This is the Beginning – Mark 16:1-8

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from Mark 16:1-8. In the final week of our study through the Gospel of Mark we see why Jesus’ enduring of the cross was not just an end, but a grand beginning. By the power of the resurrection we encounter the beginnings of true hope and true faith knowing that the One who was victorious over …

This is the End – Mark 15:33-47

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches us through Mark 15:33-47. We all suffer through the brokenness of this world. Our brokenness manifests itself most clearly in the reality of death, a reality that even Jesus faced. This week we study the death of Jesus. In these verses we find the full extent of His sacrifice and recognize that this act was everything …

Triumphant Commitment – Mark 15:16-32

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from Mark 15:16-32. As we have studied Jesus’ final night we have seen the opposition’s relentless attacks. Even now, condemned to death, the resistance continues. And yet, never once does Jesus’ commitment wain. And because of His triumphant commitment we know that there is no fight in our lives that He has not already won.

Compromise, Consequence, and a Cross

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Pastor Ron Eckberg continues our final series in Mark with this week’s study of Mark 15:1-15. We live in a world where our leaders often choose what is expedient over what is right. Such compromise is nothing new nor is it limited to the political realm. Sunday we will examine how compromise leads to the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus …

Which Way, Peter? – Mark 14:66-72

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Pastor Ron Eckberg continues our series by teaching from Mark 14:66-72 in a message titled, “Which Way, Peter?” Jesus had predicted Peter’s denial. Peter had rejected the possibility of it. Now the moment of truth had arrived. Would the one Jesus called “The Rock” stand with his Lord or run from the threatening voices?

The King on Trial – Mark 14:53-65

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg walks us through Mark 14:53-64 where Jesus stands trial before the Jewish religious leaders. The opposition attacks the truth of Jesus’ identity by attacking the truth and deceiving the hearts of those involved. We see how these are the same attacks our enemy brings against us as we seek to live out the mission and purpose God …

Being Bold in the Battle – Mark 14:32-52

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from Mark 14:32-52. “The world has no room for cowards.” – Robert Louis Stevenson. No one wants to be a coward. We all, in the depth our souls, want to live heroically. But life is hard, friends betray us, and our desires let us down. How then can we stand valiantly in the face of such …

The Bitter Truth about Betrayal – Mark 14:27-31

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Pastor Ron Eckberg preaches from Mark 14:27-31. Most of us have known the sting of betrayal at some time or another in our life. Such an experience is never easy to navigate. We are certainly not alone. In Sunday’s passage we find Jesus predicting the betrayal of his closest friends, a thought they cannot begin to fathom.

Lighting the Gospel Fuse – Mark 14:12-26

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from Mark 14:12-26 in our current series “The End is the Beginning.” We all know that we have a mission that flows from our faith. We also know there are many roadblocks that keep us from that mission. But in this week’s passage, as Jesus prepares to fulfill His mission, we see three distinct hurdles and …

Two Responses to Jesus – Mark 14:1-11

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our series, “The End is the Beginning.” Over the course of the next several weeks we will see Jesus take on the culmination of His earthly ministry. But before that, we’ll find a scene that reveals the two responses we have to choose from when encountered by Jesus’ sacrifice and how each response changes every aspect …