There is no book like the Bible. There is no one like Jesus. It’s a mercy to have the Bible in English, a mercy to be drawn to Jesus, to worship him, to trust him, to follow him with brothers and sisters in the body of Christ. Since January we’ve been in the Gospel according to Mark at Kenwood, and here are the 20 sermons on Mark’s Gospel it was my privilege to preach:
Mark 1:1-13, The Baptist and the Christ, January 16, 2011
Mark 1:14-45, A Day in the Life of Jesus, January 30, 2011
Mark 2:1-3:6, Five Controversies, February 6, 2011
Mark 3:7-35, Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit, February 20, 2011
Mark 4:1-34, Why Isn’t Everyone Celebrating Jesus?, February 27, 2011
Mark 4:35-5:43, Jesus Controls Nature, Demons, Disease, and Death, March 6, 2011
Mark 6:1-56, The Difference Between Jesus and Herod, March 13, 2011
Mark 7:1-37, To the Jew First and Also the Greek, March 20, 2011
Mark 8:1-38, The Turn to Jerusalem, April 3, 2011
Mark 9, Motivation to Take Up the Cross, April 24, 2011
Mark 10:1-31, Divorce and Discipleship, May 1, 2011
Mark 10:32-52, Discipleship, May 8, 2011
Mark 11:1-33, No Fruit on the Fig Tree or in the Temple, May 15, 2011
Mark 12, Tenants, Traps, and Teaching, June 5, 2011
Mark 13, Be on Guard, June 12, 2011
Mark 14:1-25, Justice and Mercy Planned by Jesus and the Count of Monte Cristo, June 26, 2011
Mark 14:26-52, Jesus Stands Alone, July 3, 2011
Mark 14:53-72, Accused, Blasphemed, Denied, July 24, 2011
Mark 15:1-39, Crucified, July 31, 2011
Mark 15:40-16:8, The Empty Tomb and the Fearful Witnesses, August 7, 2011
Three sermons on biblical theology, Lord willing, then into Jeremiah.
Thanks for posting all these sermons, they’re excellent!
I just finished listening to your final sermon on Mark 16:1-8 and a thought just passed through my head that I’d like to put past you.
I agree with your assessment of why Mark is comfortable with ending the Gospel where he does, namely, he’s leaving it to others to tell (maybe even had already told) the rest of the story (i.e., Acts, etc.).
That said, with the abrupt (even jarring) end to his account of the Gospel, could it be that part of the answer to why he does this lies in how Mark started his account, “The BEGINNING of the Gospel …”? He acknowledges at the outset that this is just a beginning, a preface to what is to come.
If this were the case, then it supports all the more your contention that Mark is highlighting the humble origins of this world transforming truth.
Thanks for your encouraging words, Chris, and that’s an intriguing suggestion!
We miss you guys,
Looking forward to your BT sermons. I try to listen while mowing and it is great! You make Piper sound monotone and you make for difficulty in hearing while mowing. Appreciate you! Keep it up brother!
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