Sermons on Mark

Sermons on Mark

“Who God Thinks You Are” | Second Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday of Lent“Who God Thinks You Are”February 25, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And He continued questioning them:…

“Believe The Good News” | First Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player First Sunday of Lent“Believe The Good News”CommunionFebruary 18, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:9-15 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens [a]opening, and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him; 11 and a voice came from the heavens: “You are My beloved Son; in You I…

“Listen Up!” | Transfiguration Of The Lord

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Listen Up!”Transfiguration Of The LordBaptism SundayFebruary 11, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 9:2-9 2 And six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter, [a]James, and John, and *brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was [b]transfigured before them; 3 and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 And Elijah appeared to them along with Moses; and they were…

“More Than You Know”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “More Than You Know”Fourth Sunday After EpiphanyJanuary 28, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:21-28 21 They *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began to teach. 22 And they were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried…

“Gone Fishin'”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Gone Fishin’”Third Sunday After EpiphanyJanuary 21, 2024Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith Mark 1:14-20 14 After John had been arrested,[a] Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: 15 “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” [b] 16 As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;…

“Between What Was And What Will Be”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Between What Was An d What Will Be”Baptism Of The LordJanuary 7, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:4-11 4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, [a]preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. 6 John was…

“Good News Begins Here”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Good News Begins Here”Second Sunday of AdventDecember 10, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:1-8 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, 2 just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I am sending My messenger [a]before You, Who will prepare Your way; 3 The voice of one calling [b]out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!’” 4 John…

“What Keeps You Awake At Night?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “What Keeps You Awake At Night”First Sunday of AdventDecember 3, 2023Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith Mark 13:24-37 24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds…

“When Do You Give it All?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 12:38-44   38 And in His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like personal greetings in the marketplaces, 39 and seats of honor in the synagogues, and places of honor at banquets, 40 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive all the more condemnation.” 41 And Jesus sat down…

“God’s Questions Answered?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost Mark 12:28-34   28 One of the scribes came up and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the [a]foremost of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The [b]foremost is, ‘Hear, Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one; 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with…

“What Is Seen Cannot Be Unseen”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost Mark 10:46-52   46 Then they *came to Jericho. And later, as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a beggar who was blind named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many were…

“What Do You Want From God?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost Mark 10:35-45  35 [a]James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, *came up to [b]Jesus, saying to Him, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.” 36 And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” 37 They said to Him, “[c]Grant that we may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your…

“It’s Good News! Remember?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 10:17-31   17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do so that I may inherit eternal life?” 18 But Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit…

“In The Name Of Jesus”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 9:38-50  38 John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 For the one who is not…

“Questioning God”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 9:30-37  30 From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it. 31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be [a]delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later.” 32 But they…

“Are You Winning Or Losing?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 8:27-38  27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.” 29 And He continued by questioning them, “But who do you say that I am?”…

“Where Do You Draw The Line?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23  Mark 7:1-8 Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2 they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands,[a] thus observing the tradition of the elders; 4 and…

“Know What You Need”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 6:30-34, 53-56  30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33 Now…

“Welcome And Rejection”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 6:1-13  6 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! 3 Is not…

“Made Well”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 5:21-43  21When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23 and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on…

“When Life Tumbles In”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday After Pentecost Mark 4:35-41  35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But…

“Sweating the Small Stuff”

Palm Sunday Mark 11:2-6 2 and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’”4They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they…

“Things That Changed You”

Second Sunday In Lent Mark 8:31-38 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are…

“First Sunday In Lent”

First Sunday In Lent Holy Communion Mark 1:9-15 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. 11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” 12And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13He…

“Your Turn To Preach”

Transfiguration of the Lord Holy baptism Mark 9:2-10 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings,…

“Refusing To Get Old”

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany Holy Baptism Mark 1:21-28 21 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, 24 and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I…

“Stuck?”

Third Sunday After Epiphany Mark 1:14-20 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news[a] of God,[b] 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near;[c] repent, and believe in the good news.”[d] 16 As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will…

“Keep The Compliments Coming”

Baptism of the Lord Mark 1:4-11 4 John the baptizer appeared[a] in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 He proclaimed,…

“Children, Don’t Get Weary…”

First Sunday Of Advent Mark 13:24-37 24 “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. 27 Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the…