The King Has Come

Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees | Mark 8:11-21

The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” And he left them, got into the …

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The Man of Faith

The Conversion of Abraham | Genesis 12:1-9

This sermon was originally preached in 2015 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will …

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Ears to Hear | Mark 7:31-37

Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. And taking him aside from the crowd …

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The Five Solas

This sermon is quite different from my ordinary sermons because there are five short sermons (sermonettes, if you will) rather than one full-length exposition. Since Reformation Day fell upon a Sunday this year, I took a one-week break from studying The Gospel of Mark to have a Five Solas Sunday. The way service was structured …

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Let the Children Be Fed First | Mark 7:24-30

And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. …

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Evil Things Come from Within | Mark 7:14-23

And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” And when he had entered the house and left …

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Making Void the Word of God by Traditions | Mark 6:53-7:13

When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he came, …

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Vanity Under the Sun

Yet I Know That It Will Be Well | Ecclesiastes 8

You may have noticed that this sermon is not on the Gospel of Mark. I was invited to be a guest preacher at another church yesterday, and I was given Ecclesiastes 8 to preach. It was joyous to be back in Ecclesiastes again, and I pray that the sermon will be a blessing to you …

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Feeding the 5000 | Mark 6:30-44

The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a …

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The Death of John the Baptist | Mark 6:14-29

King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” But when …

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