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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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Bible 101

Washed clean

What a break! The brilliant, raging young Pharisee named Saul had been on a tear, using his organization’s influence, connections, and money to pursue…

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Bad apples: Solomon

Born to comfort and privilege, Solomon led what we might consider a charmed life. His warlike father, King David, had conquered all of the…

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Bad apples: Abraham

Okay, Okay—how on earth does the great patriarch Abraham make a “bad apples” list? He was chosen by God to found a nation of…

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Bad apples: Judah and Tamar

Judah, Abraham’s great-grandson, was a prince in the growing Israelite community. Fourth son of the patriarch Jacob, he had wealth and standing. But his…

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Bad apples: King Manasseh

King Manasseh was one of the baddest apples ever to disgrace the Israelite barrel. He practiced things like sorcery, divination, witchcraft, consulted mediums, and…

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Bad apples: Rahab

You have probably heard the old saying about the risk of having even one bad apple in the apple barrel—just one rotten apple can…

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Church rules

I have counseled many, many troubled people over the years, but never once has anybody ever admitted being a Pharisee. Although the Pharisees as…

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Divine urgency

I see it clearly now. In my youth I had the mind-set that unlimited time stretched before me. If I wanted to learn to…

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No excuses

Children don’t have to be coached to know how to attempt to weasel out of responsibility for their misdeeds. They figure out denial (“Not…

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By faith, not by sight

We all have to navigate our way through life, trying to avoid the rocks and reefs that would cause us to shipwreck. Of all…

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Super seniors: Moses

When God intervenes in human history and wants to show that things are not happening by accident, he chooses the number 40. He gave…

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Super seniors: John

You’d think most 90-year-olds would envision a pleasant and secure life in a retirement community, doing a little gardening, talking with friends, reading some…