Hidden to Be Made Manifest, Mark 4:21-25

Pastor Nicoletti continues to preach through the Gospel of Mark. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

The Parable of the Sower Part 2: On Being a Good Sower, Mark 4:1-20

“The Parable of the Sower Part 2: On Being a Good Sower” Mark 4:1-20 March 19, 2023 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word […]

The Parable of the Sower Part 1: On Being Good Soil, Mark 4:1-20

“The Parable of the Sower Part 1: On Being Good Soil” Mark 4:1-20 March 5, 2023 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word We […]

The Costs (and Rewards) of Following Jesus, Mark 3:20-35

“The Costs (and Rewards) of a Real Relationship with Jesus” Mark 3:20-35 February 26, 2023 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word We return […]

The Basis of Discipleship, Mark 3:20-35

“The Basis of a True Relationship with Jesus” Mark 3:20-35 February 19, 2023 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word We have been going […]

The Sin of the Scribes, Mark 3:22-30

“The Sin of the Scribes” Mark 3:22-30 February 12, 2023 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word This morning we continue in the Gospel […]

Appointed, Mark 3:13-21

“Called & Commissioned” Mark 3:13-21 January 29, 2023 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word This morning we continue in the Gospel of Mark […]

Recognition vs Devotion, Mark 3:7-12

“Recognition vs Devotion” Mark 3:7-12 January 22, 2023 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word This morning we continue in the Gospel of Mark […]

The Offensive Unifier, Mark 3:1-6

“The Offensive Unifier” Mark 3:1-6 January 15, 2023 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word This morning we return to our series in the […]

The Rev. Jonny Finlayson – How Blind People See, Mark 10:46-52

The Rev. Jonny Finlayson, Assistant Pastor and Church Planting Resident at Trinity Church in Seattle, brings God’s Word to Christ’s pulpit here at Faith Presbyterian Church this evening. Earlier in […]

The Lord of the Sabbath: Who We Are & Who Jesus Is, Mark 2:23-28

“The Lord of the Sabbath: Who We Are & Who Jesus Is” Mark 2:23-28 May 22, 2022 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word […]

The Rev. Drew Burdette – Jesus Christ Uncloaked! Mark 9:2-13

The Rev. Drew Burdette, campus minister with Reformed University Fellowship at Oregon State University, brings the Word to Christ’s pulpit here at Faith Presbyterian Church this evening. CCLI Copyright License […]

The Presence of the Bridegroom, Mark 2:18-22

The Reading of the Word This morning, we return to the Gospel of Mark, as we come to Mark 2:18-22. Please do listen carefully, for this is God’s word for […]

Jesus the Physician, and His Fellowship, Mark 2:13-17 – Part 3

Pastor Nicoletti preaches the third of three sermons on Mark 2:13-17. The worship service also features a report from the Gideons. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

Jesus the Physician, and His Fellowship, Mark 2:13-17 – Part 2

Pastor Nicoletti preaches the second part of his three sermons on Mark 2:13-17. Text is coming soon. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

Jesus the Physician, and His Fellowship, Mark 2:13-17 – Part 1

The Reading of the Word This morning, we come to Mark 2:13-17, a text which we will spend the next two Sundays on. Please do listen carefully, for this is […]

Jesus and the Paralytic, Mark 2:1-12

“Jesus and the Paralytic” Mark 2:1-12 February 13, 2022 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti The Reading of the Word This morning, we continue in the Gospel of […]

Discipleship and the Christ, Mark 8:27-9:8

The Rev. Dr. Jeff David preaches from the Gospel of Mark, exploring the way in which Jesus revealed his true mission and calling to the disciples. CCLI Copyright License 751114; […]

Jesus Cleanses a Leper, Mark 1:40-45

The Reading of the Word This morning, we continue in the Gospel of Mark, as we come to Mark 1:40-45. Please do listen carefully, for this is God’s word for […]

The Call of the King, Mark 1:29-39

The Reading of the Word This morning, we continue in the Gospel of Mark, as we come to Mark 1:29-39. Last week we read of Jesus’s preaching and casting out […]

Spiritual Warfare on the Overlooked Battlefield, Mark 1:21-28

This morning, we continue in the Gospel of Mark, as we come to Mark 1:21-28. Please do listen carefully, for this is God’s word for us this morning. 1:21 And they […]

Spiritual Warfare in Four Relationships, Mark 1:9-20

“Spiritual Warfare in Four Relationships” Mark 1:9-20 January 9, 2022 Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti This morning, we continue in the Gospel of Mark. Last week we […]

Hidden, Only Then Disclosed, Mark 4:21-25

After the interpolation of the previous paragraph – a prolepsis in which Mark jumps ahead to the Lord’s interpretation of the parable of the sower given to his disciples at some later date – he returns in v. 21 to the teaching that Jesus was giving t…

The Parable of the Sower, Mark 4:1-20

Mark devotes much less of his space to summaries of Jesus’ teaching than do Matthew or Luke. Mark is almost entirely narrative with just a saying of the Lord reported here and there. But there are two exceptions to this rule and chapter 4 is the firs…

The Other Half of Salvation, Mark 3:31-35

Mark’s Gospel contains a number of examples of the literary technique referred to nowadays as “interpolation” or “sandwiching.” The author introduces a theme or the beginning of a story which is then suspended while another related theme or story is …

The Strong Man and the Still Stronger, Mark 3:7-30

The first two paragraphs we will read this morning are, in effect, summary statements. What Mark has reported Jesus doing, he continued to do, healing the sick and driving demons out of the possessed. And, after reading in the first several chapters …

Hatred of Jesus, Mark 3:1-6

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It is, apparently, the synagogue in Capernaum once again, the same place where some weeks before and also on a Sabbath he had driven an evil spirit out of a man. In any case, the Pharisees were already off…

Loving God’s Law, Mark 2:23-28

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…

The Great Divide, Mark 2:13-22

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…

A Picture of Salvation, Mark 2:1-12

Text Comment
We read at the end of chapter 1 that Jesus had to remain in the lonely places because of the clamor of the crowds that were following him and, especially to forestall a confrontation with the authorities should it be widely proclaim…

Healings and HEALING, Mark 1:29-45

After a month away, we return to the Gospel of Mark and take up our reading at 1:29. Remember, the Lord has just driven an evil spirit out of a man in the synagogue in Capernaum, amazing the people with his authority. We are now to be given several a…

The Supernatural, Mark 1:21-28

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…

Followers of Jesus, Mark 1:14-20

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 …

Behold the Man, Mark 1:1-13

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…

Preparing the Way for Jesus, Mark 1:1-8

As we read the opening paragraph – or most of it, for it extends to v. 13 – be aware that it serves as a prologue to the Gospel. One of the indications of this is the use of certain important terms that figure prominently here, but not in the remaind…

The Gospel of Mark, Mark 1:1

Read: Mark 1:1
We begin this morning a new series of sermons on the Gospel of Mark. I want briefly to explain my choice, having finished, as you may remember, a long series, more than two years of mornings sermons, on the Gospel of Matthew a lit…