Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Sermon Archive (Page 2)

People Get Ready!

Sermon #52 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 13:1-37): Title: “People Get Ready!” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because all of us will stand before Him to be judged, we must prepare and be ready for the return of Jesus.”

Beware and Be Aware!

Sermon #51 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 12:38-44): Title: “Beware and Be Aware! ” Sermon in a Sentence: “Regardless of how impressive or meager the externals may be, God looks at the inward qualities of a person and condemns the self-sufficient heart gripped by pride, greed, and hypocrisy, and commends the humble, sacrificial, and devoted heart of one who is fully dependent upon Him.”

David’s Riddle: Whose Son is the Messiah?

Sermon #50 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 12:35-37): Title: “David’s Riddle: Whose Son is the Messiah?” Sermon in a Sentence: “As David’s Son and God’s Son (both human and divine), Jesus is the Messiah – sent to be our Savior – who must not only be David’s Lord, but yours and mine as well.”

So Close and yet So Far!

Sermon #49 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 12:28-34): Title: “So Close and yet So Far!” Sermon in a Sentence: “To move from being “close” to the kingdom to being “in” it requires more than simply embracing the command to love God and others; we must respond to the gospel call of the Savior who has perfectly lived out that command..”

One Bride for Seven Brothers: A Question about the Resurrection

Sermon #48 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 12:18-27): Title: “One Bride for Seven Brothers: A Question about the Resurrection” Sermon in a Sentence: “Through faith in Jesus who died and rose again, we are assured of God’s promise and power to raise us from the dead to a life that far surpasses our greatest imaginations.”

I Pledge Allegiance

Sermon #47 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 12:13-17): Title: “Allegiance to God’s sovereign rule requires rendering all that is due to the earthly authorities He has established and surrendering everything to Him in whose image we were made—the One who offers us salvation and eternal life through His Son.”

Encourage One Another

(Acts 11:19-26): Title: “Encourage One Another” “The life of Barnabas epitomizes a life devoted to others and sets a high standard of consistently seeking out avenues to encourage others so that the Kingdom of God is advanced.”

What the Empty Tomb Signifies

Sermon #46 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (28:1-10 ): Title: “What the Empty Tomb Signifies” “The empty tomb signifies that Jesus Christ has universal authority and that He is Lord.”

The Parable of the Vineyard Owner

Sermon #46 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 12:1-2): Title: “The Parable of the Vineyard Owner” Sermon in a Sentence: “Because Jesus is God’s only and beloved Son – the only sure foundation for our lives – to reject Him is to refuse God’s offer of mercy and grace and to invite His wrath.”

Jesus, the Authoritative Savior

Sermon #45 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 11:27-33): Title: “Jesus, the Authoritative Savior” “The origin and nature of Jesus’ authority supersedes all other authorities and necessitates our total submission to Him.”

Faith, Prayer, and Forgiveness

Sermon #44 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 11:22-26): Title: “Faith, Prayer and Forgiveness” – “Christ calls us to have a faith in God that results in a committed relationship with Him, is characterized by unwavering and confidant prayer, and is validated by a willingness to forgive, just as we have been forgiven.”

The Fig Tree, the Temple, and Christ’s Judgment

Sermon #43 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:46-52): Title: “He Brings Sight to the Blind” Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus is always ready to bring sight and salvation to those who will admit their spiritual blindness and their need to be saved, and trust in Him as Savior and Lord.”

The Misunderstood Messiah

Sermon #41 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 11:1-11): Title: “The Misunderstood Messiah” Sermon in a Sentence: When we fervently worship a messiah who we believe should fulfill our agendas and bring us comfort and prosperity, we fail to recognize the true Messiah who gave His life for others and calls us to surrender and follow Him.

He Brings Sight to the Blind

Sermon #40 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:46-52): Title: “He Brings Sight to the Blind” Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus is always ready to bring sight and salvation to those who will admit their spiritual blindness and their need to be saved, and trust in Him as Savior and Lord.

Greatness Is Serving

Sermon #39 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:23-31): Title: “Greatness Is Serving” Sermon in a Sentence: The gift of salvation-a blessing of infinite value that is worth every sacrifice-comes through faith in the finished work of Christ and is proof of God’s blessing upon your life, not material wealth and prosperity.

A Lesson on Riches, Redemption, and Rewards

Sermon #39 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:23-31): Title: “A Lesson on Riches, Redemption, and Rewards” Sermon in a Sentence: The gift of salvation-a blessing of infinite value that is worth every sacrifice-comes through faith in the finished work of Christ and is proof of God’s blessing upon your life, not material wealth and prosperity.

Jesus’ Encounter with the Rich Young Ruler

Sermon #38 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:17-22): Title: “Jesus’ Encounter with the Rich Young Ruler” Sermon in a Sentence: Eternal life is a treasure of infinite and all-surpassing worth-a gift from God that cannot be earned-and as such, it demands that those who receive it let go of anything that would dethrone Christ from His rightful position as Savior and Lord.

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Sermon #37 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:13-16): Title: “Jesus Loves the Little Children” Sermon in a Sentence: By welcoming and blessing little children, Jesus demonstrates that the kingdom of God belongs to the weak, helpless, and dependent who cannot earn their salvation, but rather, receive it by simple faith as an undeserved gift.

The Question about Divorce

Sermon #36 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 10:1-12 ): Title: “The Question about Divorce” Sermon in a Sentence: Since God designed marriage as a union between one man and one woman, singularly devoted to each other for life, we must not let our hearts that are hardened by sin and selfishness complicate and seek to undo His plan.

Christianity is Serious Business

Sermon #35 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:42-50): Title: “Christianity is Serious Business” Sermon in a Sentence: The serious business of being a Christian is expressed in these ways: through Jesus’ warning against causing others, or ourselves, to go astray, through His prediction of persecution, and through His command to have a positive impact upon the world and upon each other.