Sermons on Mark

He Is Not Here: Mark 15:42-16:8

Mark 15:42-16:8English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Is Buried 42 And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for […]

My God, My God, Why? : Mark 15:33-40

Mark 15:33-40English Standard Version (ESV) The Death of Jesus 33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 35 And some […]

Bearing Shame and Scoffing Rude: Mark 15:1-32

Mark 15:1-32English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the […]

“Restored, Recanter”: Mark 14:26-31;66-72, John 21:15-19

Mark 14:26-31English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Foretells Peter’s Denial 26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ 28 But after I am raised up, […]

Sorrow Abounding, Love Overwhelming: Mark 14:32-42

Mark 14:32-42English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Prays in Gethsemane 32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, “My soul is very […]

The Lamb’s High Feast: Mark 14:12-31

Mark 14:12-31English Standard Version (ESV) The Passover with the Disciples 12 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13 And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go […]

From Filthy Rags to Beautiful Works: Mark 14:1-11

Mark 14:1-11English Standard Version (ESV) The Plot to Kill Jesus 14 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from […]

Sleepers Awake: Mark 13; Daniels 7:13-14

Mark 13:1-13English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple 13 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon […]

The Greatest Commandment: Mark 12:28-34

Mark 12:28-34English Standard Version (ESV) The Great Commandment 28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is […]

The Evangel and Evangelism

Mark 5 Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon 5 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes 2 And when Jesu] had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one […]