November 19, 2023
The Grand Finale
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Dr. Kelly B. Burton
After the Great Tribulation darkness will cover the earth again. Observant Bible readers will remember there was darkness in Genesis 1:1-2 signaling the end of chaos and disorder. Darkness signaled the end of our separation from God while Jesus was on His cross. In Mark 13, darkness signals the end for demonic authority in heavenly places. Darkness in the Bible signals to us that God is about to do something extraordinary! Glory signals the beginning for the elect. Get ready! Our Champion is coming back dressed in power and glory.
Sermon Main Idea: Get ready! Our Champion is coming back dressed in power and glory.
13:24-25 Darkness Signals the End
Powers in the heavens will be shaken.
13:26-27 Glory Signals the Beginning
A Universal Declaration that Jesus is King!
November 12, 2023
Are We in the Last Days? Mark 13:3-23 Part One Sunday, November 12, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton Before we enter into chapter 13 of Mark it is important to rid yourself of any presuppositions you may have learned along the way about the last days. Try to just keep the plain things the main… Read More »
November 5, 2023
Two Photos of Flawless Faith Mark 10:46-52, 12:41-44 Sunday, November 5, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton The Bible takes crystal clear photos of what Kingdom citizenship looks like. God doesn’t leave us guessing. These two outcasts, blind Bartimaeus and the poor Widow, teach us the right response to Jesus. Although blind, Bartimaeus sees Jesus more… Read More »
October 29, 2023
Matchlessly Pure Mark 9:2-8 Sunday, October 29, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton Do you have a favorite place where you once went and will never forget? That is how Peter, James, and John felt at the Transfiguration. Author and theologian R.T. France said, “Passages like the Transfiguration are better felt than told.” I agree. The… Read More »
October 22, 2023
Fundamentals for the Christ Follower Mark 8:31-38 Sunday, October 22, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton We are at the halfway point in Mark’s Gospel. For the first time, Jesus mentions His suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection in Mark 8. The disciples and the crowds were growing exponentially so it just makes sense that Jesus thins the… Read More »
October 15, 2023
A Pop Quiz Mark 6:45-56 Sunday, October 15, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton After all that He taught His disciples about Himself in chapters 1-6, Jesus sends them out on the lake for a little pop quiz. Will they pass the test? When they face adversity will they call out to Christ for help? Adversity… Read More »
September 24, 2023
Dinner On the Grounds Mark 6:30-44 Sunday, September 24, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton There are two banquets in Mark chapter 6. One is hosted by King Herod and is motivated by his ego. The other is hosted by Jesus and is motivated by His compassion. We are supposed to be taken back by the… Read More »
September 17, 2023
A Sermon from a Floating Pulpit Mark 4:1-20 Sunday, September 17, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton Once again, the crowd of outsiders press in on Jesus. So, He got into a boat, pushed off into a small bay, and He taught from a floating pulpit. With the hills around Him and the breeze behind Him… Read More »
September 10, 2023
A Mysterious Meal Mark 14:12-31 Sunday, September 10, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton I want to celebrate the Lord’s Supper with you all today. In keeping with my Mark study, we need to fast forward to chapter 14. The context is Jerusalem during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The city would have been busting at… Read More »
September 3, 2023
Insiders and Outsiders Mark 2:1-12 Sunday, September 3, 2023 Dr. Kelly B. Burton We feel out of breath following Jesus and we are only in chapter 2! It’s hard to keep up with the King who is preaching, healing, and forgiving. In chapter 2 we read about the first confrontation between the religious leaders and… Read More »