Sermons on Mark

Sermons on Mark

Don’t Let Your Fears Have the Last Word!

Order of Worship Service, July 19     11:00  am  (Printable PDF) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE: Sonata in D major for two pianos, 4 hands, K. 448: Allegro con Spirito—W. A. Mozart, Neal Long and Emily Davidson, pianists CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS      We begin…

Kairos :The Time is Now !

Order of Worship Service—June 21, 11am     Father’s Day Sunday  (Printable PDF link) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE:   Traumerei – Robert Schumann FATHER’S DAY CALL TO CELEBRATE HYMN:  Bright Morning Stars POETIC REFLCTION ON FATHERHOOD—Edgar Guest HYMN: Glory to…

On Sabotaging Fear

Message #4 During Covid-19 Pandemic: On Sabotaging Fear Psalm 121; Matthew 6:25-34; Mark 6:46-51; 1 John 4:18   In last Sunday’s message, I challenged you to engage yourself bravely and wisely in a struggle to save the world—including your world—from what  the peerless Chronicles of Narnia author C. S. Lewis called “enemy occupied territory”— in our case—territory  that…

What is Your Be—Attitude?

What is Your Be—Attitude? Isaiah 58: 1-9a    Matthew 5:13-20 Is a rich inner life even possible today? You have to wonder sometimes. Many people today are desperate for a quiet interior in our lives! A calm inner refuge from the outer chaos and noise which we experience daily? How do we travel the rough terrain into that spiritual dimension? In a world which, what the…

Seeing Beyond Judgementalism

To Be or Not to Be Judgment Free?—Mark 9:38-50   Before scripture reading (Mark 9:38-50) “This is a story about Jesus’ disciples becoming judgmental! And spreading tales about the people they were judging! And Jesus’ liberating response!”   Before sermon: ‘This is a sermon about the good news of the joys of becoming non-judgmental in life. Making judgments and being…

Greatness Everyone can Experience

Re-thinking Our Concept of Greatness—Mark 9:30-37 What does it mean to be great? Images of greatness flash across our phone and computer and television screens every single day. This past week a Kenyan runner, (Eleeood Kipjoje) broke the world record in the marathon by over a minute—a great achievement—and he foreshadowed the day, not far off, when a runner will run the…

A Different Kind of Denial

A Different Take on Jesus’ Words: “Deny Yourself!”                                        Mark 8:27-38    I am wondering today about this question of denial. Jesus says to his disciples “Deny yourselves, take up your cross and follow me.” Denial can mean many things! Denial can mean different things—to different people. For example, it is common these…