Category Archives: Sermons and articles on the Gospel of Mark

098. What Do You Want Jesus To Do For You? Mark 10:35-45

(Adapted from a sermon preached at Winter Park, Florida on Sunday 21 October 2012) We are looking at the words from our Gospel passage. James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, … Continue reading

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089. Humans. Basically Good? Or Prone To Evil? Mark 7:20-23

Someone once said to me, “I don’t think the description of the Fall of humankind in Genesis 3 is relevant for today. Humans are basically good.” I felt like saying, “Brother, what planet have you come from? It’s certainly not … Continue reading

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063. Sermon on Mark 8:31-38. “The Need To Commit Oneself To Jesus.” (Jesus Is Coming Ready or Not).

Imagine going from being dux of the class to the bottom of the class through making one big mistake. That’s what Peter did in this story. At one moment he is hailed as proclaiming an amazing truth that not many … Continue reading

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061. The Baptism and Temptation of Jesus. Jesus’ Ministry And Ours. Mark 1:9-15

What would you do if there was a man going around your local streets yelling out day after day, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Mat 3:2. You’d take notice, especially when you saw he was dressed in … Continue reading

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059. The Transfiguration Of Jesus And Our Transfiguration. Mark 9:2-9

Can you remember watching a play, a ballet or an opera and suddenly the lights faded and the spotlight fell on the main character? You were dazzled at the intensity of the brightness. His or her white garments glowed like … Continue reading

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058. Jesus. His Willingness And Ability To Heal. Mark 1:40-45

The Healing Service in St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney has been operating almost every Wednesday night for the last 51 years. In that time thousands of people have received various degrees of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. There are also hundreds of … Continue reading

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056. Jesus Sets The Captives Free. Mark 1:21-28.

Jesus began His ministry with the news that the kingdom of God had come in Himself. That meant that He would be operating with Kingdom authority in the various aspects of His ministry. God’s power would be at work through … Continue reading

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