Category Archives : Mark Sermons


Behold the Man

Last Lord’s Day morning we commented on the first eight verses of the Gospel. We will read them again this morning because they set the stage for the dramatic introduction of Gospel’s principal character in v. 9. We pointed out last time that the fir…


Followers of Jesus

We know from the Gospel of John that after the Lord’s baptism and temptation he remained for a time in Judea and engaged in a ministry that overlapped with that of John the Baptist. Upon John’s imprisonment, however, Jesus returned to Galilee and it …


The Supernatural

In the remainder of chapter 1 we are going to be given a representative sampling of the Lord’s ministry. We have in short order, an exorcism, the driving out of a demon, scenes of Jesus healing the sick, and of his preaching and teaching. It is preci…


The Great Divide

Text Comment
As we said last time, in regard to the exchange between Jesus and the teachers of the law in the previous paragraph, this series of short paragraphs in chapter 2 record successive incidents that reveal a growing rift between Jesus a…


Loving God’s Law

We are in the middle of a series of short narratives describing conflict between the Lord Jesus and the religious leadership. They have complained about his arrogating to himself the authority to forgive sins – his power to work miracles notwithstand…