Sermons on Mark

Sermons on Mark

Don’t Get in the Way of Faith

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost Jump to the sermon in the recording BONUS: Jump to the Baptism in the recording Service Booklet – you will also need a Book of Common Prayer This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 9:38-50 38 John said to him, ‘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…

The G.O.A.T.

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 18:33 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 9:30-37 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, ‘The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.’ 32But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid…

Who Are You?

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:18 in the recording Apologies for the odd format of the video Service Booklet Today’s Readings Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ 28And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ 29He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered…

Unwritten Rules

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:13 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 7:24-37 24 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin.…

An Affair of the Heart

Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 24:00 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 1 Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3(For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing the tradition of the elders; 4and they do not eat anything from…

The Meat in the Middle

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 21:35 in the recording Service Booklet This Week’s Readings Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going…

God is in Charge

aka Not My Farewell Sermon Banner Photo credit: Summer Green Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 21:46 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 6:14-29 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ 15But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ 16But when Herod…

When God Says No

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 19:23 in the recording Service Booklet Liturgical Calendar for Readings Epistle: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 2I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows. 3And I know that such a person—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows— 4was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are…

Access Through Faith

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:45 in the recording Service Booklet Liturgical Calendar for Readings Gospel: Mark 5:21-43 21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her,…

God in the Boat

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 4:35-41 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ 36And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke…

The Seed Implanted Within

Third Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 18:15 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 26 He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ripe,…

Making Way for New Things

Second Sunday after Pentecost Sermon starts at 14:42 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 20and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’ 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.’ 23And he called them to him, and spoke…