Sermons from June 2015

Mark 3:7-19

Pastor Steve takes us through the middle section of Mark 3 where Jesus prays (all night, Luke tells us) before selecting the twelve disciples that will make up his inner circle. Steve gave us the backstory on the disciples we know more about from the rest of the New Testament and discussed why Jesus would…

Mark 2:18-28

In the final two sections of Mark chapter 2, Jesus deals head on with the religious expectations of the Pharisees, revealing their intense care for rituals and traditions of men over and above the state of the heart. Jesus deals with both their outward pride over their fasting as well as their refusal to understand…

Mark 2:13-17

Sometimes we don’t get the full effect of the scenes in the Bible–so Pastor Steve took time to explain the role and reputation of a tax collector during the time that Jesus walked the streets of Galillee. Having done that we understand the power of the story of Matthew (Levi) being called by Jesus to…