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Sermons on Mark

‘I want to be clean!’

With the Coronavirus outbreak, we are constantly being reminded of the importance of clean hands and self-isolation if we display certain symptoms. In this passage, Jesus encounters a leper who knew all about isolation and just wanted to be clean. Jesus was willing to make him clean in order for him to worship the living…

Called with Purpose

Jesus calls a most unlikely person to follow him. Does life have meaning and purpose? Can it be known by ordinary people? Mark 2:13-17 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Calls Levi 13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as…

Don’t Delay

This message begins emphasising the brevity of time; then moves to the unchanging nature of God’s Words. The passage shows how we are to live in light of both truths and we are not to be led astray. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Mark 13:31 English…

Sin is bad

Sin is bad 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Mark 15:34 English Standard Version (ESV)

Rejected

Examine afresh the attitudes of  those at Jesus’ crucifixion. Are we any different? Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. 2…

Excluded

What is Jesus’ response to the excluded, or somebody society rejects? What about you? Jesus Cleanses a Leper 40 And a leper[a] came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to…