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Worship 2020 (Page 3)

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…

February 16, 2020 – The Sixth Sunday After Epiphany – Inside Out

Mark 7:1-23 What defiles one comes from within           There’s a lot going on here, and we need to be careful not to make this about all the ways that the Jews are unfaithful. As so often happens, people in the crowd are looking to defame the followers of Christ, and therefore Christ. They want to know why the disciples don’t wash…

February 9, 2020 – The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany – Unprepared

Mark 6:1-29 Jesus rejected at Nazareth; sending of the Twelve; death of John the Baptist. Jesus is the only one who knows what’s going on in this passage. It’s a long chunk of text, and not quite chronological, but Jesus is the only one who seems to have a grip on what’s going on.                     In the synagogue on the Sabbath, in…

February 2, 2020 – The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany – Interrupted

Mark 5:21-43                                               Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter and the woman with the flow of blood.           Again Jesus crosses over to the other side. Getting out, a crowd is gathered waiting to see Jesus. A leader of the synagogue comes to see Jesus, with a daughter who is close to death. Jesus goes with Jairus.                     And on the way something happens. The…