“The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.“ (Mark 1:1, NIV) That’s how Mark begins his Gospel.  No genealogy, no manger, no shepherds or wise men.  Where Matthew and Luke build up to that conclusion – that Jesus is the Son of God – Mark puts it out there in the […]

Being the Church of Second Chances

“From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.“ (Acts 13:13, NIV) Like any good historian, Luke gives us the facts.  John left Paul and Barnabas’ team to return to Jerusalem.  But Luke’s also a great story-teller…and this is a great story!  John was mentioned […]