Is Jesus broken?
Well, I think most of us know the answer to that question. Last Sunday we begun our Summer Series in the Gospel of Mark, called Repairing Jesus. It's not Jesus that's broken, it's the way in which Christians tend to view Him that's been broken. And we want to fix that!
The Gospel of Mark is not about you.
The Gospel of Mark is not a self help or self improvement tool.
The Gospel of Mark is (as it says in it's own opening words!) about Jesus.
For many of us, if we're not careful, the way in which we approach the Bible leads us to form God in the image of ourselves. And the Bible reveals a different and much more compelling view of Jesus than that!
Wouldn't it be wonderful to know and love Jesus in a greater way?
I hope you'll join me in reading the Gospel of Mark this Summer. And, as I said on Sunday, let's exchange our mirrors for telescopes and microscopes! Let's not read through Mark with hopes of seeing ourselves. Let's read Mark with hopes of seeing both the grandeur of Jesus and His magnificence in the little details along the way.
So, as we approach Sunday, don't you read chapters 1, 2 and 3. What do you notice about Jesus? What do you notice about the ways in which He calls people to follow Him?
What do you notice about the types of people Jesus calls?
What might all this tell us about Jesus?