January 5: “Who Do You Say That I Am?”: Mark 8:31-9:1: When Peter confesses Jesus to be the Messiah, the Christ, Peter gets Jesus right. But then he immediately gets him wrong, when he will not hear of Jesus having to suffer. What is Mark’s Gospel teaching us here about Jesus? 173 Praise Him! Praise Him! 252 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross 610 “Take Up Your Cross,” the Savior Said
January 12: “The Transfiguration”: Mark 9:2-13: Jesus reveals himself, in all his glory, to three of his disciples in an event we know at the Transfiguration. But what does this event mean? 100 Holy, Holy, Holy 301 Join All the Glorious Names 170 Fairest Lord Jesus
January 19: “Help My Unbelief”: Mark 9:14-29; Psalter Reading: Psalm 125: What kind of faith does Jesus demand of his followers? What is the relationship between faith and doubt? Is there any room for doubt in the Christian? 14 New Songs of Celebration Render 598 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah 32 Great Is Thy Faithfulness
January 26: The Rev. Percy Muleba, from Zambia, will preach in both of our worship services.