Sermons by Richard Kidger (Page 3)

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 13

Have you ever felt misunderstood…a time when others misinterpreted your intentions or motivations? Maybe it’s something you had said, or done, but it was not received well. Did you wonder “How could they think that about me? That’s not what I meant at all!” In our time, people think all kinds of things about Jesus. They may have their own versions about who he is, why he came to earth or why he died on a cross. They may not like some of the things he said or did, or debate at length whether he is the only religious figure to follow. We have been spending some time in the book of Mark to examine a report of what Jesus did and taught and said about his purpose. As a storyteller, Mark is  straightforward and blunt. He provokes us to look at the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and respond to him accordingly. Join us throughout June as we draw the Gospel of Mark series to a conclusion.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 12

Have you ever felt misunderstood…a time when others misinterpreted your intentions or motivations? Maybe it’s something you had said, or done, but it was not received well. Did you wonder “How could they think that about me? That’s not what I meant at all!” In our time, people think all kinds of things about Jesus. They may have their own versions about who he is, why he came to earth or why he died on a cross. They may not like some of the things he said or did, or debate at length whether he is the only religious figure to follow. We have been spending some time in the book of Mark to examine a report of what Jesus did and taught and said about his purpose. As a storyteller, Mark is  straightforward and blunt. He provokes us to look at the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and respond to him accordingly. Join us throughout June as we draw the Gospel of Mark series to a conclusion.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 11

Have you ever noticed how meetings might get more frequent or the pace of work intensifies as you get closer to a project deadline? Maybe you’re planning a wedding, preparing for exams or nearing the launch of a new product. Even rehearsals for a theatrical play might change as the director focuses on those parts that need to be refined so that the show can go on as planned. The story of Jesus and his time on earth as told in the gospel of Mark changes gears in the latter chapters of the book in much the same way. Jesus starts to prepare his disciples for the ultimate goal of his mission here on earth. He continues to reveal who he is with greater focus on his purpose and how this will come about. Join us as we continue in the book of Mark and watch how Jesus reveals his identity and intentions and what it means for us today.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 9

Have you ever noticed how meetings might get more frequent or the pace of work intensifies as you get closer to a project deadline? Maybe you’re planning a wedding, preparing for exams or nearing the launch of a new product. Even rehearsals for a theatrical play might change as the director focuses on those parts that need to be refined so that the show can go on as planned. The story of Jesus and his time on earth as told in the gospel of Mark changes gears in the latter chapters of the book in much the same way. Jesus starts to prepare his disciples for the ultimate goal of his mission here on earth. He continues to reveal who he is with greater focus on his purpose and how this will come about. Join us as we continue in the book of Mark and watch how Jesus reveals his identity and intentions and what it means for us today.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 8

They say it takes at least three years for people to get to know each other well. The assumption is that by the third year, you’ve gone through a lot of different experiences together, both good and bad. You’ve probably faced obstacles, seen each other under stress, and had disagreements. People open up to each other at their own pace, and some might even say you can never really truly know someone – just when you think you do, something unexpected happens.  In the Gospel of Mark, there is a recurring theme – Jesus’ identity.  His identity is affirmed in some cases, concealed in others, and revealed under extraordinary circumstances.  Why is it important to understand who Jesus is, why he came to earth, and what he did for us? The Gospel of Mark puts our faith under a microscope and challenges us to evaluate, or even to re-evaluate, our understanding of Who is Jesus. Take this journey with us.

Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Mark – Part 6

They say it takes at least three years for people to get to know each other well. The assumption is that by the third year, you’ve gone through a lot of different experiences together, both good and bad. You’ve probably faced obstacles, seen each other under stress, and had disagreements. People open up to each other at their own pace, and some might even say you can never really truly know someone – just when you think you do, something unexpected happens.  In the Gospel of Mark, there is a recurring theme – Jesus’ identity.  His identity is affirmed in some cases, concealed in others, and revealed under extraordinary circumstances.  Why is it important to understand who Jesus is, why he came to earth, and what he did for us? The Gospel of Mark puts our faith under a microscope and challenges us to evaluate, or even to re-evaluate, our understanding of Who is Jesus. Take this journey with us.