For this meetup, we'll dive into Mark 9 and see some exciting things. For starters, Jesus is on the way to Jerusalem and heading towards a final "showdown" there in which he'll be crucified. His disciples are starting to understand, but as we've seen throughout Mark, they tend to be very very slow (kind of reminds me of me!).
We'll see Jesus undergo a transfiguration, heal a demonized boy, encourage us to have the faith of a child (in him), and he even finishes the chapter talking about eternal consequences which are very real for those who reject him.
So, it's a chapter in which he 'pulls no punches' but again is patient and loving with all who make the effort to talk with him and seek his help. And that's the confidence we can have in him as we do the same.
Have a great week--see you all next Wednesday!