Sermons on Mark
Today our “Seeing Ahead” theme concludes with a look far ahead, forty-three years from now. It was forty-seven years ago, that our current sanctuary was built. What will ministry and mission look like when our “new sanctuary” turns ninety years old? What lessons are important for us to learn today in order for RUMC to be thriving then? Key Text: Mark 2:21-22 NIV
Experience the Good News of Easter!
In general, most of us have a desire to have things turn out “our way.” Right now, more than ever, we need to give up having things our way.
As a country, we are in the midst of a crisis because of COVID-19. This crisis is having major implications for our personal finances.
When I set an expectation for someone, what I am doing is setting a requirement for someone on their behalf.
With cautionary advice to avoid social proximity to others and pandemic with COVID-19, we are in exceptional times.
With frequent rants both publicly and on social media, we are constantly engaged with others who are simultaneously very opinionated and easily offended.
Worry about things changes nothing, but what should we do when we are concerned? Not being concerned about things that matters is negligent. What should we do when we are overly-anxious and paralyzed by inaction? Listen for more… Key Texts: Mark 4:26-29
Not forgiving yourself ends up leaving you tied up in knots like ropes tied around your wrists. Not receiving forgiveness for yourself personally will leave you feeling inadequate and paralyzed. This unwillingness to forgive himself is what led Judas down the path of inescapable regret and pain. We have more in our lives to compare to what happened to Judas than we may at first realize. Judas did not realize that Jesus could forgive even the sins of Judas. Your…
22 times in scripture, Jesus asked someone to Follow Him. These two words carried with them both an invitation to bring Heaven to earth and also a command to release our “fall-backs” and turn our lives over to Him completely. Listen in as Pastor Chris dives deep into what this means for our lives.