Expecting? Studying Mark 16

APhoto by Claudia Wolff on UnsplashWhat was I expecting from my first summer job? I’d heard death changes everything. But I saw it firsthand that summer.I had taken a job as a nurse's aide to make money for college. As I made my way…
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Passionate Love: Applying Mark 15

Photo by Zac Durant on Unsplash Why is it good to remember the passionate love of Christ for us? Is it so we will feel bad for putting him through such pain? Or is it some kind of ploy for using guilt as a tool to manipulate our…
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The Hidden Advantage: Are You a Lizard or a Frog?

Photo by Pierre Bamin on Unsplash  What is the advantage of a hidden life? Why should I resist the siren call of self-promotion for the sake of consciously keeping quiet, small, hidden?In these days of the selfie and multiplied…
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The Powerless One? Studying Mark 15

Photo by Damir Spanic on Unsplash We're continuing our study of the Gospel of Mark today, a study that is following the preaching schedule at Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church. Mark 15 places Jesus in the eye of the storm. He…