Sermons on Mark

Sermons on Mark

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…

Refresh: Community

Sunday February 7 2021Refresh: CommunityMark 12:29-31; John 13:34-35 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” MARK 12:29-31 NRSV 34…

Fear . . . and Faith: Week Two

Sunday September 6 202011:00am GatheringPraise Him! Praise Him!MJ Wright Welcome & Prayer Rev Jessica Wright Song of PraiseMighty To Save (CCLI 4591782)Resonate Transition to PrayerScott Horton Hymn of Prayer Be Thou My Vision (CCLI 7056332)UMH 451: Verses 1-3Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Jessica WrightJosh Vigran Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude Moment Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeBecause He Lives (CCLI 16880)MJ Wright Message IntroductionRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture ReadingMark 5:1-20 NRSVSusan Hale 1 They came…

Fear . . . And Faith: Week One

Sunday August 30 202011:00am GatheringSearch With All Your Heart (Buckwalter)Carillon Bells Welcome & Prayer Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of PraiseStand In Your Love (CCLI 7107821)Resonate Transition to PrayerCheryl Esbrook Hymn of Prayer It Is Well With My Soul (CCLI 25376)UMH 377: Verses 1-4 & RefrainChancel Choir, Orchestra, Organ Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude Moment Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudePeace Be Still (CCLI 7084363)Resonate Intro to MessageRev Mary…

Give

Mark 12:38-44 Our talents, our gifts, and our resources are what God uses to bring about God’s will on earth. Not at the expense of the most vulnerable brothers and sisters, but out of the abundance that so many of us experience. God is faithful and there is enough for everyone when we learn to share. John Wesley believed that life, all of it, is a gift to be given away. He is credited with saying, “Earn all you can, save…

Seeing Differently

Mark 9:2-9 We’re called to share the divine spark that dwells within us. But the world may not love us when we show up soul first. It may not be agreeable when we offer love first and leave judgment for God. When the image of God within us and through us becomes visible–when we are transformed–the systems of the world may reject us and marginalize us and seek to silence us. It doesn’t mean that the life of faith is…