Sermons on Mark

Thy Kingdom Come

It was a dark and stormy night… They were in the boat, they were scared, and their master was asleep.  When He awoke, He needed only one word to calm the storm – “Peace.” Today we are still scattered and we suffer trials and persecutions, yet we only need His peace. We need faith like…

The Spirit of Truth

As we read the Bible, we need to know what’s going on behind the scenes–spiritual warfare between God and Satan. It began when Satan tempted Adam and Eve. Later, the people and leaders of Israel lost their faith and built the golden calf. Even David fell into sin. When Satan attacked Jesus through the scribes,…

Is That All?

When the women at the tomb discovered that Jesus was risen, Mary records that “they told no one.” They were astonished and afraid. Today, how will we react to the Good News? Will we share it? Or will we, too, say nothing? Fear can paralyze us, fear of what to say, fear of messing up…

Who Is That Man?

“Who Is That Man?” This question was asked many times through Jesus’ ministry. During the weeks and days leading up to His crucifixion and death, only one person got the answer right – the Roman centurion observing His death and the curtain in the temple being torn from top to bottom. The centurion was able…

I Need A Sign!

What does the ten commandments and Jesus driving the merchants out of the temple have in common? They were signs from God that held meaning then and still hold meaning and hope for us today. At that time, the Jews asked Jesus by what sign did you did these things? Three years later, the disciples…

Listen to Him!

When Peter, James, and John climbed the mountain with Jesus, the disciples saw Him as He truly was – as the Son of God standing with Moses and Elijah, dazzling in brightness. When God spoke, he simply said, “Listen to Him!” Jesus later asks them if they have been paying attention. There is a difference…

Heaven’s Secret Weapon

Mark’s gospel documents Jesus bringing healing and good news in the face of the forces of evil. After a very full day, Jesus felt overwhelmed. What next? Jesus went off to pray. He made time for prayer. Are you feeling overwhelmed? It can be difficult in our busy lives to make time for prayer–but if…

Teaching with Authority

Remember getting ready for the first day of school… thinking about what kind of teacher we would want? A teacher who knows their stuff, and teaches with authority! Jesus cast out demons with authority–this made the disciples’ first day of school exciting! May we be filled with this same excitement for His word and His…

Go Fish!

Ever played go fish? Holding on to your cards is the goal. You don’t know what you’ll get in the card game – skill patience and faith are required. Jesus asked the disciples to fishing for people instead of fish–what a concept! Simon Peter and Andrew left their boats to fish for people. They did…