Mark 9:38-10:12

Mark 9:38-10:12

Mark 9:50Vintage message from December 31, 2000. (The end of the message was cut off on the tape.)

There is not one of us that deserves the mercy that Jesus chooses to give. He loves to be merciful, but He simply asks us to come to Him in faith, believing that He wants to be merciful, that He can be merciful, and that He will be merciful…

Jesus’s desire for us is to be at peace, to love one another, to be able to interact with one another in a way that encourages and strengthens one another, not tears us down, not brings each other into our sin, not tries to justify our dismal existence on this planet by saying, “Because I’m living in sin, therefore everybody else should be living in sin because I don’t want to change…”

Receive the things of God. Allow His Word to be at work in you, allow His Spirit to move in you and change you, and then be at peace with each another. Be at peace, not divided…

One of the greatest things I think we can do for ourselves as we come into a new year is to search our hearts and find those areas of selfishness and leave them behind. Serve one another. He’s already laid it out for us… He told us how to live: to allow the Holy Spirit to come in and work in us,…to get rid of the infections that would cause us to sin and draw our brothers and sisters into sin…

Pastor Dave Elkins