​Sermons

The Good Shepard

November 10, 2013
In this story, the only miracle reported in all four gospels, Jesus picks up on a theme woven through the Old Testament, of God’s people as sheep in need of…
Jesus sends his disciples out all on their own, blessed and empowered with his authority (6:7-13). Before they get back, Mark tells us this sensational story, which includes power, sex,…

Sending the Twelve

October 27, 2013
Jesus has called the disciples to him (3:13-19), and now he sends them out as apostles (v7). The kingdom is come and go, both gather and scatter (Matt. 11:28; 28:19).…

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;…

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