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Monday, July 21, 2014
Bookends of Faith

We are starting a series of studies on the Book of Mark and we encourage each of our online students and other readers to grab a Bible or online resource, notebook and pen and let's find the treasure that God has for each of us.  Please comment as you are led and let us encourage each other in our daily walk with Jesus.

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The Beginning of Jesus' Earthly Ministry

Let's read Mark 1:14-15 with our online community:

"Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand.  Repent, and believe in the Gospel'."

I am intrigued that Jesus begins His earthly ministry with "Repent and believe the Good News!" because some three years later, He finishes His earthly ministry with the same message. 

The End of Jesus' Earthly Ministry

Mark 16:15-16a reads, "And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.  He who believes and is baptized will be saved." 

This reminds me of John 3:16

John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Applications

  1. Online Community, this is a great opportunity to review what is happening in your life.  Have you placed your faith in the sufficient work of Jesus?
  2. Believers, as we usher in a new semester at Liberty University, may we mimic Christ's message of faith. 

Know that we are praying for you.  Please comment below and share with your friends using the social media buttons above.

Ted Whitney


 
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