Tag: Mark

Witness Well

First things First: The importance of forgiving before praying

“But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive you your sins too.”  (Mark 11:25)  This verse comes after Jesus tells His disciples all that faith and prayer can do – it can move a mountain into the sea, and if we …

Defining A Man’s Pursuit for Greatness

Jesus told the disciples, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.”  (Mark 10:43-44) When we consider great men throughout history, we tend to think of them as talented over-achievers who accomplished great things. Is being considered “great” a common desire among all …

Trying to make sense of the conflicting definitions of greatness

Jesus told the disciples, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.”  (Mark 10:43-44) When we consider great men throughout history, we tend to think of them as talented over-achievers who accomplished amazing things. Is being considered “great” a common desire among men? Are …

A prayer to receive an adventure from God

Only eleven disciples remained. Fearful, doubtful, perhaps still in awe over witnessing the resurrected Christ standing before them. Yet, with perhaps a knowing glint in his eyes, Jesus is going to challenge them far beyond their capabilities. He is going bring them on an amazing adventure. Will this be a task too great? Absolutely! But not when God goes with …