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Mark 8:34-9:1 (Jesus: What it means to follow Him, part 1)

For the past two years I have said at the beginning of every other sermon that Mark is showing us what it means to be a follower of Jesus. He wants us to know who we are following and what it looks like to follow Him. We have observed Jesus calling the disciples to follow Him, Jesus revealing Himself through His actions and words, and we have seen the disciples obey and disobey, understand and be confused. We have seen them doubt and believe. We have watched them grow as followers of Jesus. They represent us.

Jesus has just finished telling them about the suffering, rejection, and death He must endure. He also told them that He would resurrect three days later. They did not understand this. They still had a lot to learn. Jesus told them about His cross, but now He is about to tell them about their cross.[i] Continue reading

Mark 1:2-8 Jesus: Worth Talking About

These are my notes from a sermon series I did through the gospel of Mark. It has not been proofed for grammatical or spelling errors. I present it to you as-is. 

Have you ever had to prepare the way for someone?

  • For example, you know someone is coming over to your house who has had surgery and has a hard time walking or an elderly person who struggles to keep their balance. Since you know they are coming over you prepare the way for them. You make sure the toys are picked up so they don’t step on them or and in some cases you move the furniture a little bit to make a straighter and smoother path for them to get where they need to go.

In a similar way, you and I are used by God to prepare the way for the gospel to enter into someone’s life. By the way the live and treat others God uses us to remove some emotional clutter and theological baggage that is keeping people from believing in and following Jesus. You make it easier for the gospel to get to them. Continue reading

Mark 1:1 Jesus: Worth Following

These are my notes from a sermon series I did through the gospel of Mark. It has not been proofed for grammatical or spelling errors. I present it to you as-is.

Today we start a new sermon series. We are going to take a hard look at what the gospel is, who Jesus really is, and what it means to follow Jesus throughout our lives and in very practical ways. Continue reading

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