Jesus has power over Satan's kingdom; Christ reveals His grace by delivering people from demonic influence to serve the living God.
The focus of Scripture is the redemption of all of life in the person of Jesus. The miracles related in the gospels are designed to advance the redemptive story.
Though we encounter death, we do not need to fear when Jesus is with us. Resurrection is part of the mystery of the kingdom of God which Jesus is revealing.
The righteous represent God's justice to a culture in rebellion; thus they are feared and must be eradicated.
Jesus says it is a higher priority to honour your father and mother with your money than it is to will your estate to the church.
When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Like the Pharisees Peter saw the issue of Christ's identity in man-centred terms. To follow Jesus means to deny our own interests and to prioritize His interests.
The transfiguration unveiled the nature of Christ's kingdom glory. In an age of unbelief we must act on our faith in the victory of Christ over all things.
In the Church's mission to the world, health, welfare, and education are priorities. Through Christ's power is real service and healing.
Marriage is rooted in God's creation norms; in a world tainted by sin Jesus calls us to be faithful in marriage, persevering through challenges.
Wealth makes a claim on your life; if your whole identity is tied to your wealth, you cannot give it up to become a disciple of Jesus.
Jesus faced suffering resolutely because He found strength in drawing close to God. Jesus had been in God's presence in prayer. He knew Scriptures had to be fulfilled. It was His delight to do the Father's will.
The temple simultaneously represents our own hearts, the church of Christ, and the whole earth. Jesus will cleanse and restore everything.