Just a Little Talk with Jesus?

Stan Mast

READ : Mark 4:1-20 When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. (v. 10 NIV) Sometimes we miss important lessons because they are so obvious. Like the lesson in our text for today. Jesus is talking and his disciples are listening. When he is done talking, they ask him a hard question. …

A Quiet Place

Stan Mast

READ : Mark 6:30-44 Then, because so many people were coming and going that [Jesus’ disciples] did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (v. 31 NIV) In this part of the story of Jesus and his disciples, we find a simple but …

Who Is My Mother and My Brothers?

Stan Mast

READ : Mark 3:31-35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother. (v. 35 NIV) There are lots of everyday ways to practice the presence of Jesus. Some people find it helpful to journal, noting their experiences, feelings, and thoughts, looking specifically for the presence of Jesus in their lives. Our youth group has a Facebook page …

Practicing the Presence of Jesus

Stan Mast

READ : Matthew 28:16-20 And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (v. 20 NIV) How can we be with Jesus when Jesus isn’t with us? He left. He’s gone. Oh yes, he said he would be with us always, but do we believe that? Really? If we truly believe his promise, then here’s …

Being with Jesus

Stan Mast

READ : Acts 4:1-13 He appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him. (Mark 3:14) The first practice for knowing Jesus is tucked innocently into the opening words about Jesus’ call of the Twelve: “He appointed twelve . . . so that they might be with him.” That was the main thing, the great …