Searching for Wholeness

A series in the Gospel of Mark

In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus announces the good news that the reign of God has arrived (1:14-15). Is this announcement still good and timely news for us today? The reign of God means liberation, healing, and wholeness for individuals and communities. Jesus invites anyone who will listen to join him in witnessing the reign of God. Ched Myers has observed, “Mark’s Gospel…is a story by, about, and for those committed to God’s work of justice, compassion, and liberation in the world.” The Gospel of Mark is the oldest and shortest of the four gospels in the New Testament. In this sermon series, we will explore Jesus as the physician and the church as a field hospital.  

April 30, 2023
Fourth Sunday of Easter

“Guided by Love”

Pastor Sam preaching

April 23, 2023
Third Sunday of Easter

“Opened with Love”

Pastor Sam preaching

April 16, 2023
Second Sunday of Easter

Signs of Love

Pastor Sam preaching

April 9, 2023
Easter Sunday

“Radical Amazement”

Pastor Sam preaching

April 2, 2023
Palm Sunday

“Peaceable Love”

Pastor Sam preaching

March 26, 2023
Fifth Sunday in Lent

“The Cost of Discipleship”

Pastor Sam preaching

March 19, 2023
Fourth Sunday in Lent

“Everything Well”

Pastor Sam preaching

March 12, 2023
Third Sunday in Lent

“All Were Filled”

Pastor Sam preaching

March 5, 2023
Second Sunday in Lent

“Made Whole”

Pastor Sam preaching

February 26, 2023
First Sunday in Lent

“Calming Storms-Within and Without”

Pastor Sam preaching

Jesus calms a stormy sea, as he and his disciples cross over to the other side.

February 22 2023
Ash Wednesday

“Do You Not Understand?”

Pastor Sam preaching

Jesus begins speaking in parables about the kingdom of God.

February 19, 2023

“A Field Hospital”

Pastor Sam preaching

Jesus chooses his inner circle of disciples.

February 12, 2023

“The Great Physician”

Pastor Sam preaching

Jesus forms a diverse community at the table.

February 5, 2023

Salt of the Earth; Light of the World

Rev Francis Lin, Stated Clerk of Presbytery, preaching

January 29, 2023

Removing Every Barrier

Pastor Sam preaching

Jesus relieves wounds and removes stigmas.

January 22, 2023

“Searching for Wholeness”

Pastor Sam preaching

Jesus teaches and heals in a community searching for wholeness.

January 15, 2023

“Breaking with Business as Usual”

Pastor Sam preaching

Jesus announces the reign of God and invites his first followers.

January 8, 2023
Baptism of the Lord

“Embracing Belovedness”

Pastor Sam preaching

Jesus joins many others at the Jordan River and goes into the wilderness to endure testing.

January 1, 2023

“Seeking Good News”

Pastor Sam preaching

At the beginning of Mark’s Gospel, many people are streaming to the Jordan River searching for good news.