10/28/12 – Jonathan Chute – “On the Way”
Sermon – On the Way
Mark 10: 46 – 52. In the last miracle of his earthly life Jesus restores the sight of a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, who, when he hears that Jesus is passing by, calls out from his place on the side of the road. Others try to silence him, but he will not keep quiet. Jesus tells Bartimaeus to go, that his faith has made him well.
Scripture – Mark 10: 46 – 52
10/21/12 – Jonathan Chute – “VIP”
Sermon – VIP
Mark 10: 35-45. In this week’s gospel, two of the disciples, James and John, seek places of privilege in God’s kingdom. When the other disciples hear about it they become angry. Jesus uses the occasion to teach them all that the path to greatness in God’s kingdom is the path of service rather than self.
Scripture – Mark 10: 35-45.
10/14/12 – Earl Butler – “BFF”
Sermon – BFF
Luke 11: 1-4 and Mark 11: 20-24. In our first reading this week, the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray. He responds with a short, simple prayer, a version of which we know as the Lord’s Prayer. In our second reading, Jesus tells his disciples that when they bring their requests before God, they should have faith and trust that God will hear them.
Scripture – Luke 11: 1-4 and Mark 11: 20-24
10/07/12 – John Kwan – “Let No One Separate”
Sermon – Let No One Separate
Mark 10: 2-16. In this week’s gospel, as we follow Jesus to Jerusalem, we see that friend and foe alike continue to separate the have’s from the have not’s based upon their understanding of the world. The Pharisees continue their attempts to discredit Jesus in order to preserve the Law as they understand it. The disciples continue their attempts to control Jesus’ message – who gets to hear it and who gets to act on his behalf.
Scripture – Mark 10: 2-16