Pray Before Proceeding

Sermon from Sunday, February 4, 2024 Speaker: Rev. Doug de Graffenried Scripture: Mark 1:29-39 Sermon Transcript Our lesson this morning comes from the first chapter of Mark's Gospel, starting with the 29th Verse. As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the home of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Now, Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with the fever. And they told him. About her at Once. He came and took her by the Hand and lifted Her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to Serve Them. That evening at sundown, they brought him All who were sick or Possessed of a demon.…
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The Teacher

Sermon from Sunday, January 28, 2024 Speaker: Rev. Michael Cloud Scripture: Mark 1:21-28 Sermon Transcript Our scripture reading this morning comes from the gospel of Mark chapter one versus 21-28. Hear these words. They went to Capernaum when the Sabbath came. He entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, not as describes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, What have you to do with us? Jesus of Nazareth. Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are. The Holy one of God. But…
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Almost There

There are stories in the gospel about people who are “almost there.” We would characterize this person as a “good Methodist” but Jesus is always in the mode of challenging us to “go deeper” or to take “one step up.”

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Where Jesus Stands

There is a wonderful exchange between the blind man and Jesus. Jesus stands still for us to be in his presence. He also wants to know the truth, “What is it you want me to do for you?” This will be a reminder that the king of the universe is concerned about our daily affairs.

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Before You Walk Away

Rev. Doug de Graffenried Scripture Passage: Mark 10:17-31 Sermon Transcript Our lesson this morning comes from the 10th chapter of Mark's Gospel. Starting with the 17th verse. “As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and ask him, good teacher. What must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments, and you shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness. You shall not defraud. Honor your father and mother. He said…
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As a Child

Scripture Passage: Mark 10:13-16 Sermon Transcript From the 10th chapter of Mark's Gospel, these words. People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them. And the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, let the little children come to me. Do not stop them. For it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly, I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. I need to read that one again. Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as…
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