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  • Clean Hands Or Clean Heart? Series

    Contributed by Joel Preston on Jun 10, 2012
     | 9,509 views

    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 ...read more

  • Whitewashed Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 30, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,944 views

    Christians can't settle for lives whitewashed on the outside--looking good. Our lives need to be inwardly transformed.

    Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 “Whitewashed” INTRODUCTION Most of us spend a fair amount of time making ourselves look good on the outside. Here, in Arizona, we may not be into suits and ties for men, or business attire for women. We may not live the credo, “dress for ...read more

  • Jesus Challenges The Pharisees

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 31, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,358 views

    God is interested in our character and not in our get out clauses

    Sermon Story: Many years ago, the well known American Baptist pastor Harry Emerson Fosdick told the story about a church in Denmark, where the worshipers used to bow regularly as they passed a certain part of the wall in the sanctuary of the church They had done so for three centuries - ...read more

  • Christianity, Jesus Style

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 23, 2012
    based on 10 ratings
     | 10,233 views

    What is a true Christ follower?

    A few years ago I was driving to the Adirondack Mountains where I would spend a week in the Whitney Wilderness area. My canoe was on top of the car, my backpack and other equipment was in the back and I was set for the long trip to upper state New York. Driving that far is a little boring so I ...read more

  • The Danger Of False Advertisement

    Contributed by Dr. J. Wesley Boyd Iii on Sep 12, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,562 views

    If you can’t deliver, please stop advertising.

    THE DANGER OF FALSE ADVERTISEMENT MARK 7:5-9, 20-23 (v. 1-23) As I grow and progress in my walk with the Lord, I’ve have uncovered and discovered some startling news concerning the church... I have found there to be some inconsistencies in the body of Christ… I have found there to ...read more

  • How To Be A Builder Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Jul 18, 2016
    based on 2 ratings
     | 10,653 views

    God’s desire is for us to be builders of people (our family, fellow church members, co-workers, spouse, and kids). How can we do this? Let’s look at the negative example of the Pharisees and turn it into some positive principles.

    How to Be a Builder (not a Bulldozer) Mark 7:1-23 Introduction: 1. At the time of Jesus’ ministry to Israel, the Pharisees and scribes were the religious leaders who knew about the true God, knew the Scriptures, and knew about the prophecies of a coming Christ. 2. They didn’t ...read more

  • Holiness Without Hypocrisy Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jul 23, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,261 views

    Legalistic list makers focus on having clean hands; the Lord gives us clean hearts.

    Holiness Without Hypocrisy Mark 7:1-13 Rev. Brian Bill July 23-24, 2016 More than 200 years ago, Edward Gibbon wrote a six-volume series called, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. He spent 20 years studying the Roman Empire to find out how a nation that was so great suddenly ...read more

  • Where Bad Things Come From Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Aug 2, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,804 views

    The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart.

    Where Bad Stuff Comes From Mark 7:14-23 Rev. Brian Bill July 30-31, 2016 Haddon Robinson, who arguably has written the best book on preaching called, Biblical Preaching, once told a group of young preachers, “When you stand up to preach, people are bored…and they expect you to ...read more

  • God At The Market Place

    Contributed by Martin Ellgar on Nov 1, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,037 views

    A perspective on Mark 7: 1-23. When a trivial matter becomes a big issue more than likely we are following the ‘traditions of men’. Our focus therefore is on the wrong thing because we have forgotten God and do not have God’s love in our hearts.

    Mark 7: 1-23 God At The Market Place The closing of chapter 6 is also the introduction to chapter 7 and our Gospel text. In which Jesus and his disciples have crossed Lake Galilee to the land at Gennesaret on the north-western bank of the lake. Gennesaret was a small, but a very fertile plain ...read more

  • Yeshua Changed The Focus From Regulations To Relationships

    Contributed by Randy Stephenson on Aug 30, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,797 views

    The purpose of a tzitzit for a Jew is to remind of a relationship offer by God. The purpose of keeping a journal for a Christian is to remind a Christian of a relationship offer by God.

    Grace to you and peace, from Him who is, and was, and who is to come. Yeshua Hamashia (Jesus Christ) came as the anointed of Adonai (Lord and Master), El Elyon (The Most High God), El Olam (The Everlasting God), El Shaddai (Lord God Amighty), Elohim (God), Ha Shem, Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will ...read more

  • The Intentions Of The Heart

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Aug 31, 2015
     | 6,306 views

    Within, is the place where change needs to begin... where good intentions are reflected by godly actions.

    Title: The Intentions of the Heart Text: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15 and 21-23 (Mark 7:1-23) Thesis: Within, is the place where change needs to begin… where good intentions are reflected by godly actions. Introduction There is a project in the works that is doing Depravity Standard ...read more

  • The Old And The New

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Jul 28, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,625 views

    Those who would serve the interests of God can do so by giving expression to joy in their lives. Those who feel God’s love have much to offer the hurting and disconnected in our world.

    We all have certain core traditions and beliefs that are important to us. They make us who we are, they define our own behaviours and the way we think other people should behave. That is what lies behind the Gospel passage from Mark that we heard a few minutes ago. As usual, the Pharisees and ...read more

  • Why Are There So Many Hypocrites In Church? Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 19, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,256 views

    Many skeptics use Christian hypocrites as an excuse for rejecting Christ. In this sermon, we make the distinction between sinners and hypocrites. Everyone in church is a sinner, but not everyone is a hypocrite.

    Introduction: A. One day Robert Redford, the famous actor, was walking through a hotel lobby, when a woman recognized him and ran over to him. 1. With great excitement, she gushed, “Are you the real Robert Redford?” 2. As the doors of the elevator closed, he replied, “Only ...read more

  • There Is A Pharisee In All Of Us

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jul 9, 2013
     | 6,198 views

    A sermon on Mark 7:1-23 on the teachings and traditions of the Pharisees (Material and outline taken from Dave Swavely's book, Who Are You to Judge?, chapter 7, Jesus and Legalism; HoHum from: http://www.sermons4kids.com/skin_deep.htm)

    HoHum: Isn't this a beautiful apple? The skin is so red and shiny. Just look how smooth it is. It has a beautiful shape and I don't see any spots that look like the bugs or worms have eaten into it. Yes, this is a really good apple. Oh, you might be thinking, "You can't tell if an apple is good ...read more

  • Stale Religion Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 30, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,911 views

    If you want to keep your relationship with Christ fresh and vital, don't focus on tradition and clean hands; instead, focus on scripture and a clean heart.

    Alan Kraft, in his book, Good News for Those Trying Harder, shares a story about a time when his wife borrowed his car and heard a CD he had loaded in the sound system. The song touched her. When she asked him about it, he was able to recite the lyrics, but had never thought much about their ...read more