Sermons by Sandy Hackett

Mark’s Gospel – Mark 6:1-13

Mark’s Gospel – Shrug Your Shoulders Mark 6:2-13 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been …

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Mark’s Gospel 5:21-43

Mark’s Gospel – Near Death, Abundant Life Mark 5:21-43 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged …

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Mark’s Gospel 5:1-20

Mark’s Gospel 5:1-20 Calming the Chaotic Soul Mark 5:1  They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. Mark 5:2-13 When Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately a man out of the tombs with an unclean spirit met him.  He lived among the tombs; and no one could …

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Mark’s Gospel 4:35-41

No audio this week. Mark’s Gospel  4:35-41  Calming the Storm Psalm 107:23-32 “Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the mighty waters; they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep. For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. …

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Mark’s Gospel 4

Mark’s Gospel 4 Sowing Seeds Mark 4:12 ‘”they may indeed look, but not perceive, and may indeed listen, but not understand; so that they may not turn again and be forgiven.’” Isaiah 6:9-10 “Go say to this people, ‘Keep listening, but do not comprehend; keep looking, but do not understand.’ Make the mind of this …

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Mark’s Gospel Chapter 3

Mark’s Gospel  Chapter 3 3:7-8   Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from (Jewish) Judea, Jerusalem, (Gentile) Idumea, (120 miles south) beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon (50 miles …

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Mark’s Gospel 1:1 – 3:12

Mark’s Gospel 1:1 – 3:12 Privilege and Poverty Mark 1: 9-11  In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And …

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Advent 2: John Greets Jesus

Advent 2: John Greets Jesus John 1:22-28 Then they said to him, “Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’” as the prophet Isaiah …

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Advent 1: John the Baptist

Advent 1: John the Baptist Mark 1:1-8   The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in the prophet Isaiah: “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of …

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