Sermons on Mark

Cost of Discipleship

There was a man lived in a trying time. He devoted himself in service to God, imploring the church to maintain their faithfulness in spite of all that was going on. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was such a man, and this was his Cost of Discipleship. When Jesus called the Disciples, they left everything to follow Him.…

Baptism (In)Justice

True justice means wrongs are called out and made right. Wasn’t Christ supposed to bring justice? On Judgement Day. Will justice will finally be served? What is the justice of baptism? Or is it an injustice? We deserve eternal punishment, but that’s not what we receive. Jesus is our substitute for our sin and misdeeds.…

An Extraordinary Introduction

When providing an introduction for someone, there are guidelines to make an effective introduction – the introduction should: Succinctly summarize the material Explain why the topic is important Get the presentation off to a high note Make the speaker feel welcomed The first eight verses of Mark provided an extraordinary introduction…to Jesus and to His…

New Year, New Sights

As we close the year 2020, we look forward eagerly to a new year. We look with expectation towards 2021. The new church year heralds the birth of Jesus, and we, start by revisiting the climax of Jesus’ ministry. As the crowds shouted to welcome and praise Jesus they were looking backwards, not forward. Jesus…

Be On Your Guard

Following Jesus’ actions in the temple, he tells us of the destruction of the temple in the future. When will all this happen? What will be the signs? We continue to wonder when He will come back even to this day. While we wait for Him, what should we be looking for?

How Difficult Is It?

How hard was it to enter the kingdom of heaven? The ten commandments were a guide and a marker, a high bar to attain. But is this the way? Or is it impossible? Through Jesus, we are part of the Kingdom not through our works, but instead through His righteousness. Hallelujah!