Contributed on Jan 10, 2002
Book sermon on Gospel of Mark emphasizes the person of Jesus.
The Beginning of the Gospel Mark 1:1-3 INTRO.: Today’s message begins a series taken from the Gospel of Mark. It is the shortest of all the inspired biographies of Jesus and probably the first one written. Its human author was a man named John Mark, who apparently writes himself anonymously ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2002
Highlights beginning of Jesus’ public ministry; baptism, anointing, temptation
Jesus Ministry Begins Mark 1:9-13 INTRO.: The beginning of the public life of Jesus is very briefly recorded by Mark, who is characterized by an economy of words. It was time of religious awakening. Mark quickly tells us of the ministry of John the Baptist as predicted by Malachi and described ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2002
Story of the healing of a leper with emphasis on the personal characteristics of Jesus.
Jesus Heals A Man Who Had Leprosy Mark 1:40-45 INTRO.: I was once acquainted with a man who had AIDS. I don’t call him my friend because I was never able to be his friend. Like most folk, I feared his disease even though I knew on an intellectual level I shouldn’t. Moreover, he seemed bent on ...read more
Contributed on Feb 3, 2002
Sermon on the call of Matthew Levi with emphasis on the characteristics of a soul winner as seen in both Jesus and Matthew.
An Effective Soul Winner Mark 2:13-20 INTRO.: These events occurred during the first year of the public ministry of Jesus. He is involved in a preaching tour of Galilee and has called His first four disciples, fishermen who make their living on the Sea of Galilee. He is near the port of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 10, 2002
Sermon on healing of a withered hand and opposition of Pharisees to Jesus’ ministry. Emphasis on anger, appropriate and inappropriate.
Hot and Cold Anger Mark 3:1-7 (“If Looks Could Kill”) INTRO.: There are really two kinds of anger. There is hot, fiery anger that sometimes becomes belligerent when not held in check. This kind of person rants and raves when he loses control of his temper. Then there is cold anger. I have a ...read more
Contributed on Feb 18, 2002
Sermon on the parable of the sower. One’s response to the Gospel depends on the personal inclination of his will.
The Four Soils Mark 4:1-20 INTRO.: Why do different people respond differently to the same message? Why do some reject the Gospel of Christ and others accept it and live Christian lives? Jesus provides an answer to this question in the passage before us. We will become more effective and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 23, 2002
Jesus casts demons out of demoniac of Gadera
Jesus Confronts Supernatural Evil Mark 5:1-20 INTRO.: Many wonder how the events of Sept. 11th could have happened. We often hear the question, “How could they hate us so much?” “What did they hope to gain?” Some were duped into believing they would get a place in paradise in return for dying ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2002
Jesus confronts Pharisaic tradition.
Acceptable Worshi) Mark 7:1-23 INTRO.: As we read the second through the seventh chapters of the Gospel of Mark, it seems to me there is a major emphasis on the controversy between the Pharisees and Jesus. The great expositor, G. Campbell Morgan, thought Jesus was intentionally confronting the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2002
"Who do you say I am?"
Answering God’s Most Important Question Mk.8:27-33 INTRO.: Have you ever been asked an embarassing question? I was once asked by a Parks and Wildlife officer, “ May I see your fishing license?” I didn’t have one. If a policeman asks, “Do you know why I stopped you?” The best answer is “no” because ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2002
"He saved others, but He can’t save Himself."
Truth Spoken Unwittingly Mark 15:31,32 INTRO.: The usual way to treat Mark’s account of the crucifixion is to focus on the people who surrounded Jesus as He died. There were nine persons or groups who can be distinguished: 1. Simon the Cyrenian, who was conscripted to perform an act of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2002
The resurrection of Jesus brings rebirth of hope
Rebirth of Hope Mark 16:1-8 INTRO.: Mark states the story very briefly, as is his customary style. He just wants to state the facts and get the story straight. He gets right to the meaning, skipping over many details. For example, he mentions the Sabbath, but gives no details of what went on that ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2002
Meaning and blessings of the ascension of Jesus.
Jesus Our Man In Heaven Mk. 16:19, 20 INTRO.: The Christian knows we have a representative in Heaven. He speaks to the Father in our defense and the Father hears Him because of His righteousness. I John 2:1. He intercedes for us at the right hand of the Father. Rom. 8:34. He entered Heaven ...read more
Contributed on Apr 15, 2002
Christian marriage involves leaving, cleaving, and becoming one flesh
Christian Marriage Mark 10:7-9 INTRO.: Story of first marriage. Gen. 2:18-24 Marriage and family were God’s ideas. We need to reemphasize the Bible’s teaching about family, family life. Our society demonstrates less and less respect for family life. Divorce grows at a frightening pace. One ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2002
When we see Jesus we see a friend Who loves us, A Sacior powerful enough to help us, and a leader worthy of following.
Looking Into the Master’s Face Scripture: Mark 10:46-52 INTRO.: Jesus is nearing the end of His public ministry. He is headed for Jerusalem and certain death. In great detail, He predicts the things about to befall Him. Mark 10:33,34. James and John come to ask for places of favor in His glory ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2002
We must perform what we promise and practice what we profess. When we do, God will give power through prayer.
Bearing Fruit for Jesus Mark 11:12-14 & 20-25 INTRO.: The fig tree had a very important part in life and literature in the Holy Land in Jesus’ day. In fact, the Promised Land was described by Moses as a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;" To live ...read more