Sermons on Mark

Making a Murder

The Appearance

Mark 15:42-16:14 The appearance of the crucifixion is that the story of Jesus’ life was over. The appearance of an empty tomb meant one of three things: Jesus never died Someone stole the body Jesus was resurrected The appearance is that there was only one murder that week. Live your life in the joy of…

Making a Murder

A Sentimental Journey

The Israelites were enslaved.  Exodus 1:13 The Israelites cried out and God listened.  Exodus 2:23-25 God sent a deliverer named Moses.  Exodus 3:10 The Israelites listened and obeyed.  Exodus 12:28 The blood of a lamb was used to free them.  Exodus 12:7 Jesus is our Passover lamb. How are you preparing for the ultimate Passover?…

Making a Murder

The Motive

Sermon Scripture:  Mark 14-16 Judas, Caiaphas, and Pilate were the three suspects. Mark 14:10-11 John 18:14; Mark 14:53-55 Mark 15:15 All three had one thing in common:  A heart apart from God. Mark 14:4-5 Mark 14:1-2 John 19:7-8, 12, 15 Power was the motive behind the killing of Jesus. John 11:45-48 Genesis 3:6 Sin was…

Sign Me Up!

Mark 13:24-31 God’s signs are clear. God’s signs are miraculous. God’s signs are certain. One of God’s signs to us is Jesus.  Don’t wait for other signs to surrender.

Does Jesus Vote You?

Mark 13:3-23 “For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children’s future for the temporary convenience of the present…. You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we…

For Heaven’s Sake

Mark 12:28-13:2 The quality of our offering is not measured by the amount, but rather by the heart A sacrifice is an offering, but not all offerings are sacrifices. You don’t have to sound the trumpet for God to see your gift. May the building we do with our offerings be Kingdom building.

Beware!

Sermon Scripture:  Mark 12:35-40 BEWARE of those who miss the Messiah. BEWARE of those who show but don’t know. BEWARE of those who seek titles other than child of God. BEWARE of those who seek honor as opposed to living honorably. BEWARE of those who prey on God’s sheep. BEWARE of those who talk to…

The Two Main Issues

Sermon Scripture:  Mark 12:28-34 While the politicians were arguing, a seeker of truth had an honest question. Jesus didn’t bring new wisdom to an old answer.  He brought new action to old instruction. The Scribe quoted the prophet Hosea revealing his knowledge of Scripture, but most importantly his understanding of it. Jesus challenges our confidence…