Current Sunday Study

Our Current Study – the Gospel of Mark
 
We sing the song, “Nothing but the Blood”. Its lyrics go:
 

What can wash away my sin?

Nothing but the blood of Jesus,

What can make me whole again? 

Nothing but the blood of Jesus,

Oh precious is the flow,

That makes me white as snow,

No other fount I know,

Nothing but the blood of Jesus”. 

 

Now, imagine if He hadn’t come to be the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world?  That song would still be true, it just would not be available.   And imagine the hopelessness in our lives.  What can wash away my sin (my sin that is wretched before the Holy God, separates me from the Holy God, and condemns me to hell), nothing but the blood of Jesus, the Son of God. 

Imagine that knowledge, that there was a cure, but it was not given, not provided, and we could know there was a cure, but we could not touch, apply, or be cleansed by the cure.  Oh how hopeless life would be to know and continue to live, but not to have.  But oh what a life……. to know, and to have, because ……… verse 1 of the Gospel of Mark, The beginning of the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 

 Mark 1:1 (NKJV)1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

For 400 years the Nation of Israel sat in silence.  God had not sent them a prophet to speak to them since Malachi, and for 400 years, the people sat in silence.  Then with a thunder, a man comes on the scene, John the Baptist and cries out to the people, prepare ye the way of the Lord……. The King is Coming!  And the King is none other than God’s Son, and God Himself. 

Mark 1:2–3 (NKJV)2 As it is written in the Prophets: “Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, Who will prepare Your way before You.” 3 “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; Make His paths straight.’ ”

Come join us each Sunday as we go chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse, through this exciting fast-paced book, the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!