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May 25
2014

The Long War

Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Mark

This week we are back in Mark 9:42-50 to look at Jesus' words regarding the seriousness of sin. Jesus gives us three warnings that address three particular areas of danger. He warns against putting the followers of Jesus at risk for sin, putting ourselves at risk for sin, and loosing our saltiness. Through all of these warnings Jesus calls us to hearts that honor Him over everything else, and to persevere in faith, considering ourselves a living sacrifice in worship to our King.

Audio | Mark 9:42-50
May 18
2014

The Unquenchable Fire

Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Mark

At this point in the story, Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem and is only months out from his death and resurrection. His public ministry is largely complete and he is now focused on training his disciples. So far, Jesus has given them lessons on the nature of faith and true greatness. Today, in Mark 9:42-50, Jesus raises two more important topics – the seriousness of sin and the reality of hell. Today, we will work through the humbling and horrible reality of hell. What did Jesus say and believe about hell? How should we understand and respond to it?

Audio | Mark 9:42-50
May 11
2014

True Greatness

Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Mark

Our hearts are hard wired for greatness. We all desire to live lives well spent. Jesus addresses this desire in Mark 9:30-41. The disciples are arguing over who is greatest among them, and Jesus uses the opportunity to teach them and us the meaning of true greatness. He who would be great must be last and servant of all. Jesus wants to turn our thinking right side up and seek the blessing of God and flourishing of others over ourselves.

Audio | Mark 9:30-41
May 4
2014

“I believe; help my unbelief!”

Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Mark

The first half of the book of Mark (1-8) primarily deals with the person of Jesus, while the back half (8-16) primarily deals with the purpose of Jesus. In chapter eight, Peter rightly identifies Jesus as the Christ, but Jesus turns their understanding of what that means upside-down by explaining that he must be betrayed, suffer, die and rise again. For the rest of Mark’s Gospel we follow Jesus on his way to Jerusalem. On his way, he spends focused time training his disciples – and us – on some crucial topics before he is gone. Today’s lesson from Mark 9:14-32, through a miraculous rescue of a demon possessed boy, is on faith – specifically, we learn about the focus of faith, the measure of faith and the nature of faith.

Audio | Mark 9:14-32
Apr 27
2014

The Glory of Jesus

Mark, Media, Sermons | by Pastor David Parker

Mark

Today, we’re going to look at the account of the transfiguration as recorded in Mark 9:2-13. Apart from the resurrection, it’s probably one of the most spectacular sections of the Gospel account. This is where we get a glimpse into the Glory of Jesus that He gave His disciples and us. But why is it so important? What does it actually mean? And what are we suppose to learn from it? We'll learn how Jesus is the object, key, and power of our worship, and how that shapes our lives.

Audio | Mark 9:2-13