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Oct 12
2014

The False Trial

Gospel of Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Gospel of Mark

Today, in Mark 14:53-15:15, we read about Jesus's (false) trial. The scene is dark, Jesus is alone, and the outlook is grim. His friends have abandoned him. The religious leaders are out to trap him. False witnesses spew lies about him. The government is not sure what to do with him. Roman soldiers abuse him. In a word, Jesus is completely abandoned. From this point on, what Jesus has come to do, he has to do it by himself.

Audio | Mark 14:53-15:15
Oct 5
2014

The Garden

Gospel of Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Gospel of Mark

We are in the final weeks of our study of the Gospel of Mark. Today we reach the famous scene that takes place in the garden of Gethsemane in Mark 14:27-52. If the storm clouds were forming over Jesus during His last supper with the disciples, the plot turns completely dark here. Due to our familiarity with this story it is easy to miss how much of a thematic shift takes place in the garden.

Audio | Mark 14:27-52
Sep 28
2014

The Last Supper

Gospel of Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Gospel of Mark

In Mark 14:1-26 there is a noticeably dramatic transition in the story of Jesus. The story turns to Jesus' end as the crucifixion is approaching and He spends His last meals with disciples and followers. Mark begins this section with asking the reader to examine their hearts through the recounting of a woman who gives her most treasured and valuable possession to anoint Jesus' feet. He then tells of the last Passover meal where Jesus declares through the symbols of bread and wine that all prior acts of deliverance, sacrifice, and salvation of Israel point to Him, and the blood He would pour out for many. We will see that the constant portrayal of discipleship is of those who will go all in for the love of their Lord, and are asked if we will actively receive Jesus for relationship with Him and become a new family.

Audio | Mark 14:1-26