Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Duration:38 mins 27 secs
For Christians all over the world, “Holy Week” often includes the remembrance celebrations called Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday/Resurrection Day. Join Pastor Jim as he reviews the basic meaning of each and explores the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. What was God up to in allowing Jesus to die? Why has the death of Jesus had such a lasting impact upon millions of believers? What might it mean for you today?
Sun, Dec 30, 2018
Duration:41 mins 25 secs
Spiritual stagnation over time can happen to any individual and to any church. As TVC gets ready to move into its 18th year together as a church community, Pastor Jim draws from the teachings of Jesus found in Mark 10 to spell out what it looks like for us to follow Christ more closely, as a loving, serving and worshiping community.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013
Duration:45 mins 8 secs
Did Jesus Christ really rise from the dead? What is the evidence for the resurrection and what difference does it make for us? Join Pastor Jim for an inspiring study of Mark 16 and the great victory Christ has won on our behalf!
Sun, Nov 17, 2013
In Part 2 of Pastor Jim's teaching on the Passion of Jesus Christ we study the trials, suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Why did Jesus Christ have to die when He did and the way He did? Is Jesus just another tragic martyr figure or was there something else going on with His death on the cross? What does the cross of Christ teach us about the God of the Bible?
Sun, Nov 10, 2013
Duration:42 mins 25 secs
Is it I? This was the question asked by the disciples, one by one, after Jesus predicted that one of them would betray Him. Join Pastor Jim for this two part study of the Passion of Christ, a review of what Jesus went through, why He went through it and what it means for us today.
Sun, Nov 03, 2013
Duration:43 mins 2 secs
When Jesus talked about the future and the End Times with His disciples and not surprisingly, they had as many questions as some of us do. Precisely what did Jesus say would happen and when? What was His motive for talking about such things? What can we know with any certainty about the End Times? Join Pastor Jim for this insightful study of Mark 13!
Sun, Oct 27, 2013
In the week before His crucifixion Jesus was confronted several times by the religious establishment who sought to discredit Him. They raised questions about everything from paying taxes, to the afterlife, to what the most important commandment is. How did Jesus respond to their questions? What did He tell them was truly lacking in their religious life? What can we learn as it relates to our life with God today? Join Pastor Jim as he digs in to Mark 12:13-44.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Duration:43 mins 17 secs
The characteristic that amazed and astonished the people who met Jesus was His authority, both as a teacher and a miracle worker. Of course, this is also the thing that caused tension with His opponents. One day the religious leaders confronted Jesus to question Him about the source of His authority. Jesus answered their question with a question and once again, put them on the defensive. Join Pastor Jim for another look at who Jesus is and how we should respond to Him from the Gospel According to Mark.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Duration:40 mins 2 secs
In the week before His crucifixion, when Jesus cursed a fig tree and it withered, was Jesus just caught up in a bad mood or was there another reason? When Jesus cleared the Jewish Temple, overturning tables and running out those who were selling doves, what point was He trying to make? Join Pastor Jim as he brings light to a rather unusual passage from Mark's gospel.
Sun, Oct 06, 2013
Duration:38 mins 56 secs
When Jesus entered Jerusalem just one week before His crucifixion, why was there so much fanfare about His approach to the Holy City? What was going through the mind of the crowds on that first Palm Sunday? How did the actions of Jesus relate to Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah? What difference does the approach of Jesus, His death and resurrection make in our lives today?
Sun, Sep 22, 2013
Duration:45 mins 24 secs
Jesus and His disciples passed through the ancient town of Jericho on their way to Jerusalem. Sitting by the side of the road was a blind man named Bartimaeus who cried out for Jesus' help. However, many in the crowd tried to shut the blind man up. What is it about religious people that we sometimes make it harder for others to come to Christ? What was it about Bartimaeus that drew him to Jesus with such passion? How did Jesus respond to both the crowd and the blind man? Lessons abound in this study of Mark 10:32-52!
Sun, Sep 15, 2013
Duration:33 mins 38 secs
The story of the rich young ruler is about the well known encounter between Jesus and a man who asked Jesus about what he had to do to inherit eternal life. How did Jesus respond to this man? What did Jesus have to say about this man's wealth and religious practice? Is there any assurance for us when it comes to salvation in Christ? Join Pastor Jim as he amplifies the truths of this passage and highlights the grace of God at work in the lives of His people.
Sun, Sep 08, 2013
Duration:36 mins 36 secs
In Mark 10 Jesus is asked a tough question about divorce by the religious leaders of the day. What was their motive in asking Jesus about divorce? How did Jesus respond and what did Jesus teach them about the origin and nature of marriage? Join Pastor Jim as he teaches from Mark 10:1-16.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013
Duration:44 mins 41 secs
This passage in Mark's Gospel opens with Jesus talking with His disciples, predicting His own betrayal, death, and resurrection. It's the second of three times Jesus does this in Mark; reminding us that the cross of Christ was God's idea, God's plan. The disciples remain dull in their understanding of this and then drift into an argument about which of them is the greatest disciple. Jesus responds by teaching them about what it means to be an authentic disciple of His. Join Pastor Jim for this illuminating study from Mark's Gospel.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013
Duration:42 mins 1 sec
A desperate father approached Jesus and said, "Lord I believe. Help my unbelief!" How did Jesus respond to him and what lessons can we learn from that man's story? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks what happens when we come honest, helpless and needy to the God of all grace.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013
Duration:41 mins 38 secs
The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is one of the most amazing miracles in the Gospel records in that, like the Incarnation and the Resurrection, this miracle happens to Jesus Himself. What is the significance of the Transfiguration? What does it teach us about Jesus? What was the significance of the presence of Moses and Elijah? Join Pastor Jim for this inspiring study of Mark 9:1-13!
Sun, Aug 04, 2013
Duration:38 mins 1 sec
How can we move from lifeless religion to vibrant discipleship? What does authentic discipleship really look like? Join Pastor Jim for this practical study from Mark 8:31-38 where Jesus reveals the truth about what it means to become one of His followers.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013
Duration:43 mins 33 secs
Mark 8:27-30 represents a turning point in the Gospel according to Mark. The disciples finally begin to understand the answer to the question: Who is Jesus Christ? Why does the Bible teach that this remains the central question of importance to us today? In a world overflowing with significant religious leaders and ideas, what's so special about Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Jim for this look at the uniqueness of the historical person, Jesus of Nazareth.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013
Duration:49 mins 14 secs
In one of the many miracles Jesus performed, He fed 4,000 hungry people with just seven loaves of bread and a few fish. Later, Jesus was confronted by some religious leaders who demand he perform yet another sign. Meanwhile, the disciples of Jesus weren't displaying any understanding of who Jesus was. How did Jesus respond to this lack of faith? Join Pastor Jim as he highlights the timeless truths of God's grace from Mark 8!
Sun, Jul 14, 2013
Duration:35 mins 24 secs
Just what is the Christian Gospel and precisely who is it intended for? If Jesus was Jewish, why did He travel into Gentile territory and what point was He trying to make in doing so? Join Pastor Jim as he takes a look at two miracles of Jesus, performed outside Israel, for two non-Jewish people.
Sun, Jul 07, 2013
Duration:35 mins 17 secs
Have you ever felt like the rituals and routines of religion have left you with a spiritual life that feels lifeless, empty and void? Why did Jesus keep pressing the discussion back to the affections of our heart towards God? Join Pastor Jim for this insightful study from the thoughts of Jesus on the subject of tradition vs traditionalism.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013
Duration:43 mins 16 secs
Where is God when we go through the difficult storms of life? Can a person ever be out of God's sight or reach? Could Jesus Christ really walk on water or was that some kind of illusion or trick? Join Pastor Jim for this encouraging study of Mark 6:45-56 and learn about the amazing grace of God offered to you through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013
Duration:46 mins 18 secs
Jesus sends all His followers out into the world to preach the Gospel in words and deeds. The call is not to success but to faithfulness. You have to keep in mind that you can never be too little for Christ to use you in His kingdom, only too big!
Sun, Jun 16, 2013
Duration:39 mins 23 secs
"Familiarity breeds contempt" is a very old and familiar phrase. But familiarity can breed a lot of other things too. What happens when we begin to take the grace of God or worse, Jesus Christ Himself for granted? Join Pastor Jim for this study from Mark 6:1-6 which tells the story of the day Jesus Christ went back to His own hometown and how the people of Nazareth responded to Him.
Sun, Jun 09, 2013
Duration:46 mins 56 secs
We've all heard it said that desperate times call for desperate measures. Where is God when things are going desperately wrong? What is the disposition of God's heart when we are going through difficult times? Join Pastor Jim as he studies the similarly desperate hearts of two very dissimilar people, who both end up reaching out to Jesus for the help they need.