Sermons on Mark

Why Jesus Went into the Water

Sermon Theme: Mark 1 Why do people go into the water? To cool off on a hot day, maybe to exercise. If it’s January 1, you might be part of the Polar Bear Club. To save someone from drowning. Why did Jesus go into the water at his baptism? He wasn’t a sinner, so he didn’t need forgiveness. Then why? Join us and find out why Jesus went into the water.

Father’s Day

Sermon Text: Mark 9:14-27 Join us at St. Paul’s on Father’s Day as we look into the Bible story of a father who will do whatever it takes to help his demon-possessed son. That reminds us of our heavenly Father who did whatever it took to help our souls get released from Satan’s clutches. Jesus healed the demon-possessed boy by the power of his Word. What’s surprising is that when the gospel (the good news about Jesus) comes out of…

Hands of Praise

Sermon Text: Mark 11:1-11 The words and actions of Jesus when he walked this earth are significant. Palm Sunday was a significant day, a celebration day in the life and ministry of Jesus. His full identity as Savior, both true God and true man, begins to be revealed.

Go Big or Go Home

Sermon Text: Luke 4:1-13 It was a custom known as “battle by champion.” Two opposing armies would send out their best warrior to fight each other. We’ve reserved your ringside seat for the ultimate “battle by champion.” In one corner the demons have their champion … Satan, the enemy of both God and humans. In the other corner is humanity’s only hope … Jesus Christ. He is both God and human. Both trying to derail each other’s master plan. It’s…

Be A Salty Disciple

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. A surgeon may need to go to extreme measures to save a person’s life. If a part of the body has a life-threatening infection it endangers the whole body. The surgeon would need to remove the infected part to save the person’s life. Join us to understand why Jesus would use that same picture in Mark’s Gospel.

Who is the greatest?

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text: Mark 9:30-37 Muhammad Ali boasted, “I am the greatest!” In almost every sport there is discussion about the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). Our society is obsessed with coming in first and seeking recognition for yourself. In our lesson this weekend, Jesus explains that greatness is about being last and serving others. That didn’t line up with his disciples’ viewpoint. What about being first and being served by others? That’s…

A Time to Pause

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Sermon Text: Mark 7:31-37 This weekend, America pauses to remember what happened 20 years ago. We will remember what happened on 9/11 with a special prayer and hymn at St. Paul’s. 20 years have passed, but the memories are fresh in the minds of those old enough to remember. This weekend, St. Paul’s pauses to remember what happened 125 years ago. The founders of this congregation recognized the need for Christian education…