Act One | Chapters 1-8a
Mark: A Brand New Start
When we read the gospels, the most important question we can ask ourselves is, “Who is Jesus Christ?” Join us on a journey through the Gospel of Mark to find out. In this series, we’ll explore the life and teachings of Jesus as we begin with his baptism and witness the beginning of something remarkable. Mark’s gospel skips the nativity, diving straight into Jesus’ ministry, where he turns our world upside down and establishes a new kingdom. Through the powerful words, “This is the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” (Mark 1:1), we’ll uncover the transformative essence of Jesus’ message. If you’re ready to start over and embrace a new life, join us as we rediscover Jesus and learn how to begin again.
Mark: A Movement of Mistfits
Who is Jesus and what exactly was His mission in our world? We continue our journey, following Jesus as He builds a movement of misfits, traveling through Galilee, bringing good news to the ordinary, broken, confused, and undeserving. While the disciples and others are learning how to be more like Jesus, Jesus confronts conflict of many kinds as He comes face-to-face with demons, angry religious leaders, and even family members trying to stop him. Every encounter, every miracle, every parable demonstrates that Jesus is Lord of a greater Kingdom that will bring freedom and healing to those who need it most and deserve it the least. This includes people who are struggling with the question, “Why am I not good enough?” This sermon series will continue where we left off in the Gospel of Mark and teach us more about what it means for each of us to follow in Jesus’ footsteps.
Mark: No Match for Jesus
Embark on a journey through the Gospel of Mark as we explore profound questions like “Where is God?” and “Where is God when I need Him?” Discover the answers to “Why is there suffering?” while we follow Jesus in Galilee. Witness His unmatched power over nature, diseases, demons, and death. His extraordinary ability to heal the broken and boundless compassion leaves His disciples and crowds in awe. Amidst the wonder, opposition grows, but will it thwart Jesus’ message and ministry, or will God’s Kingdom flourish? Join us to find these answers and more and realize that “there is no match for Jesus.” If you’ve ever asked, “Where is God when it hurts?” or pondered, “If God exists, why is there suffering?” or felt “my life is a mess,” this sermon series is for you. Let’s continue the story of Mark together and uncover the Gospel truth.