Sermons on Mark

Sermons on Mark

Feb 18: Trust While Tossed

  Feburary 18 – First Sunday of Lent Other sermons in this 2024 Lentent series“Depths of Love” #1: Trust While Tossed (this sermon) #2: I Will Raise it Up #3: Loving the Light #4: Whoever Serves #5: Blessed Is the One (Palm Sunday) Scripture: Mark 1:9-15 A lot of people use the daily devotional Jesus Calling. Each devotion is written using the voice of Jesus, as if it’s Jesus speaking the words on the page to the reader. One of…

Feb 11: The Light is Still Breaking Through

  February 11: Transfiguration Sunday Scriptures: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mark 9:2-9 Many of you are probably familiar with the story of the Apostle Paul’s conversion, often referred to as his Damascus Road Experience. You can read about it in Acts 9. Here’s the story in a nutshell. As he and some traveling companions are nearing the city of Damascus for the purpose of rounding up and imprisoning as many Christ-followers as they can find, he’s blinded by a bright…

Feb 4: What Is My Ministry?

  February 4: 5th Sunday after Epiphany Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 and Mark 1:29-39 Over the course of life, each of us has far more experiences than we could possibly remember. They probably number in the millions if you include the most mundane experiences, such as washing your hands or turning on the television. Some of them we do so often or are so common that we don’t even realize they’re happening. But there are other occurrences that stick with…

January 21: The Hilly Road Leads to Life

  January 21 – Wesley Covenant Renewal Service Scripture: Mark 1:14-20 Go to: Wesley Covenant Renewal Service (written liturgy) [17:00 minute mark in the above video] Have you ever heard the philosophical query, “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is one bite at a time. One online source attributes this question to Desmond Tutu, who famously asked this question when talking about how one goes about facing large challenges. An elephant, obviously a large animal, is eaten one…

Jan 7: “Are We There Yet?”

  January 7 – Baptism of the Lord Sunday Scriptures: Mark 1:4-11; Acts 19:1-10 Growing up, our family drove to Florida at least once a year to visit my Grandpa and Grandma Wilson. The first day of driving wasn’t so bad. For one thing, we had adrenalin working for us. But mostly, during that first day, we always seemed to be flying as we made it through four states—Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee—and then stopping in a fifth, Georgia. Ticking…

Dec 3: Our Shocking Hope

  December 3: First Sunday of Advent Scriptures: Isaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37 1 to 10, how well is your life unfolding these days, that is, in regard to your plans for your life? If the quality of your life experience is at a nine or ten and pretty much everything happening as you planned and designed, then praise God! Absolutely! You’ve got a lot to be thankful for in this regard. So, be sure to express your gratitude for a…

March 12: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

  Scriptures: Psalm 22 and Mark 15:22-37 3rd Sunday of Lent: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? (3/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #4: Woman, Here Is Your Son #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished I know I’ve shared with you before about the time I was so angry with God that I literally shook my fist…

March 6: Faith Not Our Own But Ours to Live By

  This morning marks the beginning of our weekly Lenten Journey toward the Cross of Calvary. During Lent, Pastor Drew will be preaching a 7-part sermon series which will focus on some of things Christ specifically accomplished through his suffering and crucifixion, collectively referred to as the passion of Christ. The series is entitled “Why Did Jesus Die?” and is inspired by John Piper’s book, The Passion of Jesus Christ. The main point of the whole series is that the suffering an death…

November 14: Not One Stone

  Audio of FULL service Video of FULL service November 14, 2021 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost Scriptures: Mark 13:1-8; 1 Samuel 2:1-10 How many of you have been to the top of what will always be to me the Sears Tower in downtown Chicago (which is now named the Willis Tower)? At 110 stories, it was the tallest building in the world until 1998. Today, it’s the 12th tallest building in the world. The 103rd story is the Skydeck,…

September 5: Rethinking the Priority of Worship (1/4)

  Sermon: Rethinking the Priority of Worship Other messages in this series Sermon #2: “Worship You Don’t Have to Go To“ (Sept 12) Sermon #3: “When All of God’s People Get Together” (Sept 19) Sermon #4: “It’s What We BRING to Worship That Matters” (Sept 26) Scriptures: Psalm 42; Mark 12:28-31 Pastor Drew shared the following introduction to this sermon series during the time of welcoming and announcements: From time to time you’ve probably heard pastors ask the question, “Why…
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