Pastor Craig Davis preaches the gospel from a familiar story: Jesus’ parable of the sower. Yet despite its familiarity and the “obvious” applications people often take from it, the passage presents hard words, difficult to understand – and in some cases, hearers’ understanding is not even God’s intent.
What is our true family? Is it the parents, brothers, and sisters who live in the house we grow up in? Or is true family something deeper? Pastor Craig Davis preaches comforting gospel truth from Mark as Jesus confronts this question in an encounter featuring both of his “families”.
Pastor Craig Davis brings us the Word of God from the gospel of Mark, where the narrative is flowing swiftly on to Jesus’ baptism and temptation in the wilderness. In this account God shows us the proofs of Jesus’ impeccable credentials as our Lord and Savior, and we are invited to take comfort in the fact that He has all the qualifications needed to serve as our great high priest.
Is it true? Is it gospel truth? Though the phrase is sometimes used casually in conversation for mere emphasis, Pastor Craig Davis uses it more literally as he returns to the opening verses of Mark and relates the facts concerning another ancient proclaimer of the same glorious truth we hold today.
Pastor Craig Davis concludes his miniseries focusing on Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. In Mark’s brief account, a snapshot in time, we are reminded of the gospel truth proclaimed in Jesus’ past, present, and immediate future.
Pastor Craig Davis continues his exposition of Mark 11 with the second of a three-part sermon focusing around the untying of a colt, the particular King who rode upon it, and the nature of the kingdom He ushered in.
Pastor Craig Davis draws our attention to a detail related in the gospel of Mark: the peculiar episode of the untying of a colt. Given that Mark does not record anything without reason, what is the significance of this particular picture? In the answer we find joyous Gospel truth.
Pastor Craig Davis’ series in the gospel of Mark continues as in the narrative Jesus and His disciples continue on the road to Jerusalem, where they encounter a blind beggar with a particular request – to see – which is contrasted with another recent request that followed a similar pattern.
James and John were confident in their ability to join Jesus in the cup He would drink and the baptism with which He was baptized. Startlingly, Jesus agreed with them, but were they talking about the same thing? Pastor Craig Davis continues his exposition of Mark 10 in part 2 of this sermon. (Part 1 can be found here.)