Soli Deo Gloria

Sermons from October 2014

“Jesus Has Authority” Mark 5:1-43

Theme: Jesus has authority over men, spirits, illness, life and death.
Aim: Lay down your life to worship Christ by killing the idols to which our heart too often clings.
Jesus has…
(1) Authority over those living among the dead (Mark 5:1-13)
(2) Authority that stirs up the community (Mark 5:14-20)
a. Beggar 1 – “Jesus, please leave.”
b. Beggar 2 – “Jesus, please let me be with you.”
(3) More authority than any physician (Mark 5:21-34)
a. Jairus’ request (vv. 21-23)
b. Woman with the discharge (vv. 24-34)
(4) Authority to raise the dead (Mark 5:35-43).

“The Essence of the Kingdom” Mark 4:1-41

Theme: God’s kingdom will be revealed, grows through God’s Word, is not to be underestimated, and has a King Jesus Christ.
Aim: To grow in our understanding about God’s kingdom and pray that He will use His Word to establish His kingdom in and through us.
(1) Parables & Sharing the Gospel (Mark 4:1-13; 21-22)
a. Parables
b. Sharing the Gospel – Evangelism
(2) Response to the Gospel (Mark 4:14-20; 23-25)
a. The Response of the People – 4 Soils
b. Two ways to live
(3) The Power of the Gospel (Mark 4:26-29)
(4) Don’t Underestimate God’s Kingdom (Mark 4:30-34)
(5) Jesus, The King of God’s Kingdom (Mark 4:35-41)

“The Unity of the Kingdom” Mark 3:7-35

Theme: The only source of true Christian unity is found in Jesus Christ alone.
Aim: That God would help us to grow in our unity as disciples and as a family through Jesus Christ.
(1) The Importance of Hearing (Mark 3:7-12)
(2) The Purpose of Discipleship (Mark 3:13-21)
(3) The United Kingdom (Mark 3:22-30)
(4) The Family of Christ (Mark 3:31-35)

“King of Rest” Mark 2:18-3:6

Theme: We need the new King Jesus Christ over our old cold, violent, sinful hearts.
Aim: We face sorrow and trials in our lives, but if we have Christ we have a rest that nothing can touch.
(1) New vs. Old (Mark 2:18-22)
a. Why don’t Jesus’ disciples fast?
b. The wedding guests
c. Unshrunk cloth & new wine
(2) New – The King of Rest (Mark 2:13-14)
(3) Old – Sinful Violent Hearts (Mark 2:15-17)