Encounters with Jesus

Sermon Series on the Book of Mark

Mark: Impractical Beauty

Sermon 13 in the Mark: Encounters with Jesus Series • August 27, 2017 • Todd Malone

The Gospel of Mark calls us to respond to Jesus by repenting, believing, and following Him. This week’s passage shows us the deep devotion of a woman who follows Jesus extravagantly.

Mark: Letting Go & Grabbing On

Sermon 12 in the Mark: Encounters with Jesus sermon series • August 20, 2017 • Jim Johnson

The approach to heaven can be confusing. At one time Jesus received a bunch of irresponsible kids and immediately after He sent away a super responsible man who had striven his whole life to obey and honor God. What must we know?

Mark: Bring them to Jesus

Sermon 11 in the Mark: Encounters with Jesus series • August 13, 2017 • Slade Rinehart

In this morning’s passage, Jesus encounters a group of children. In his response, he shows us how we should view children and what we can learn from them.

In Dependence

Sermon 10 in the Mark: Encounters with Jesus series • August 6, 2017 • Todd Malone

The Gospel of Mark calls us to respond to Jesus by repenting, believing, and following Him. This week’s passage contrasts belief and unbelief. It is also realistic that both are work within us.

Pointed Compassion

Sermon 9 in the Mark: Encounters with Jesus Series • July 30, 2017 • Todd Malone

Jesus’ ministry to Gentiles continues, but in a new location. Last week we saw Jesus care for a Gentile woman with a demon-possessed daughter. This week Jesus meets a Gentile man with significant physical challenges.

People of the Heart

Sermon 8 in the Mark: Encounters with Jesus series • July 23, 2017 • Jim Johnson

What is most important to righteous living; the right behavior or the right heart? Jesus contrasts the Pharisees to an obscure pagan woman to help us answer that question.

A Greater Faith

Sermon 7 in the Mark: Encounters with Jesus series • July 16, 2017 • Jim Johnson

Does God ever test our faith? If so, why does He do it and what does it look like? If there are tests of this nature ahead of us, then how should we prepare? We can learn much from a man named Jairus whose story began with a great faith in Jesus – but …

Man of the Tombs

Sermon 6 in the Mark: Encounters with Jesus Series • July 9, 2017 • Todd Malone

Mark 5 introduces us to another unnamed man who encounters Jesus. This man might be as desperate as anyone we meet in Mark. His crisis, impossible for any human to overcome, is no match for Jesus’ mercy.

Don't Lose Heart

Part 5 of the Encounters with Jesus sermon series • July 2, 2017 • Jim Johnson

Some of us may be plagued by heart disease – a calcification of that immaterial part of a human being where our mental, emotional and spiritual activities are centered. This is a condition that Jesus wants to expose and redeem.

The Ugly Truth

Part 4 of the Encounters with Jesus sermon series • June 25, 2017 • Todd Malone

Tax collectors were considered moral and social outcasts. Jesus and the Pharisees take very different approaches to relating to those kinds of people. Both approaches are still with us today.

The Deepest Dream

Part 3 of the Encounters with Jesus sermon series • June 18, 2017 • Adam McMahen

We all feel discontent at times. Have you ever wished for something more, something different? In this encounter, Jesus points us straight to the heart of the matter and shocks everyone watching.

With All Authority

Part 2 of the Encounters with Jesus sermon series • June 11, 2017 • Jim Johnson

A key word in the Gospel of Mark is authority. Does Jesus have it? If so, what does it look like and how should we respond?

A New Kind of Life

Part 1 of the Encounters with Jesus sermon series • June 4, 2017 • Todd Malone

The Gospel of Mark declares that Jesus, the Son of God, calls people to a new kind of life. This new life is lived by pursuing Jesus. Throughout the Gospel, Mark shows a variety of responses to Jesus.