Sermons on Mark

Sermons on Mark

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…