Contributed on Feb 14, 2013
A sermon about peace through doing God's will.
"24 Hours that Changed the World: The Garden of Gethsemane" Mark 14:32-52 In my parents' house there is a map of the history of the world, and it's a BIG map. It wasn't created by a specifically "Christian" publishing house; I believe it was put out by National Geographic, and fairly ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2013
A sermon about overcoming fear.
“24 Hours that Changed the World: Condemned by the Righteous” Mark 14:53-72 One day a bus driver was driving along his usual route. He didn’t have any problems for the first few stops; a few people got on and got off, and things went pretty smooth. At one stop, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 6, 2013
A sermon about Peer Pressure and following Christ.
Mark 15:1-15 "24 Hours that Changed the World: Jesus, Barabbas, and Pilate" Have you ever thought you had something in common with birds and termites? Well, market research experts argue that we do have something in common with birds and termites. Because, without even knowing it, ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2013
A sermon about how Jesus stands with those who feel small.
“24 Hours that Changed the World: The Torture and Humiliation of the King” Mark 15:15-23 I remember it well. It was the first day of high school; I was a skinny and frightened 9th grader. After the first ring of the bell, students poured out into the hallway as kids moved ...read more
Contributed on Mar 19, 2013
A sermon about what Christ did on the Cross.
Mark 15:25-39 "24 Hours that Changed the World: The Crucifixion" We tend to sometimes forget that the Crucifixion was the ultimate form of torture, and it has never been equaled. It was a terrifying death. Seneca said that if you knew there was a likelihood you would be arrested and ...read more
Contributed on Mar 28, 2013
A sermon for Easter Sunday.
Mark 16:1-6 "24 Hours that Changed the World: Christ the Victor" It's not a mistake, the way the author of Mark's Gospel begins chapter 16. He says very clearly that "Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they could go and anoint Jesus' dead ...read more