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Worship 2020 (Page 2)

April 26, 2020 – The Third Sunday of Easter – Unrecognized

Acts 3:1-10 Healing at the Beautiful Gate; “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you, in the name of Jesus rise and walk.” Everywhere that Jesus goes, people know of his power. They recognize him, and they rush to bring the sick to Jesus. That’s how we would do it as well, I think. If we had…

April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday – With Terror and Amazement

Mark 16:1-8 Resurrection, empty tomb, and fleeing in fear. There is a meme about Jesus being a zombie. You can find it witheverything else, on the internet. In the 19th century, people were deathlyafraid of being buried alive, so much so that there were bells attached to astring that went into a coffin, so that if the buried person was alive, theycould…

April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday – Make the Next Move

Mark 11:1-11 – Triumphal entryMark 14:3-9 – Woman anoints Jesus at Bethany Something interesting happens in these passages. There’s acombination of audacity and direction that occurs. Before Jesus entersJerusalem, he sends the disciples in to get the donkey. The arrangementshave already been made. They are just to go and pick up the rental donkeyfor Jesus…

March 29, 2020 – The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Before it Collapses

Mark 13:1-8, 24-37            Coming out of the temple, the disciples are impressed by the size of the stones. They are impressed by the size of the buildings. Jesus is less than impressed. Jesus promises that one day, stone will not stay upon stone. That disturbs Peter, James, John, and Andrew. They want to know…

March 22, 2020 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent – It’ll be on the Test

Mark 12:28-44              This passage comes after 2 passages about Pharisees and Sadducees asking their pet questions to Jesus (Render unto Caesar and Resurrection). Following his answers, this scribe comes with his question. Like the two prior questions, it is a sort of test. What the scribe has in mind exactly, we don’t know.            Regardless of the scribe’s motivation, Jesus has…

March 15, 2020 – The Third Sunday in Lent – When He’s talking about Us

Mark 12:1-12 [13-17] Parable of the wicked tenants; paying taxes to Caesar           There is a power in this parable. That’s the whole point of parables. There’s a message that we can hear, or many messages that we can hear without being told straight out that we’re being idiots.           We hold onto the idea that we understand who is the cornerstone…

March 1, 2020 – The First Sunday in Lent – Setting Out

Mark 10:17-31 Rich man is called to sell all he has and follow Jesus. We had technical difficulties this Sunday. The sermon text is below.           As they journey towards Jerusalem, the disciples and Jesus have this encounter. It is an encounter that we have probably heard preached on a number of times over the years. And it is a passage that…

March 8, 2020 – The Second Sunday in Lent – How Can I Help You?

Mark 10:32-52 Passion prediction, Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, heals blind Bartimaeus.   I don’t know if James and John understand what they’re asking here. I do know that we are the ones who reap what they have sown. We are the ones who both benefit from and have to live into their brashness. Can you…