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Sermons on Mark

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.

Mark 10

In Mark 10 Jesus focuses on how we can enter the Kingdom of God. His teaching calls for a radical reversal of all we might think.  We can not be good enough.  Our hearts are hard.  Our leadership aspirations are deeply flawed.  Jesus is our ransom to set us free.  Only when we recognise that it is impossible for us to change ourselves can we be saved by faith in the God of the impossible.  What needs to change in our lives in the light of this revelation?