​Sermons

The Last Supper

June 29, 2014
This is the final meal Jesus eats with his disciples, his companions, where he prepares them for what is coming. This scene was made famous in the painting by Leonardo…
This chapter is the longest in Mark and begins the passion of Jesus, his great suffering and death. He is anointed like a king or priest would be, but just…
Among the most misunderstood teachings of Jesus, this passage is full of relevant urgency for the disciples. The temple would be a sweet place to rule from, but Jesus has…
Jesus answers the final question and climactic question in the temple: what is the most important commandment? This time it’s a scribe who asks, but curiously not one who baits…
The Pharisees and Herodians fail to trap Jesus, so here come the Sadducees with their question. It’s really the question. What are we looking forward to after death? Like his…

God & Government

May 25, 2014
If death and taxes are two sure things in life, taxes might be the most hated! Jesus proclaims the kingdom of God is present, so what happens when it gets…
Have you ever been in situation where someone unexpectedly takes charge? What gave them the right? Jesus is taking charge as if he is in a position to do so.…
On Palm Sunday Jesus came into Jerusalem, a humble King, lowly and riding upon a colt. Now he comes into the temple and what does he find? Rank hypocrisy. This…

Triumphal Entry

May 4, 2014
The time has come for Jesus’ kingship to be made plain. He has been working quietly in and around Galilee, forgiving sins, silencing demons, spreading the message of what God…

Blind Bartimaeus

April 27, 2014
In contrast to the rich young ruler who couldn’t walk away from his stuff, and to James and John who couldn’t see past their desire for power, blind Bartimaeus sees…

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