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Omission

We’re going to be at the end of Mark today. We’ve been following Jesus around all summer through the gospel of Mark (because that seems like a good thing for the church to do)
and last week we saw Jesus executed. The great action-hero of Mark 
did exactly what he had Read more…

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Obvious

We’re going to be in Mark 15 today. We’re nearing the end of summer— I mean, school has started, can we even call it summer anymore?—
so that means we’re nearing the end of our journey through Mark. We have this week and next week 
and then we’ll be done. Since Read more…

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Figs

We’re going to be in Mark 11 today. (11.7-25) When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those Read more…

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Request

We’re going to be in Mark 10 today, so I invite you to turn there. There are four Sundays left in August and that means 
we’ve got four more Sundays in the gospel of Mark. As a community we’ve been following Jesus around this summer. We’ve been trying to watch Read more…

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Mountaintop

We’re going to be in Mark 9 today. This summer we’ve been following Jesus around the gospel of Mark and asking ourselves, “What would it look like for us to take this guy seriously?” What would it look like for us— here, now, in this room, as a part of Read more…

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Winning

We’re going to be in Mark 8 today, so you’re invited to turn there. Through the summer, we’ve been following Jesus around. More specifically, we’ve been following Jesus through the gospel of Mark,
and we’ve been asking ourselves, “What would it look like for us to take Jesus seriously?” This journey Read more…

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Stronger

We’re going to be in Mark 3 today—verses 20-35. Through the end of the summer (the end of August) we as a community are following Jesus— watching what he’s doing, listening to what he’s saying— and asking, “What would it look like for us to take this guy seriously?” More Read more…

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Angry

We’re going to be Mark 3 today. We’re in our fourth week of following Jesus around the gospel of Mark to watching what Jesus does and hearing to what Jesus says and asking ourselves: “what would it look like for us to take this guy seriously?” Today we’re reaching one Read more…

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Questions

We’ve decided that through the end of August we’re going to follow Jesus around the gospel of Mark. Jesus seems pretty central to the whole Christian thing— he’s the one, after all, who puts the “Christ” in Christian, so it seems like a good idea for us to follow him Read more…

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Secret

(1.14-20) After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Read more…

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Cursing Figs

After figuring out how to share audio with my last post, I decided to share another.  This is a sermon that I preached on March 21 at Mosaic.  As a church, we were exploring the key events of the life of Jesus as Easter approached.  In this sermon I try Read more…