Sermons from 2015

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Mark 4:35-41

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  35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking […]

Mark 4:30-34

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Mark 4:30-34   30 And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32 yet when it is sown it […]

Mark 4:26-29

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Mark 4:26-29 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in […]

Mark 4:9-25

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Mark 4:9-25   9 And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” 10 And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. 11 And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything […]

Corinthians 9:6-15

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2 Corinthians 9:6-15   6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all […]

Mark 4:13-20

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13 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? 14 The farmer sows the word. 15 Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them. 16 Others, like seed sown on rocky places, […]

Water is Thicker than Blood – Mark 3:20-35

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Read Mark 3:20-35. Can anyone point out the “sandwich” or A-B-A pattern? Hans Bayer writes in A Theology of Mark, “Mark will interrupt a narrative by inserting another pericope [episode] and then return to the previous subject (see Mark 3:20-21, 22-30, 31-35; 4:1-9, 10-13, 14-20; and especially 14:1-2, 3-9, 10-11; 14:17-21, 22-26, 27-31; 14:53-54, 55-65, […]

Eyewitness Testimony Translated – Mark 3:7-21

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Mark 3:13-21 & the Twelve • The Gospel of Mark is an ancient biography. In an ancient biography there was one hero who was to be admired and imitated. How has Jesus thus far shown himself to be the hero? How has he been understood to be something other than the hero by the scribes […]

Withered to Restored – Mark 3:1-6

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Read Mark 3:1–6. How might we, like the scribes, turn the instructions/commandments of God into a rival god? How is that really putting trust in your self rather than in the Lord? Have you grasped that Jesus on the cross was taking upon himself that which you are most ashamed of about your body, your […]

Sustenance Despite Sin – Mark 2:23-28

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Read Mark 2:23-28 What do you most remember from the sermon? How does Jesus use the story of David and the bread of the Presence (1 Samuel 21:1-6) to argue for the kingdom of God being established despite human disregard for God’s holiness? Why is that such an important thing to keep in mind? How […]