The ending of the Gospel of Mark reminds us that Jesus is Lord even when we’re afraid and don’t know what’s going on.
The difference between sympathy and empathy is moving toward “sharing in the fellowship of Jesus’ sufferings.”
It is Jesus, not faith, that works miracles. We must move our faith away from having faith and put it back in Jesus himself.
There comes a moment when we must cease to look at Jesus and begin to behold him.
In the cross we see the true glory of God. It is found in humility, vulnerability, yea, even its weakness.
Our knowledge about Jesus must move to the level of knowing Jesus.
Jesus sets us up for a masterful confrontation when he asks us, "Who do you say that I am?"
What the world needs to see is a faith that can love them in the midst of their doubt, even if they never believe.
Jesus wants us to look into the face of what looks like oppressive scarcity and by faith say, “That is enough.”
Jesus is the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. To encounter Jesus is to encounter the Kingdom.