Over the last two weeks, we have continued our sermon series through Revelation as well as our Sunday School series through Mark’s Gospel.
We considered Jesus’ words to the church at Sardis in Rev. 3:1-6 – a church that was rebuked for having the reputation of being alive while actually being dead. Notes and audio can be found here.
We also considered the letter to the church of Philadelphia in Rev. 3:7-13 – a faithful church that was encouraged to hold fast even in the midst of suffering. Notes and audio can be found here.
In Mark’s Gospel, we have looked at a pair of conflicts between Jesus and the religious leaders which centered on a pair of issues related to the relationship between the old covenant and the arrival of the kingdom of God. Notes and audio on Mark 2:18-22 can be found here, and notes and audio on Mark 2:18-28 can be found here.
Last Sunday, we continued our sermon series through Revelation by looking at the letter to the Church in Thyatira in Revelation 2:18-29. It is a pointed reminder that the Church must not listen to, or tolerate, false teaching in its midst. Audio and notes can be found here.
In Sunday School, we continued looking at the Gospel According to Mark by looking at the call of Levi (a.k.a. Matthew) in Mark 2:13-17. It is a glorious reminder that Jesus came for sick sinners and not for the well who have no need of a doctor. Notes and audio can be found here.
This past Sunday, we continued walking through Revelation by looking at Revelation 2:12-17. Jesus – as the One who stands in the position of judgment – commends the Church for holding fast to the faith in the midst of hostile territory. But He also rebukes the Church for allowing in its midst those who encourage an inappropriate relationship to the world and to sin. Notes and audio can be found here.
Also, we continued walking through the Gospel According to Mark by looking at Mark 2:1-12. This is scene in which Jesus demonstrates His power and mercy by granting help to the helpless – both physically (in the form of healing) and spiritually (in the forgiveness of sins). Notes and audio can be found here.
This past Sunday we continued our journey through Revelation by looking at Revelation 2:8-11 – the letter to the suffering church at Smyrna. Notes and audio can be found here.
And in Sunday School, we looked at Mark 1:21-45 – a passage that puts the authority of Christ on full display. We see His spiritual authority, His healing authority, His preaching authority, and His purifying authority. Notes and audio can be found here.
This past Sunday, we continued our walk through the book of Revelation by looking at Revelation 1:9-20 in which John describes the vision he received of the risen Jesus in the fullness of His glory. Notes and audio can be found here.
In Sunday School, we continued looking at the Gospel of Mark by discussing Mark 1:1-13. Notes and audio can be found here.
Yesterday, we began a new sermon series through the book of Revelation by looking at Revelation 1:1-8. Before launching into the meat of the book and its glimpse into the future, John takes the time to look back and offer some good reminders.
Notes and audio are available here.
We also began a new Sunday School series through the book of Mark by looking at its author, its audience, and its objective. Notes and audio are available here.
The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of our God stands forever.