The Gospel of Mark (Page 2)

The Gospel of Mark (Page 2)

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.

Mistakes that Compromise Your Christian Witness

Sermon #34 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:30-41): Title: “Mistakes that Compromise Your Christian Witness?” Sermon in a Sentence: To avoid mistakes that compromise our witness, we must focus on the cross and the sacrifice it demands, be willing to serve others and put ourselves last, and not criticize or tear down the work of fellow believers who seek to glorify Christ.

Why the Lord’s Supper?

Sermon #33 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Why the Lord’s Supper?” Sermon in a Sentence: By His death—at the hands of those He came to save—and His resurrection, Jesus grants pardon from sin and eternal, abundant life to all who trust in Him.

Faithlessness in the Valley

Sermon #32 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Faithlessness in the Valley” Sermon in a Sentence: Life in the valley, which is marked by evil, pain, and struggle, necessitates a faith in Jesus as Savior that prayerfully acknowledges our utter and complete dependence upon Him.

Look, Listen, and Learn!

Sermon #31 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 9:1-13): Title: “Look, Listen, and Learn!” Sermon in a Sentence: Jesus encourages and enables His people to follow Him on the cross-bearing path of self-denial by granting a glimpse of the glory that Christ and His people will have in the coming kingdom, and by speaking to us through His Word, which tells us of His plan to redeem His people through the cross and empty tomb.

Mark’s Pinnacle Passage

Sermon #30 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 8:27-9:1): Title: “Mark’s Pinnacle Passage” Sermon in a Sentence: Our hope for heaven depends upon our unashamed confession that Jesus is the crucified and resurrected Christ, which necessitates our commitment to follow Him all the way to the cross.

Jesus Heals a Blind Man

Sermon #29 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 8:22-26): Title: “A clear vision of Jesus sees Him as the Messiah who came to open blind eyes, and as the Savior who came to save you from your sins.”

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

Sermon #28 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 8:1-21): Title: “It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again” – The repeated demonstrations of our Lord’s compassion and grace call us away from the dangers of willful disbelief and dullness of heart to a life of faith and understanding that is fully satisfied in Him.”

Opened Ears and Loosened Tongues

Sermon #27 from the Series The Gospel of Mark (Mark 7:31-37): Title: “Opened Ears and Loosened Tongues” – Jesus is the promised Messiah, worthy of praise, whose death and resurrection have removed sin’s curse for those who place their faith in Him; He has opened deaf ears to hear and loosened mute tongues to proclaim this good news!