Friday, January 30, 2015

Sermon of the Week (1/25 - 1/31, 2015) Jon Weece on Mark

Sermon/Podcast of the Week is a weekly series where I highlight a sermon or podcast that was particularly insightful to me.

Jon Weece of Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY is preaching through the book of Mark. (You can find the series here and choose your option). The first gives a good overview of when and how the New Testament was compiled, with reliance on F.F. Bruce. There's an explanation of the importance of Sola Scriptura a la 1517 A.D., a historical record of Mark, an overview of Mark's Christology. There is also a mention of a recent find of a copy of the Gospel of Mark that's worth reading about. It's evidence that the text was so ubiquitous as to be used as waste paper by 90 B.C.

"If you can believe the first sentence in this book (the Bible), then nothing else is difficult to believe." Lepers were considered dead in Hebrew culture, and Jesus made the leper alive.

There are some great insights and personal stories included in the second sermon (haven't listened to the third yet). People in my neck of the woods often bash Southland like it's a sport, if you feel that way then I'd encourage you to check these out. You could have done worse than attending the Sundays these were preached. Enjoy.

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