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Making a Level Playing field

| Link to Sermon Audio    Luke 3:1-6 1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,…

“Are we there yet?”

| Luke 21:25-36 The Coming of the Son of Man  ‘There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the…

The King of Love

| John 18:33-37 33 Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35Pilate replied, “I am not Jewish, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me….

Living in Hope

| Mark 13:1-8 As Jesus came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what large stones and what large buildings!” 2Then Jesus asked him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.” 3When Jesus was sitting on the…

What should I give to God?

| Mark 12:38-44 38As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers….

The Great Rule of Love

| Mark 12:28-34 The First Commandment One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, ‘Which commandment is the first of all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love…

Reformation Sunday – God reforming our sight

| Mark 10:46-52 The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of…

The Rich Young Man

| Mark 10:17-31 – The Rich Man  As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know…

Jesus on Divorce

| Mark 10:2-16 2Some Pharisees came, and to test Jesus they asked, “Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?” 3Jesus answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4They said, “Moses allowed a husband to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” 5But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses…

You can’t stop what God is doing

Mark 9:38-50 – Warnings to those who obstruct the faith 38John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will…