Sermons on Mark

Advent 2023: Faith

After our all-age service last week we now start our Advent series for 2023 in earnest with Chris looking at the interconnected nature of hope, faith, joy and peace. This week he looks at faith, the nature of the faith we have in God, how faith comes out of hope, and how faith must inevitably lead to action: otherwise we might as well not have it at all.

Susan leads the rest of our service whilst Pete and Nick lead our sung worship.

Palm Sunday 2023

For our All Age Palm Sunday service Chris leads us in several reflections based around the events of the 8 days of Holy Week. From the Triumphal Entry to Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection the following weekend how do we respond to his amazing sacrifice?

Mike leads our sung worship this week.

Advent in 4D: Mark

For December’s All-Age service we continue with our theme of looking at how the four different gospel writers introduce Jesus. This week Shona looks at Mark, the tabloid journalist. There’s no messing around with Mark, he skips over Jesus’ birth entirely and jumps straight to John the Baptist and Jesus’ own baptism. John speaks about Jesus using the prophecies of Isaiah, written hundreds of years before Jesus’ birth. What signposts do we see in our lives?

Nick leads our sung worship.

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.