Sermons on Mark

Sermons on Mark

Jesus And The Sabbath

Sunday February 11 2024Reclaiming Rest: The Gift Of The SabbathJesus and The SabbathMark 2:23-28Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preachingSpecial Guest: Rev Brian Hardesty-CrouchScripture Reader: Ted Bernhard

Sell Everything

sunday July 2 2023He Said What: THe Difficult Words of JesusSell EverythingMark 10: 17-31Adam Lubbers

The Freedom of Forgiveness

Sunday February 6 2022The Freedom of ForgivEnessLeviticus 23:26-28Mark 10:35-38Ed Whipple “Forgiving is not forgetting; it’s actually remembering–remembering and not using your right to hit back. It’s a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you don’t want to repeat what happened.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931-2021) Scripture 26 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 27 Now, the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy…

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Week One

Sunday January 9 2022wILL the Real Jesus Please Stand UP?Week oneMark 8: 27-33Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are…

The Widow’s Way

Sunday november 7 2021The Widow’s WayMark 12: 38-44Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 38 As Jesus taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40 They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”41 He sat down opposite the…

Fear Not!

Sunday April 4 2021EasterFear Not!Mark 16:1-8 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?”…

Holy Disorientation

Sunday February 14 2021Holy DisorientationMark 9:2-9 CEBRev Jessica Wright 2 Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, 3 and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. 4 Elijah and Moses appeared and were talking with Jesus. 5 Peter reacted to all of this by saying to Jesus, “Rabbi, it’s good…