SERMONS


Study Date
Teacher
Scripture
Series
Title
Media
Study Introduction

6/10/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 7

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
What makes us Clean?

Mark records the longest confrontation between Jesus and the religious leaders and it is on the topic of clean hands. Jesus is quite stern with both His accusers and His disciples in this passage. Some would say perhaps Jesus is having a bad day and has had it. It really cuts to the heart of the reason of why Jesus had to come to Earth. Judaism (and religion as a whole) had been reduced to acts and actions. We too are susceptible to the false thinking that God is more pleased with my actions than my heart…

6/3/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 6

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Walking on Water

From the feeding of the 5,000+, immediately the Gospels record the incident of Jesus walking on water. This is a story filled with confusion and fear from the disciples. Jesus sends the disciples on ahead while He stays to tidy up and pray. Once again the sea proves to be a menace to these veteran sailors, and once again Jesus uses adversity to challenge their faith…

5/27/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 6

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
The Feeding of the 5,000+

The story of the feeding of 5,000 men (plus women and children) is a well-known story in the life of Christ. Many look at this as simply a good lesson on spreading wealth or a socialistic lesson from Jesus. It is a true miracle though, not just a social lesson.

5/20/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 6

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
The Death of John the Baptist

Mark looks back to a previously untold historical event dealing with the death of John the Baptist. Jesus successful ministry has prompted speculation that John arose from the dead and took over Jesus ministry. This is a great story to emphasize the dangers of sin that is not dealt with in our lives…

5/13/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 6

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Incredible Unbelief and its Important Lessons

Mark introduces us to an uncomfortable moment I am sure with the disciples. They have just been eyewitnesses to Jesus great power know they see that not everyone is as impressed as they are. Jesus is rejected by those who know Him best and this will be a very important lesson. Not everyone we minister to will accept our message and Savior…

5/6/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 5

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Daughters

This section of Mark intertwines two seemingly separate events. In actually both emphasize the other and point to the absolute power of Jesus over desperate physical issues. Two seemingly separate and random events remind us that no matter what we go through, Jesus is there for us. He is never too late and never powerless to help in our time of need…

4/29/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 5

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
The Gerasene Demoniac

Mark continues his dramatic miracle section with a retelling of Jesus miraculous healing of an incredibly demonized man. This is a story uncomfortable for many in church today. Demons seem to be the stuff of crazy Hollywood movies or fairy tales or myths. Throw in the uncomfortable idea of 2,000 dying pigs and it is a story usually avoided; but great truth can be learned…

4/22/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 4

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
The Great Storm

Mark’s first “nature” miracle involves Jesus and the sea. The Sea of Galilee and the surrounding region are the center of Jesus ministry. It is a primary back drop to most of what Jesus does; but in this miracle it takes center stage. What is usually an easy sail assisted row across the lake turns into a death match…

4/15/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 4

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
God’s Kingdom Parables

Agriculture dominated the world of Jesus Day. He used the familiarity of farming in His everyday teaching with great effect. He used various farming analogies to demonstrate how God was growing His kingdom. We can learn much about how God is working today from looking back at Jesus illustrations…

4/8/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Easter
What is Easter?

We are celebrating Easter today; the Eastern churches celebrate it next week. Easter is a time filled with traditions, some which are religious, some family focused and other culturally based. What does Easter mean to you? We are going to think about Easter today from the Bible and seek to be reminded why Easter is so important...

4/1/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Palm Sunday: Communion

3/25/2012

Missionaries to Brasil: Tim & Martia Franklin

Mark 9-14

Missionaries
Help My Unbelief

3/18/2012

Pastor Greg Olson

Mark 4

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Can You Here Me Now?

Can you hear me now? Jesus calls us to really hear what he has to say about who he is and what he came to do. True hearing results in following Jesus all the way and produces fruit in our lives that only God can bring about. So will you truly listen?

3/11/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 3

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
True Family

Family was a huge part of Judaism. Many of the commandments focused on the family relationship and the need for a strong family. Jesus came to re-establish God’s original intent and demolish the trappings that the religions leaders of His day had set up. Family was important to Jesus, but not at the sacrifice of obeying God. Is family more important to you than God?

3/4/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 3

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Friends and Foes

The time has come, as Jesus ministry expands, to select some helpers. He is surrounded by enemies and needy people and needs some that He can trust and task assignments too. He demonstrates for us some warning signs as well as principles on who to partner with…

2/26/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 2

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Feasting and Fasting

Tax season is upon us soon, and no one likes to pay them! There is nothing new as Solomon reminds us in Ecclesiastes and the tax collectors of Jesus day were even more hated than the Internal Revenue Service is today. Jesus runs head first into controversy by befriending one of the ancient IRS agents…

2/19/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 2

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Forgiveness vs. Paralysis

One of the most unique miracles happens in this section of scripture. 4 friends bring a paralyzed friend to Jesus for healing, while Jesus is being examined by the scribes. Jesus confronts the real problem of the man—sin before dealing with the perceived problem—not being able to walk. God has called us to deal with the real problems of people, so are we? Have we experienced God’s forgiveness? Or are we paralyzed in fear and religion?

2/12/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 1

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Weariness in Ministry

Jesus ministry rapidly takes off and He is quickly inundated with people needing help. In some ways His initial success would be something to envy, but He did not let it go to His head. He knew people and knew how fickle they are. He Himself had His limits and we see Him needing to spend time with the Father…

2/5/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 1

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Powerful Start to Ministry

Mark jumps right into the ministry of Jesus by describing an incident with Jesus in the synagogue at Capernaum, his adopted hometown. Right away we see the cosmic battle displayed in a skirmish between God and the evil one. Jesus demonstrates to His new disciples that He was no ordinary Rabbi and that they were on the beginning of a wild ministry ride together…Jesus is still radically changing lives…

1/29/2012

Pastor Phil Perry

Mark 1

God’s Servant: The Gospel according to Mark
Fishers of Men

The beginning of Jesus ministry finds Jesus in an unlikely location with unlikely followers preaching an unappealing message. Mark leaves more questions unanswered, but perhaps that is the point. Jesus was not what was expected, the perfect savior for a people experiencing unexpected persecution.