Sermons by Pastor Robert Jacobsen

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A Question and a Parable

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I. A Question of Authority A Question About Authority A Question that Jesus wouldn’t answer A Question that can remind us…            a.authority isn’t a dirty word.            b. Jesus is the ultimate authority.  II. A Parable of Irresponsibility       1.The Cast An Owner – God Tenants […]

The Temple and the tree

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 I. The Clearing of the Temple II. The Cursing of the Tree The Danger of Profession without Practice The Peril of Practice without Faith – (It’s all a show)  III. The Centrality of Faith Faith in God (not faith) Faith that God hears us Faith in the new Temple

The Triumphal Entry

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I. A Colt for the Lord (v1-7) A fulfillment of Prophecy A faith filled task A faithful stewardship  II. A Celebration for a King (v8-10) III. A Calculation of a Son (v11)

Discipleship and Children

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                      Mark 10:13-16          The Blessing (of the Children) The Failure (of the Disciples) The Command            a. Let the children come           b. Don’t drive them away      4. The Necessity           a. The Kingdom must be received […]

Discipleship and Divorce

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Mark 10:1-12             Intro: Divorce in the first century  I. The Trap Mark 10:2 ¶     Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”  II. The Turn  III. The Trust The Trust in His design of male and female The Trust in His gift of marriage The […]

Thinking about following the Jesus

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                      Mark 9:30-50             Intro: the Nature of Discipleship  How to think about Ourselves (9:30-35) Greatness Redefined Greatness Modeled  How to think about Others (9:36-41) Others who are Weak Others who are Doing work in Jesus Name  How to think about Sin (9:42-50) Sin must be vigilantly fought for our sake Sin must […]

Who do you say that I am?

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“Who do you say that I am?”                      Mark 8:27-9:1          Intro: Caesarea Philippi  I. A Change in Direction II. A Claim of Deliverer (Christ – Messianic Deliverer) Misunderstandings about Messiah a. Then b. Now 2. The Murder of the Messiah a. Personal Necessity (Love) b.Legal Necessity (Forgiveness) c. Cosmic Necessity (to Defeat Death) […]