Sermons on Mark
Men and women have sought to understand the will of God from the earliest days of creation. Let’s be honest, it isn’t easy. Yet scripture provides some guidance and examples to help us in our understanding to be able to discern the voice of our Shepherd.
In Mark 9 it looks like Jesus is taking things a little too far. But he’s urgently pleading with us to take sin more seriously in our lives. Will we listen and take action?
Our technology is amazing, but it can be exhausting. If we are going to respond to Jesus’ invitation to rest, it means we will have to turn some other things off.
We all enjoy others doing for us. If we aren’t careful, we can drift from being the servant Jesus has called us to be to wanting to be served. Even the disciples struggled with it. Listen in on how Jesus challenges them.
When we face criticism we can easily drift from God’s purpose for us. Ask yourself, “Who am I living for?” Don’t let the criticisms of others deflate and destroy God’s purpose in you.
Are there moments when you feel you are living in a world where you can’t see the way forward? In those moments of darkness we wish we had someone to take us by the hand and lead us forward. In our text today Jesus radically transforms a man’s life who is blind because the man refused to let Jesus pass him by. His pain is the very thing that leads him to cling to Jesus.
Faith, even mixed with doubt, unleashes the power of God. Jesus doesn’t need bullet-proof faith to work miracles, but he does need some expression of faith in him, however small it may be. If you are struggling or clinging to faith, don’t give up. Hold on to Jesus!
You might play prayer defense in response to difficult situations in your day. But when do you play prayer offense? Pastor Wes offers some prayer strategy to help you fight the battles. The conclusion to the series “Teach Us to Pray.”
Part of the rhythm of life is highs and lows. The disciples also experienced them in their life with Jesus. Be encouraged that God is working in both the highs and lows to shape you.
Our frantic and hurried life sometimes causes us to miss what God has in front of us. Jesus will teach us that hurry is the enemy of grace.
The Christmas story is told from four perspectives- all of which enlarge our understanding of what God was doing through birth of Jesus. Ultimately, their goal is more than information, but to lead us to a place of belief.