Why God? The Light We Need For The Darkness (Mark 4:21-25)

Tim Cain, October 7, 2017
Part of the Mark series, preached at a Saturday Evening service

Why? This week as our nation tries to come to grips with the senseless act of violence that took place in Las Vegas the question everyone seems to be asking is why? Why did he do it? Why did God allow it? Why? As we behold the darkness we find ourselves longing for a little light. Longing for answers, longing for an explanation, longing for hope, longing for it all to stop. Of course this week isn’t the first time we have ever asked why. All of us have things in our lives that we don’t understand, things that we wish were different, things that we want to be explained. Tonight in Mark 4:21-25 Jesus comes to offer us light in the darkness. He comes to give us hope for our unanswered questions. In tonight’s message, we are going to talk about the light that Jesus brings and the hope that we can find in it. We will also talk about the challenges that come with the light and how God is calling us to respond to those challenges.

Tags: community, darkness, elcajon, Gospel, Grace, help, kaleochurchec, Mark, Mission, question, why

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Mark 4:21-25

21 And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? 22 For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light. 23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. 25 For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” (ESV)