Sermons from September 2015

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Reflection on Mark 9:38-50


Sermon on Sunday, September 27, 2015.┬áThis weekend our readings reflect on the following: ┬áSomeone is casting out demons in Jesus’ name who isn’t part of Jesus’ own circle, and the disciples want him stopped. They appeal to Jesus, as Joshua did to Moses about the elders who prophesied without official authorization. Like Moses, Jesus refuses […]

Reflection on Mark 9:30-37


Jesus calls us to welcome the particular children God puts in front of us, to make room for them in daily interaction, and to give them a place of honor in the assembly.

Reflection on Mark 8:27-38


Three weeks ago we heard John’s gospel’s version of Peter’s confession of faith. This week we hear Mark’s version, when Peter says, “You are the Messiah.”

Reflection on Mark 7:1-23


Jesus protests against human customs being given the weight of divine law, while the essence of God’s law is ignored. True uncleanness comes not from external things, but from the intentions of the human heart.