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Sermons by Greg Pennington (Page 2)

The Call to Rest

(sermon begins at 30:25) Mark 6:30-34 and 53-56 When you find yourself weary, burdened and wishing for escape…there is a better way. Stress can force you into an unexpected stop in your life. There is a better way. Jesus offers a daily call, “Come to me.” Start with gathering around Jesus. When this happens fractured…

Where’s the Good News!?

(sermon begins at 33:50) Mark 6: 14-29 It makes one wonder why such a story as John the Baptist’s beheading is in the gospels. Where is the message of Christ in it all? It can be found in diving deep into John’s character. What about what John did and said can give us understanding of…

Jesus Disturb Me, A Beautiful Disturbance

(sermon begins at marker 16:20) Mark 6: 1-13 In His hometown, Jesus was the carpenter’s son, a brother. He offended them with His wisdom. Miracles were few. Yet, when His disciples were sent out two by two, amazing miracles happened. What was the difference? To better the future, we must disturb the present. Catherine Booth,…

Jesus’ Healing, Jesus’ Authority

(sermon begins at marker 27:10) Mark 5:21-43 This account begins with a desperate plea from a father to heal. This healing is interrupted with a woman’s faith, a woman’s touch. Faith and boldness are rewarded with complete healing. Humans gave up and saw the delay as a dead-end. The delay instead reveals Jesus’ power, His…

When It Seems Like God Doesn’t Care

(sermon begins at 34:30) Mark 4:35-41 The storm was intense. Their leader, Jesus, was asleep on a pillow. They were terrified and cried out to Him, “Don’t you care, don’t you care if we drown?” He questioned their faith, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Jesus was right there with…

Start Small, End Spectacular

(sermon starts 22:50) God’s plan for growth has never changed all throughout Scripture: 1. He starts small. 2. He follows His sequential plan. 3. His growth always leads to a spectacular end. God uses the small. Israel was the smallest nation. God cherishes our small acts of devotion and grace given to others. Starting small…

Doing God’s Will? WWJDIHWY

(sermon message begins at 22:40) Have you struggled with knowing God’s will so you can act on it? Jesus’ response to two groups who confronted Who He Was (Mark 3:20-35) teaches us more about God’s will. One group, the church leaders, accused HIm of being in partnership with Satan. The other group, His family, wanted…

The Loving Teamwork of the Trinity

(the sermon message begins at marker 24:00) The Father, Son, and Spirit work in communion to redeem the world, to restore the world, to empower those who reveal God Three in One to the world. “When you see God as you ought, you’ll see yourself as you ought.” The Father SO loved the world He…

Have You a Personal Pentecost?

(sermon starts at 17:00) Have you wondered about the Holy Spirit? What is your own relationship with Him? Jesus taught His disciples a great deal about the third Person of the Trinity before His last hours here on earth. (John 15:26-27, John 16:4-15) The Holy Spirit is not a doctrine; the Holy Spirit is a…

ASCEND!

(sermon starts at 27:00) The ascension of Christ–wonder why it doesn’t take up more of our thinking about what we believe? Jesus tells His disciples what will happen soon. Luke 24:44-53. And He promised all believers that He would be with us always. Matthew 28:20. But have we really grasped what that means? Let’s use…