​Sermons

A Prophet at Home

October 20, 2013
If Mark five is the chapter of lost causes found, chapter six is the chapter of found causes lost. Ministry in Nazareth is a bust (v5), John the Baptizer gets…

Death & Disease Defeated

October 13, 2013
Jesus has commanded the wind and waves, left the legionnaire demoniac clothed and in right mind, and now he comes back to help the dying and defiled daughters of Israel.…
"Who then is this, that even the wind and sea obey him?" (4:41). It looks like Jesus left the crowd in Capernaum at evening to cross the sea and rest,…

Storm Stilled

September 22, 2013
We live on the edge of eternity, and could slip off any time. We circle the sun at 67,000 mph or Mach 86, and somehow stay in orbit, yet to…
"With what can we compare the kingdom?" (v30). This is an important question because the kingdom tells you something about the King. This is true at every level of life…
The parable of the Sower is fundamental for understanding all parables. And Jesus just gave the disciples the answer key (4:13-20). To understand Jesus, you don’t need a certain IQ…

The Parable of the Soils

September 1, 2013
Jesus is the most famous teacher in the history of the world, and parables are his most famous teachings. Parables include sayings, proverbs, epigrams, riddles, and stories (3:23; Prov. 1:6;…

Lord of the Sabbath

August 11, 2013
Jesus’ early conflicts with the scribes and Pharisees culminate in this section. In particular, controversies involving food: whom he eats with (tax collectors and sinners), when he eats or doesn’t eat (not…

Friend of Sinners

August 4, 2013
Jesus constantly surprises. He teaches with authority (1:22), commands with power (1:27), touches the unclean (1:41), and even exercises the divine prerogative to forgive sins (2:10). So far what he has been…

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