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Spiritual Poison: Position, Power and Prestige

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 10:35-45

“Arrange it,” they said, “so that we will be awarded the highest places of honor in your glory — one of us at your right, the other at your left.” (Verse 37)

Ouch!

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 10-17:31

Jesus looked him hard in the eye — and loved him! He said, “There’s one thing left: Go sell whatever you own and give it to the poor. All your wealth will then be heavenly wealth. And come follow me.” (Verse 21)

The Real Key to Peace

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 9:38-50

Jesus wasn’t pleased. “Don’t stop them. No one can use my name to do something good and powerful, and in the next breath cut me down. If they are not an enemy, they are an ally. Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my name is on our side. Count on it that God will notice.” (Verses 39-41)

Jesus in the Driver’s Seat

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 8:27-38

But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” (Verse 33)

Being Open-Minded

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 7:24-37

She said, “Of course, Master. But don’t dogs under the table get scraps dropped by the children?” (Verse 28)

Doing the Impossible

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 6:30-44

They replied, “Are you serious? You want us to go spend a fortune on food for their supper?” (Verse 37)

Setting Up To Fail

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 6:14-29

The king said to the girl, “Ask me anything. I’ll give you anything you want.” Carried away, he kept on, “I swear, I’ll split my kingdom with you if you say so!” (Verses 22-23)

KISS – Keep It Simple, Silly

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 6:1-13

Don’t think you need a lot of extra equipment for this. You are the equipment. No special appeals for funds. Keep it simple. (Verses 8-9)

To Do Big Things, Start Small

Third Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 4:26-34

How can we picture God’s kingdom? What kind of story can we use? It’s like a pine nut. When it lands on the ground it is quite small as seeds go, yet once it is planted it grows into a huge pine tree with thick branches. Eagles nest in it. (Verses 30-32)