Jesus praying was not unusual. This time, however we are given a detailed account of one night of prayer. Why do we need to know both the content of Jesus’ prayer, and the earnestness with which he prayed? So we can understand that everything that happens from this point on is the answer to prayer. …

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Proclamation is intrinsic to Christian life. When the disciples thought the conversation was over, the women visit a tomb and are spoken to – and then directed to go tell. It simply defies imagination to conceive of the messenger at the tomb instructing the women to communicate to the others “He is risen!” and if …

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Will Willimon makes big statements, and has the capacity with words to back those statements up. Introducing his book Leading With The Sermon, Willimon expands on his provocative opening statement. Preaching is the most important task of an ordained leader. Preaching is at the centre of pastoral work not only because in preaching a pastor …

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Thanks to everyone who is providing feedback to support us in making these videos as helpful as possible. When Mark’s Gospel was written Jesus’ institution of the Lord’s Supper was part of the church’s life. In customary fashion Mark provides a concise account, and rather than adorning what was already being done with lots of …

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