Sermons on Mark

A Motley Crew (Communion September 2021)

This week Ricky looks at the amazing way throughout the Bible that God uses people that at first glance are wholly unsuitable for His work but who managed to do many great works in His name, and how He unites an otherwise disparate and unconnected group of people with many different skills into His church today.
James leads the rest of the service whilst Barry leads us in communion and Mike leads our sung worship.

The Triumphal Entry – A Liberation March

For Palm Sunday this year, we invite a (virtual!) visiting speaker. Beth Powney, EBA Regional Minister, brings us her take on the Triumphal Entry as a liberation march and asks whether we are willing to join that march today.
Elsewhere in the service, Chris leads us in prayers whilst Peter Crosbie brings the reading and Mike chooses the worship music.

Mark 16

Jesus is alive. His body was raised physically from the grave. We consider the event of the resurrection and seek to live in the light this brings. Chris also explores the mysterious ending of Mark’s gospel.

Mark 14

Chris leads reflections on each section of this powerful passage of Scripture.  The questions are aimed to help us apply and respond to this passage in our lives today.

Mark 12 Take 2

Mark’s Gospel is an action packed account of the critical moments in Jesus ministry and teaching.  Mark 12:29-31 is one of the keys which help us unlock the rest of the bible and interpret them inline with the Spirit’s guidance.  We restart our series in Mark’s gospel by zooming into and out from this verse.

Stand By Me (Part Two): Jesus heals the leper, and Ethiopia

Stand By Me is a charity that we as a church have supported for many years. This Sunday we were priveliged to have Ahmad Ayoubi, Director of Stand By Me joining us to share his story and bring us news on the projects that the charity is currently involved with.

In the second part, Ahmad looks at the story of Jesus healing a leper and once the leper was healed how he couldn’t keep the news to himself. Ahmad also tells us of his travels to Ethiopia and how Stand By Me works in the towns and villages there.

Less is More

Jane Batten from Tearfund visits us, telling us the story of Ruth in Nigeria and how Tearfund partners are able to empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

Mark 12

What does loving God with everything you are and have look like in your life? What does loving your neighbour as yourself look like? In Mark 12 Jesus contrasts the behaviour of those who have rejected God with His summary of the commandments and calls those who would follow Him to love God with everything we are and have and to love our neighbour as ourselves. We can’t do this in our strength but by grace the Spirit enables us to fulfil the law through His love at work in us.