In this passage we see a friend betraying Jesus with a kiss. We see a man betraying his own Creator for a few pieces of silver. That was a price Judas had, to betray the one who has been nothing but faithful to him and faithful to this world. We will see how the betrayal of Judas and even the disciples reveal the darkness in them, when their lives were more important than being faithful to their sacrificial Savior.
Crisis and suffering show character. In the Jesus’s hour of trial, He prophesied that all of His disciples will betray him when their lives are at stake. He did not waver when his life was at stake. In this sermon, you’ll see how Jesus faces his hour of trial with patience and Joy because of His infinite love for his sheep and how that becomes a model for us to face trial and suffering having received the forgiveness for betraying Him, our Savior.
“Do this in remembrance of me” are the words recited in churches today whenever the Lord’s supper is administered. Jesus says as we eat the broken bread (his body) and drink wine (his blood), we remember Christ’s death. And Christ death proclaims the extent to which God demonstrated His love for us. In this sermon, you will learn that the Lord’s supper is not just a mere ritual to be followed but there’s a higher view i.e it reminds us of His sacrificial love.
Judas witnessed Christ’s ministry of performing miracles, healing the sick and giving comfort to the destitute. He heard great truths from the best preacher of this world and maintained close relationship with Jesus, and yet he does something which only a friend can do, he betrays Jesus. Judas eventually became an apostate – he renounced his affiliation to Jesus Christ. In this sermon, we see how a person’s path to apostasy looks like and how he’s is not considered to be part of God’s family at all.
The only way to know what you treasure in life is by seeing where you invest your time, energy and money. As we continue our study in Gospel of Mark, Jesus tells us what treasuring Him (our Creator) looks like. Follow through the sermon to understand how Christ treasures us and as a result, how can we treasure Him.
When you think of the Lord’s return, the vivid accounts of Daniel and Revelation comes to mind. But in the Gospel according to Mark, we find few compelling and critical truths about the restoration of the church and the reign of Messiah over this world. Find out what are those critical truths in this week’s sermon.
Jesus is preparing his disciples for events—most of them extremely difficult—that will take place after Jesus’ ascension. These troubles are signs of the end; the disciples must be ready to stand firm amidst such trials and suffering. How is Christ’s prophesy not only applicable to the apostles but even the church at large? Find out in this sermon.
What is the relationship between persecution of believers and proclamation of the gospel? Does gospel proclamation of believers become stronger when they are persecuted? Take a listen.
Jesus’s talk with the disciples on the Mount of Olives is called Olivet Discourse. What is Jesus talking about in the Olivet Discourse? Is he talking about the destruction of the temple, or the end of the world, or the course of history? Take a listen.
What does it mean to seek the praise of God and not man. Take a listen.