Sermons from July 2015

Sermons from July 2015

Double Take

Mark 8:22-30 Mark gives us a double take of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus gives us a double take of instruction. Peter gives us the first and only take on Jesus’ true identity.

Time to Re-Focus

Mark 8:1-21 Compassion is caring for others Faith is belief there will be enough Understanding is knowledge of the perfection of Christ within the broken pieces The Pharisees tested Jesus because they didn’t believe The Pharisees wanted a sign of power Jesus’ answer is compassion The disciples were focused on the physical Jesus says to focus on the Spiritual Conclusion: It is time to re-focus!

Confronting the Mess

Mark 7:24-37 The message spread to the Gentiles Jesus tested the Gentiles The Gentiles proved their faith We confront the mess by… Opening our ears Loosening our tongue

America is Messy

Mark 7:1-23 Americans wanted to be free from a king. Americans didn’t want another king. Americans wanted to be united. God desires to be Israel’s King. The Israelites rejected God as King. Jesus reveals what truly unites us.