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Pastor Mark Jeske

Pastor Mark Jeske

Pastor Mark Jeske brought the good news of Jesus Christ to viewers of Time of Grace for 18 years. He is currently the senior pastor at St. Marcus Church, a thriving multicultural congregation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mark is the author of several books and dozens of devotional booklets on various topics. He and his wife, Carol, have four adult children.

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Life’s Challenges

Overcoming personal baggage

Some children show up for school each day with some pretty heavy life baggage: depression, sexual abuse, parental conflict, poverty, inadequate sleep and nutrition,…

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Do something!

Psychologists, substance abuse counselors, and social workers have a last-ditch strategy when helping someone out of destructive behaviors seems to have hit a brick…

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This is only a test

The Israelites and their great leader Joshua had conquered the central portion of the land of Canaan. But they didn’t finish the job. The…

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What do you mean “repentance”?

Contrary to what a lot of people think, it is not their sins that threaten to put them in hell forever. It is their…

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Diversify

These are great days for the concept of diversity. Universities offer diversity studies. Consulting firms provide facilitators who provide diversity training for executives and…

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Magnificat: Not too big to fail

During the 2008 economic meltdown, Americans were treated to the spectacle of the government’s decision that certain financial firms were “too big to fail,”…

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Saving money God’s way

As recently as the mid-1980s, Americans were saving money at a 10 percent rate. That is, for every $100 they grossed, they would save…

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Leaders exhibit courage

Good leaders assess risks. And not just the risks to their organizations’ reputation and financial health, but the personal risks that come with being…

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Really, Jesus? Carry my cross?

Wouldn’t you like to think that becoming a Christian and living the Christian life will make your life better? Doesn’t Scripture promise that God…

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Revelation benediction #2: Blessed dead

In the circles in which I move, nobody much envies dead people. “Poor Benny,” they say. “He was sick for so long.” “Poor Louise….

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Too much? Too little?

Everybody would like to strike it rich. From the gold fevers of the mid-1800s to today’s sophisticated investors like arbitrageurs of Wall Street, from…

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Look in the windshield, not the rearview

Is a sharp memory good? Depends. It’s good when you remember names, birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, and promises. It’s bad when you remember past slights,…