What do we do with the "alternate ending" of Mark (v.9-20) which has a lot to say about belief and unbelief? This message sorts through some issues surrounding the end of the Gospel of Mark as we have it and encourages hearers to animate their belief in Christ by putting faith into action.
Sunday Morning Sermons
Here's a collection of our recorded sermons from Sunday mornings. We hope they are enriching and a blessing.
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What do we do with the "alternate ending" of Mark (vv.9-20) which has a lot to say about belief and unbelief? This message sorts through some issues surrounding the end of the Gospel of Mark as we have it and encourages hearers to animate their belief in Christ by putting faith into action. Mark 16:1-8
Funerals, lament, and the sad parts of Mark 15: what do these things have in common? Hope! This message spotlights the gospel message of hope amidst the dark moments surrounding the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Mark 15:1-47
This message looks at Peter's pledge to stand by Jesus at any cost, and then his subsequent denial of Jesus. It also explores how Jesus' decision to endure the cross shows us how loved and valued we are.
Sermon Text: Mark 14:27-72
A passage filled with surprises: a woman(!) breaks a very expensive jar of perfume(!) and Jesus defends her(!) in the home of Simon the Leper(!); Jesus reinterprets the Passover symbols(!); and Jesus welcomes those who will betray and desert him to his table! Having been, ourselves, recipients of this amazing grace, we are called to extend that grace to others. This sermon challenges hearers to do like Jesus and share a table with our enemies. There's also something in there about sushi. :)
Sermon Text: Mark 14:1-26
Half of this message gives context for Jesus' comments in Mark 13 about the destruction of the Temple and the coming of the Son of Man. The second half calls hearers to examine how well they are heeding Jesus' admonition to "be alert, be on guard, and keep watch."
Sermon text: Mark 13:1-37
Jesus believed in the kingdom he preached so much that he was willing to lay down his life in order to inaugurate it. In this message we see Jesus welcomed by a crowd as he enters Jerusalem. But do they really welcome his kingship, his kingdom, and his political ideals? Do we?
Sermon text: Mark 11:1-11