At Emmaus Road Church, we preach from the Bible in an expository manner. In other words, we normally preach through a book of the Bible or section of Scripture, and we always seek to make the point of the text become the point of the sermon.

Mark 13 “Be On Guard”

Commentators have called Mark 13 “one of the most perplexing chapters in the Bible.”Jesus predicts the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem and unravels His disciples’ question concerning the sign and timing of Jerusalem’s destruction and the end of the age.

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Mark 12:18-27 “Opposing Authorities”

The Sadducees propose to Jesus a seemingly impossible scenario using an Old Testament law and what they believe about marriage and the resurrection. However, they were not prepared for an encounter with true authority and real power in the person of Jesus!

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Mark 12:13-17 “Render to whom it is due”

Mark 12:13-17 is situated amid a series of 7 escalating conflicts between Jesus and the religious leaders. After failing to confront Jesus directly, the Sanhedrin sends the Pharisees and Herodians to trap Jesus in His word as they question Him about the theological legality of the people of God paying tribute to pagan government through taxes.

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Mark 11:12-25 “False Fruit”

In Mark 11:12-25, we meet a side of Jesus we haven’t encountered before. Jesus curses a fruitless fig tree and then enters the temple to flip tables and drive our money changers and merchants. Jesus is jealous for the glory of God, and won’t put up with our fruitless worship and self-serving religion. Jesus calls His disciples to flee from condemned false fruit and put their faith in God’s presence, that is Himself.

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Mark 11:1-11 “The King Has Come”

Act III of Mark’s Gospel begins with Jesus’ Triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Mark confronts us with the reality of Jesus as God’s Messianic King. Jesus has come as King, but He isn’t always the kind of King we expect. He has come to rule over more than just our circumstances.

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Isaiah “Christmas Anticipated” Advent 2023

By the end of the Old Testament, the question still remains: How was God going to bring about His promises when they are dependent upon a “seed of the woman,” a human, to fulfill them? Humans only botch things up. In today’s sermon, we consider the virgin conception and birth of Jesus and why it matters in light of the covenant promises found throughout redemptive history.

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Genesis 1-3 “The Origin of Christmas” Advent 2023

There are many theories and speculations as to the real origin of Christmas. Most Bible-believing Christians point to the Gospel accounts in the New Testament, especially Matthew and Luke’s nativity narratives, as the origin of Christmas. But John’s “genealogy” points to a much more ancient origin. One that goes all the way back to the very beginning.

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Mark 10:46-52 “Eyes to See”

In the final story of “Act 2” in Mark’s Gospel, we encounter Bartimaeus, who, although physically blind, has greater insight into who Jesus is than the disciples who have spent the last 3 years with Jesus. A poor, blind beggar proves to be more of the ideal disciple than those closest to Jesus! Through the example of Bartimaeus, we can better learn what it means to follow Jesus.

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Mark 10:32-45 “The Road To Greatness”

What does it mean to be great? Jesus teaches his disciples another lesson on discipleship after James and John make a request that has more significance than they realize. If they want to be great in the kingdom, they have to walk the path of humility. A path that leads to the cross.

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Mark 10:13-31 “Kingdom Postures”

In Mark 10:13-31, Mark gives us two stories– a story of children and a story about a wealthy and righteous man. Seemingly unrelated, Jesus uses these two encounters to teach his disciples and us once again about His Kingdom. Specifically, in these passages, we see two different postures people display toward the Kingdom of God. One posture ensures the reception of His Kingdom, while the other posture ensures the rejection of His Kingdom.

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Mark 10:1-12 “God’s Good Design”

What does marriage have to do with discipleship? In Mark 10:1-12 Jesus is confronted once again by the Pharisees who are trying to get him killed. They ask him a question about the allowance of divorce in the law. Jesus responds with a question and then eventually gives an answer that they were not expecting. Jesus both exposes the hardness of their hearts and shows that they have completely missed God’s heart in marriage.

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Mark 9:14-29 “The Power of Dependent Faith”

As Christians, we experience highs and lows as we seek to faithfully follow Jesus. In Mark 9:14-29, Jesus descends from the heights of the Mount of Transfiguration down into the shadowy valley of ordinary life where He is met by faithless disciples, a desperate father, and a demon-possessed boy. Through it all Jesus teaches His disciples the necessity and power of dependent faith.

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