Sermons by Rev. Tim Carroll

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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 […]

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 […]

Mark 2:1-12 – Jesus God-Identifies as Lord

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Read Mark 2:1-12 What motivated Jesus to respond to the paralytic’s plight was his friend’s faith (2:5). Why do you suppose their faith made such a difference? In order to get a sense for what it means to put your faith or trust in somebody share a time when someone has put their faith in […]

Accrediting Authority, Widening Horizons – Mark 1:29-34

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Did last week’s sermon prompt any questions or trains of thought? The main point of the sermon was that Jesus certifies his authoritative right to disciple the world and thereby broadens our horizons for what it means to come under his authority as disciples. Read Mark 1:21-34 How did Jesus certify or accredit his authoritative […]

Mark 1:21-28

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 Mark 1:21-28 21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And […]