Sermons on Mark

Lent 2

Lent 2 – Just a Dream Away! Rev. Isaac BradshawGenesis 22:1-14, Psalm 16, Romans 8:31–39, Mark 8:31-38  How many of us in the room have ever dreamed of the future? Not just in the mere “one day I will live on the beach,” but… One day we will have flying cars or travel past the speed of…

Apart from Your Grace

Apart from Your GraceLent 1 2021Rev. Doug FloydGenesis 9:8–17, Psalm 25, 2 Peter 1:18–22, Mark 1:9-13 Historically, Easter was a day for baptism: the weeks and months prior to baptism were used for catechizing the new Christians. The catechism and the baptism were seen as entrance into the body of Christ, but also as exorcism…

Facing Grave Dangers

Epiphany 4B Rev. Isaac BradshawJanuary 31, 2021Deuteronomy 18:15–22, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8:1–13, Mark 1:21-28 O God, you know that we are set in the midst of many grave dangers, and because of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant that your strength and protection may support us in all dangers and carry us through…

Baptism of Our Lord

Baptism of Our Lord 2020Rev. Doug FloydIsaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 82:1-29, Acts 10:34-38, Mark 1:7-11 The scenes from our Capital this week were heartbreaking. Our nation in turmoil. Violence in the halls of Congress. Confusion as to what lies ahead in a nation so divided. Before we have time to grieve or hardly pray, voices interpreting the events, judging the events, making plenty…

The Forerunner

Advent 2Rev. Isaac Bradshaw Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85, 2 Peter 3:8–18, Mark 1:1-8 Collect of the Day: Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and the comfort of your holy Word we may…

In the Wilderness

Advent 2 2020 (Evening Prayer)Rev. Doug FloydIsaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85, 1 Peter 3:8-18, Mark 1:1-8 Advent begins at the end of the world. We might also say that Advent takes us to the very edge of the world. It takes us to the place where the world is collapsing, a world is collapsing. It takes…