Sermon Series
  • 1. Jesus On The Move

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012
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    8. The Gospel by Mark is a record of virtually non-stop activity carried out at a rapid-fire pace. The key term repeated over 40 times in this first account of the life of Jesus, the Servant of God, is eutheos, the Greek word for “immediately.” Mark wast

    The Gospel of Mark #1 – “Jesus on the Move” Mark 1:1 Intro – 1. ILL – Famous first lines…Books – 1) “Call me Ishmael” (Moby Dick). 2) “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”(A Tale of Two Cities). 3) more

  • 2. 1st Impressions Of The Servant

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012

    After introducing us to John the Baptist, Mark then moves quickly into presenting Jesus as the Servant on the Move! We see in these verses 3 snapshots of Jesus’ life up until the time that he began His public ministry in Galilee.

    The Gospel of Mark #2 – “1st Impressions of the Servant” Mark 1:2-15 Intro – 1. They say, “You never get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression!” 2. ILL – A convenience store manager in Allston, MA related the following story. “I’m in the more

  • 3. The Servant's Power

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012

    As we come to the rest of Mark 1, we are confronted with the amazing power & authority of God’s servant – Jesus Christ. Today, let’s look at the amazing power of God’s Servant!

    The Gospel of Mark # 3 – “The Servant’s Power” Mark 1:16-45 Intro – 1. Have you ever known someone who abused their power or authority? 2. ILL - In Cuba, nothing was bigger than baseball, except for Fidel Castro. When he was 74, he grabbed an aluminum bat & more

  • 4. Whatever It Takes

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012
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    The greatest need in our ever increasingly needy world is for Christians & Churches to make a difference in the lives of people. The mission of the church is for each of us to find our way into lives of hurting people & introduce them to the sufficiency o

    The Gospel of Mark #4 – “Whatever it Takes!” Mark 2:1-12 Intro – 1. ILL – Down on his luck, British writer Michael Arlen went to New York in 1944. To drown his sorrows he paid a visit to the famous restaurant “21.” In the lobby, he ran into film more

  • 5. Relational Evangelism

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012
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    In the gospels one of the most fascinating aspects are the stories of the lives that were dramatically changed by the power of Christ. Men and women were touched by Christ so deeply that they literally left all and followed Christ. Matthew did what I wish

    The Gospel of Mark #5 – “Relational Evangelism” Mark 2:13-17 Intro – 1. What do you think of when I mention the word evangelism? Perhaps, one of the following: 2. VIDEO – The Skit Guys, “The Skinny on Evangelism”… 3. Lost people matter to God, more

  • 6. The New Wine Of Christ

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012

    Jesus came to bring joy, new life & grace!!

    The Gospel of Mark #6 – “The New Wine of Christ” Mark 2:18-22 Intro – 1. Have you ever known people who are polarizing figures? (you either love or hate them) 2. Examples may be politicians, musicians, actors, sports figures or even whole teams. 3. ILL – Tim more

  • 7. Jesus, Lord Of The Sabbath

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012
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    In these verses we see more controversy between Jesus & the Pharisees. On the surface, the point of contention was keeping the Sabbath. The Pharisees were going to get very upset about Jesus & His disciples picking grain on the Sabbath, as well as Jesus h

    The Gospel of Mark #7 – “Jesus, Lord of the Sabbath” Mark 2:23-3:6 Intro – 1. How many of you prayed this prayer, “Now I lay me down to sleep…?” (Quote) Unfortunately, I also used to pray, “Now I lay me down to rest…” (Quote) 2. ILL more

  • 8. How Jesus Reached People

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012

    In our text, some of the people followed Him with wrong motives & some whose motives were pure. Either way, Jesus loved them & ministered to their needs.

    The Gospel of Mark #8 – “How Jesus Reached People” Mark 3:7-19 Intro – 1. Do you like to shave? I hate it! If it weren’t for my wife, I’d never shave! SLIDE – Big beard! 2. ILL – In the 1950s, marketing whiz Stanley Arnold was working at Young more

  • 9. The Unpardonable Sin

    Contributed on Mar 22, 2012
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    Jesus clears up some misunderstandings the people of His day had about Him.

    The Gospel of Mark # 9 – “The Unpardonable Sin” Mark 3:20-35 Intro – 1. ILL – The following series of advertisements reportedly appeared in a daily newspaper: Monday: "The Rev. A.J. Jones has one color TV set for sale. Telephone 626-1313 after 7 p.m. and ask for more

  • 10. The Parable Of The Soils

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2012
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    This parable has been often called “the Parable of the Sower” but is probably more accurately described as "The Parable of the Soils." Everyone who hears the Gospel hears it in a different way. Some revile it, some reject it & some receive it. It is the “

    The Gospel of Mark #10 – “The Parable of the Soils” Mark 4:1-20 Intro – 1. Don’t you love to hear a good story? I know I do! 2. The Bible is the story of God. (PICTURE – The Story…)To understand the Bible, you need bifocal lenses, because two more

  • 11. Kingdom Seeds

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2012
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    Most Biblical scholars regard the “kingdom of God” as the central theme of Jesus’ message.

    The Gospel of Mark #11 – “Kingdom Seeds” Mark 4:21-34 Intro – 1. ILL – In an earlier century, a large boulder laid in the middle of the roadway. Traveler after traveler walked past the boulder, veering off the side of the road to get around it. All the while, more

  • 12. Safe In The Storm

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2012
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    Life is often filled with storms. We must learn to find Christ as our “safety in the storm.”

    The Gospel of Mark #12 – “Safe in the Storm” Mark 4:35-41 Intro – 1. ILL – October 1991 a fishing boat named the Andrea Gail sailed from a New England port to fish for swordfish. On their return, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean they faced a hurricane named more

  • 13. A Nude Dude In A Rude Mood

    Contributed on May 6, 2012
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    This is one of the most amazing stories in the Bible!! It is a tremendous picture of the grace of God touching & transforming the most hopeless of men.

    The Gospel of Mark #13 – “A Nude Dude in a Rude Mood” Mark 5:1-20 Intro – 1. I love preaching the Bible & all that goes along with it!! I love the study of Homiletics – the art of preaching. I have over 40 books in my library just on this topic alone! 2. 2 Tim. more

  • 14. Pressing Into Jesus

    Contributed on May 14, 2012

    In Mark 5, we see Jesus going from one seemingly hopeless situation to another. Our text is a “Markan sandwich” where two stories are pressed together. In it we are introduced to two very different individuals with one thing in common - they were willing

    The Gospel of Mark #14 – “Pressing into Jesus” Mark 5:21-43 Intro – 1. ILL – A New Yorker was driving through Texas when he collided with a truck carrying a horse. A few months later he tried to collect damages for his injuries. “How can you now claim to more

  • 15. Unbelief

    Contributed on May 17, 2012

    One of the central themes in this section of Mark's Gospel is the unbelief of people who came into contact with Jesus. God takes unbelief very seriously, and so should we.

    The Gospel of Mark #15 – “Unbelief” Mark 6:1-29 Intro – 1. Can anyone guess what my favorite animal is? The Platypus! 2. ILL – Josh McDowell writes, “People refuse to believe that which they don't want to believe, in spite of evidence. When explorers first more

  • 16. Feeding The 5,000

    Contributed on May 27, 2012
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    This miracle is one of only two recorded in all four gospels. The other is the resurrection of Jesus. As such, this is this miracle is of primary Importance to our understanding of who Jesus is and what His plan includes for each of us individually, for t

    The Gospel of Mark #16 – “Feeding the 5,000” Mark 6:30-44 Intro – 1. ILL – A priest was giving his flock a sermon on the Gospel, and he mentioned how with 5 loaves of bread & 2 fish our Savior fed 5,000 people at once; but instead of saying 5,000, he said 500. more

  • 17. Facing Our Fear

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2012
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    This is the 2nd time in our study of Mark that we find the disciples in the middle of a storm. In reality, there were two storms brewing that night – one on the sea & the other in the disciple’s hearts! This caused the disciples to be “terrified” (vs. 50)

    The Gospel of Mark #17 – “Facing Our Fear” Mark 6:45-56 Intro – 1. What was your greatest fear as a child? Many of the things we feared had no basis in reality. However, some of the things we did not fear – we should have!! 2. ILL – Mrs. Monroe lives in more

  • 18. Clean Hands Or Clean Heart?

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2012

    In this passage, Jesus is dealing with very religious people who allowed their traditions replace the authority of God’s Word. Jesus is not impressed with religious ritual or tradition, rather He is concerned with the condition of our hearts.

    The Gospel of Mark #18 – “Clean Hands or Clean Heart?” Mark 7:1-23 Intro – 1. ILL – A man was watching the news one night when it was reported that a car was going the wrong direction on the freeway. The man knew his wife was on that freeway and became very more

  • 19. Faith In Unexpected Places

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2012
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    In our text today, Jesus visited 2 predominantly Gentile regions, Tyre and Sidon (vs. 24-30) and the Decapolis (vs. 31-37). There He ministered to a desperate mother and a disabled man.

    The Gospel of Mark #19 – “Faith in Unexpected Places” Mark 7:24-37 Intro – 1. We humans are a strange breed, aren’t we? 2. ILL – A pastor was once looking through some old church records of a Norwegian congregation which listed its membership as: “52 more

  • 20. Open The Eyes Of My Heart

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2012
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    Jesus is dealing with blindness. He deals with both the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees and the disciples as well as the physical blindness of a man from Bethsaida.

    The Gospel of Mark #20 – “Open the Eyes of My Heart” Mark 8:1-26 Intro – 1. VIDEO – “Field of Dreams” They really can’t see it… 2. There are some people in this world that cannot see for looking. The evidence could be as clear as the nose more

  • 21. Follow Me

    Contributed on Jul 24, 2012
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    Jesus had been teaching his disciples for about 2 years. He had been preparing his disciples for this private meeting at which he intended to reveal to them what would happen to him at Jerusalem. He had given hints along the way, but now he would explain

    The Gospel of Mark #21 – “Follow Me” Mark 8:27-38 Intro – 1. Have you ever been asked a tough question? I mean the type of question that has intense ramifications on your immediate future. The type of questions where you know the wrong answer could have severe more