We are gifted and equipped to serve in the body of Christ. Today, Pastor Jerry finished up a short series on the importance of serving and using the gifts we have to invest in God's kingdom.
Surrender, Suffering & Sacrifice. These are the characteristics that mark a life following hard after Jesus. Todd examins this and more in our study of God’s word from Mark 8:34.
Ephesians 4:11-12 makes it clear that we have all been given gifts from God, but we're not always clear those gifts are given to serve God and others. Jack Doney, our Director of Worship, talks about the significance of this passage in three key parts: 1) equipping us inwardly to prepare and train 2) working outwardly for the good of ministry and 3) building upwardly, investing in God's Kingdom and others.
Jesus often delays but He is never late! Mary was upset that Jesus had delayed coming to Lazarus and he died. Jesus used this to demonstrate who He is through raising Lazarus from the dead but it was also an important lesson for Mary and for us, trust Jesus' timing!
Jesus continues with his encounter with the Pharisees as we come to the end of Chapter 10.