Sermons from the Book of Mark

 

Date: November 13, 2011

Ascend! Follow the Path of Jesus Christ

Situation: Pastor Darryl Handy preached for First Alliance Church in Franklin, NC.

Sermon Title: Ascend! Follow the Path of Jesus Christ

Sermon Text: Mark 1:14-22

Summary: Down with hypocrisy. Down with the false gospels of churchiness, good works, “fix yourself up,” “I’m avoiding judgment from Christians.” Up with the authentic, life-changing, life-giving, insanely beautiful and honest Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus said it himself, “repent and believe the Gospel.” Do you know what it is? Are you living according to it? Tune in with us…

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Date: May 8, 2011

Sermon Text: Mark 3:20-21; 31-35

Go Together or Go Alone...Together

Sermon Title: Go Together or Go Alone…Together

Summary: Family is such a blessing, isn’t it? The comfort, encouragement and strength that a family can provide are unparalleled in most of life. Unfortunately, the great potential for family to bless also leads to great destruction when the family fails. God has given a wonderful remedy for the pain and of family failure, check it out with us here…

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August 22, 2010 –

Sermon Text: Mark 12:28-30

Sermon Title: Making First Things First

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August 29, 2010 –

Sermon Text: Mark 12:31

Sermon Title: Lift High the Banner of God!

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September 5, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 12:32-34

Sermon Title: I Accept!

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September 12, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 12:35-37

Sermon Title: Exalt the Incomparable Shepherd (This Shepherd Is God and Man: Listen to Him)

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September 19, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 12:38-40

Sermon Title: Exalt the Incomparable Shepherd Part II (This Shepherd Sees and Protects: Trust Him)

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Sermon Text: Mark 12:41-44

Sermon Title: Exalt the Incomparable Shepherd Part III (This Shepherd Looks at the Heart: Give Him Your All)

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October 10, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 13:1-8

Sermon Title: Christ-Followers Fix their Focus

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October 24, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 13:9-13

Sermon Title: En Garde!

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October 31, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 13:14-37

Sermon Title: Faithful Life at DEFCON-5

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November 7, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 14:1-11

Sermon Title: Jesus: Mover of Men

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November 14, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 14:12-21

Sermon Title: Jesus is the Light; Watch the Reflectors

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November 21, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 14:22-25

Sermon Title: The Lord’s Supper & Communion

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Date: December 5, 2010

Cruisers Enjoy the Ride

Sermon Text: Mark 14:26-42

Sermon Title: Cruisers Enjoy the Ride

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Summary: What’s the difference between a super-long, exhausting trip and a super-long trip you enjoy? For drivers, the difference is cruise control. For Christians, the difference is living in God’s power versus your own. Mark 14:26-42 helps us see & learn.

Date: January 30, 2011

Linen, Lies and Life at the Trading Post

Sermon Text: Mark 14:51-52

Sermon Title: Linen, Lies & Life at the Trading Post

(Part 1 of 3 from the series: Linen, Lies &Life at the Trading Post)

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Summary: Every day we make crucial decisions; we’re trading one thing for another. We can’t retrieve the choices we make, no matter how hard we try. So the question is this: Will you choose to follow Jesus no matter the cost? He’s worth it!

Date: February 20, 2011

Even From Death, Life

Sermon Text: Mark 14:53-65

Sermon Title: Even From Death: Life!

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Summary: How do we respond when people we should trust fail us? What about when we’re being falsely accused? What about when we’re physically attacked? In His shining, and terrible hour, Jesus provided a powerful example for us to follow in His strength.

Date: February 6, 2011

The Truth About Lies

Sermon Text: Mark 14:66-72

Sermon Title: The Truth About Lies

(Part 2 of 3 from the series: Linen, Lies & Life at the Trading Post)

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Summary: What’s it cost to tell the truth? Sometimes, very high. What is the cost of telling lies? Eternal. God puts a high value on loving, speaking and living by the truth. Mark 14 helps us see the high standard and God’s remedy for our failures.

Date: March 13, 2011

Hell Does Not Break Loose

Sermon Text: Mark 15:15-21

Sermon Title: Hell Does Not Break Loose

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Summary: Earthquakes, economies, chaos; sometimes it’s hard to hold on to the hope that God is indeed the One in control. Mk 15 shows us that God was on His Throne in the time of earth’s worst catastrophe & points us to some ways God can be visibly enthroned now.

Date: March 27, 2011

What Jesus Endured For Your Joy!

Sermon Text: Mark 15:22-37

Sermon Title: What Jesus Endured for Your Joy!

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Summary: How do we endure? There’s lots of tools to help us endure in life’s physical challenges. What is there to help us endure spiritual hard times that require so much? Mark 15:22-37 shows Jesus’ endurance and encourages us in our own challenges as well!

Date: April 3, 2011

Access: Granted!

Sermon Text: Mark 15:38-41

Sermon Title: Access: Granted!

Summary: There’s a difference between confidence and carelessness. How do you approach God in prayer? In your life? How do you tell others to approach God? If you are confident, on what is your confidence based? If you are careless, be careful! An accurate view of God’s holiness obliterates any confidence we might have in approaching Him. Except for this: the veil was torn!

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Date: April 10, 2011

The Death He Died

Sermon Text: Mark 15:42-47

Sermon Title: The Death He Died

Summary: Did Jesus really die? What difference does it make? Is it good enough to imagine that Jesus was just in a coma, asleep or even that his divinity overwhelmed his humanity at the point where most people would die? It makes a huge difference! In fact, God’s Word is very clear on the issue and God wants us to be clear on the issue as well. Listen to see why…

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Date: April 17, 2011

Before the Sun Rises

Sermon Text: Mark 16:1-8

Sermon Title: Before the Sun Rises

Summary: As long as we are human, uncertainty is part of life. Still, that doesn’t mean that uncertainty has to shipwreck our lives. Lessons from Mark 16 help us to respond to uncertainty with faithfulness and confidence!

 

Date: May 1, 2011

Sermon Text: Mark 16:9-20

Wake Up! & Follow Jesus

Sermon Title: WAKE UP! & Follow Jesus

Summary: It could be that you’re about to start the most amazing season of your life where your intimacy and nearness with God give birth to fruitfulness in changing your world for Christ. I hope you want that like I do. Sadly, many people hold back from serving Christ fully because of the faulty thought processes (lies) that hold them back. Mark 16:9-20 gives strong answers to three (very common) lies so that you and I can be free to pursue and serve Jesus with great joy and freedom.

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