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Sermons on Mark

Transformed: By Grace

Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has…

Seedlings emerging from soil

I Believe

Immediately the father of the child cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:24 I don’t know if a seed knows why it sends its roots into the earth for nourishment… that’s just what seeds do. These days are part of planting season for us, in more ways than one. We, as humans, created…

When the walls crumble

As he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.” When he was sitting on the Mount of…

An Unexclusive Gospel

Mark 9:38-50 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil…

God for us, in us, with us

Jesus’ foundational identity, reclaimed in prayer, moved him away from the crowds that sought him.

He was better able to recharge his batteries, as it were, on his own. No, that’s not quite right. Jesus was better able– like all of us, to tap into God’s graciousness in solitude and serenity rather than in the midst of the maddening, demanding crowd. It is a gift that is necessary for all of us, and a gift that we too often dismiss, to our own detriment.