It's common to hear Christians talk about their "personal relationship" with Jesus, but the biblical reality is that such a thing doesn't exist. There's nothing "personal" about following Jesus, if by "personal" we mean private or individualized. To follow Jesus is, by definition, to enter a family of faith whose members grow in relationship with him together.
What is this family like? How does it function? What does it mean to be a part of it? In this series we're tackling some of those important questions as we strive to be a more faithful family and develop the deep community Jesus envisions for us. By looking at some of the key interactions between Jesus and his disciples in the Gospel of Mark, we'll have the opportunity to see how we should understand the new family we're being called into.
But we can't just sit around and talk about these things. Being a part of the family means living in a new way, so we're not just learning by listening in this series. We're also learning by practicing. Think of it like a workshop. It's a hands-on adventure in embracing one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
We'd love to have you join us! The series kicks off Sunday, March 3.
The Family Is Formed for Mission (Mark 1:16-20)
The Family Welcomes Outcasts (Mark 2:13-17)
The Family Redefines Relationships (Mark 3:31-35)
The Family Is Sent (Mark 6:7-13)
The Family Breaks the Rules (Mark 7:1-9)
The Family Flourishes in Humility (Mark 9:33-37)
The Family Is Willing but Weak (Mark 14:32-42)
The Family Tells a Subversive Story (Mark 16:1-8)