Sermons

Jesus Frees Me From Religion (Mark 2:23-3:6)

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Religion. Most people in the world follow one. They are looking for a warm teddy bear hug but find it is actually a cold boa constrictor squeeze. Using the legalistic constraints of the Pharisees Sabbath laws, Jesus frees us from "I have to" religion to a "I want to" relationship of loving God and people.
Series: Simply Jesus (The Gospel Of Mark)

The Scandal of Grace (Mark 2:13-22)

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Child abuser. Wife-beater. Abortion. Racism. Adultery. Human trafficker. Obscene wealth. What is on your "worst sins" list? The scandal of grace is that Jesus did not come to call good people who avoid these sins, but sinners like these. It's time for new wineskins or your view of salvation will tear, burst and be destroyed.
Series: Simply Jesus (The Gospel Of Mark)

Forgiveness for Paralyzed Sinners (Mark 2:1-12)

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Shame. It's a powerful emotion that cripples many. Freedom from shame is found when two important questions are answered. First, can I be forgiven of my sins? Second, who can forgive me of my sins? Run to the One who heals paralyzing shame.
Series: Simply Jesus (The Gospel Of Mark)

Celebrity, Leprosy, and the Priority of Jesus (Mark 1:35-45)

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"If it goes viral, it is a success to chase after!"  "If it is a viral disease, stay away!"   But not for Jesus. Jesus withdrew from celebrity and was drawn to leprosy. Why? Jesus' priority is unexpected, the reverse of this world's priorities, and a healing balm for our souls.
Series: Simply Jesus (The Gospel Of Mark)

Jesus’ Supreme Authority (Mark 1:21-34)

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Have you heard the phrase, "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely?" Authority is the right to exercise power. We all rebel against authority in our lives, because many times it is used to abuse us for the authority's selfish gain. Jesus is different. His authority is supremely over all others and He uses his power…
Series: Simply Jesus (The Gospel Of Mark)

Jesus On Uncommon Mission (Mark 1:12-20)

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It's all unexpected. Jesus is announced as the Messiah-King, the Son of God. The prophets, promised forerunner, and God himself affirm it. But then King is led to temptation, his forerunner is arrested, he proclaims a strange message, and chooses common workers to be his ambassadors. Yes, Jesus is on an uncommon mission.
Series: Simply Jesus (The Gospel Of Mark)

Royal Announcement of the Supreme Son (Mark 1:2-11)

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Mark knows that if his Roman audience was to accept the story of the King they would expect a credible herald to announce His arrival. No one arrived and said, "I'm the King, and I'm here." There was always a forerunner, an entourage, that would prepare the way and make the people ready. Are you…
Series: Simply Jesus (The Gospel Of Mark)

Fully Assured Disciples Make Disciples (Matthew 28:16-20)

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In light of Jesus's resurrection, Jesus sends out his church with a task—make disciples. They are tasked to baptize and teach, knowing that Jesus's presence will remain with them. What does such a task mean for our churches today? How do these commands apply to each of us as individual followers of Jesus?
Series: Fully Assured, Guest Speakers

The Beginning (of the Gospel) (Mark 1:1)

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BEGINNING. It’s a reminder of Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1. Something new and exciting has occurred. The word gospel means a message of good news or of joyful tidings. It indicates the coming Savior who would provide the salvation promised by the prophets. The time of God’s salvation has arrived! God has kept His promise…
Series: Simply Jesus (The Gospel Of Mark)

Jesus Broke Through (Mark 16:1-7)

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Peter messed up badly when he denied Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. In reality, those denials were betrayal. How did he get that far? How could he fail that badly? And what can break through that big of a relationship killer? The story of Peter's greatest failure and Jesus' greater restoration summarizes the…
Series: Good Friday And Easter
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