- Created on Friday, 23 November 2012 16:36
We are in the middle of a series on the subject of hell-fire, God's wrath and next week God's justice. The subject of hell and God's wrath are related. For example, the 3rd angels message in Revelation 14 describes those who worship the beast as drinking "the wine of God's wrath" and that "they will be tormented in fire and sulfur." This is a terrifying passage but what is the meaning? Throughout the Bible, God's wrath is associated with God "giving up", "forsaking", "abandoning" or "handing over" his children to their own foolish choices. Why then were Jesus' dying words, "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" (Mark 15:34). Does the Cross give us insight into the meaning of God's wrath and how do we tie this together with hell-fire?
- Created on Thursday, 20 November 2008 11:53
The book of Mark is considered by some to be Peter's gospel and we discussed the life of Peter and particularly the way in which Jesus treated Peter. Why did Jesus ask Peter 3 times after his resurrection, "Do you love me more than these?" Then we discussed the emotions of Jesus which come out so strongly in the book of Mark. Jesus is frequently described as being "filled with pity" and at times Jesus appears to be angry. What does all of this tell us about God? Finally we considered Jesus' claim that he is "Lord of the Sabbath." What does that mean to us today?
- Created on Thursday, 01 May 2008 11:53
The book of Mark gives some of the most fascinating insights into the great love and emotions of Jesus. From many small details in this book, a wonderful picture emerges of God and of the kingdom he desires to create within each of us.