Messages on Gospel of Mark
The healing stories that we find in Mark 5:21-43 talk about faith and its relation to healing. But what do these two stories about Jairus’ 12 year old daughter and the woman with hemorrhages tell us today? What do they say to the patient dying of a terrible disease who lived a life of great faith and service? What do they say to the parents of children at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga or St. Jude’s in Memphis?
In our Gospel lesson for today, Mark 4:35-41, Jesus and his disciples are crossing the lake in a boat when a bad storm overtakes them. Jesus is asleep at the back of the boat when the disciples wake him, shouting “teacher, don’t you care that we are about to drown?” Jesus reacts by calling out “Peace. Be still!” and the lake becomes calm once again. And he asks them, “why are you frightened? Don’t you have faith yet?” Being a…
What does it mean for us to grow into this new creation that Paul is speaking of in 2 Corinthians 5:6-17? What does the new creation have to do with the kin-dom of God that Jesus is speaking of in Mark 4:26-34? Join us for worship on this 3rd Sunday after Pentecost.
Home, family, and renewal. What does it mean for Jesus? What does it mean for us? Mark 3:19-35 and 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 are the scriptures on this 2nd Sunday after Pentecost. We will share in Holy Communion, so go ahead and gather your juice and bread (whatever you have) so we can celebrate together. Please register your attendance by commenting below.
Christ is risen!Christ is risen, indeed! Join us for our Easter worship service for 2021. It has been a long year and the protocols are still in effect. But we are worshipping together this year. There is still a long way to go, but we will get there together.
In the story of the Transfiguration, Jesus is changed and the disciples are astounded. The voice from heaven says “this is my son, the beloved, listen to him!” Our scritpures this morning are 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; and Mark 9:2-9. What does is mean to “listen to Jesus?” Join us in this service of worship from Transfiguration Sunday 2021, February 14.
This morning, we continue in the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel. Simon takes Jesus and the disciples home for a meal following the Sabbath service where Jesus taught with authority and exorcised a demon from a man. As they arrive, Simon tells them that his mother-in-law is sick. Jesus, without hesitation, goes to the woman, takes her by the hand, and instantly she is healed of her illness. She then immediately begins to serve them. Join us this morning as Pastor Wayne…
What does “teaching with authority” have to do with demons? Join us for worship this morning and see. Our texts are Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; and Mark 1:21-28. Evil is active in our world today. However it is overcome by the light of Christ that shines in us. Take authority in Jesus’ name and banish the evil around us.
What was it about Jesus that attracted the disciples to the point that when he said, “follow me,” they dropped everything and followed him immediately? What prevents us from doing that today? Join us this morning as Pastor Wayne explores following Jesus on this third Sunday after the Epiphany. Our scriptures are Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; and Mark 1:14-20.
Today we celebrate Baptism of the Lord Sunday. Part of the imagery of Baptism is the call to repentance. With the events of the past week in our Nation’s capital, I believe that we need spend some time repenting… both as a nation and as individuals. Repentance doesn’t means saying “I’m sorry, God” for inconsequential things. Repentance is a full 180 degree change in attitude and latitude that refocuses our attention on what is important… and boy do we need…