Sermon, Mark 1:29-39, Wilderness, Deserted Place, Good News

Life In The Deserted Place – A Sermon On Mark 1:29-39

Jesus got up early, while it was still very dark, and left the security of the house to go to this deserted place, this wilderness place.

My guess is that nobody wants to go to that place and yet we’ve all been there.

I wonder what your deserted place is today. What parts of your life are dry, barren, empty, and desolate? Continue reading Life In The Deserted Place – A Sermon On Mark 1:29-39

Healing the Fever of Disconnection – A Sermon on Mark 1:29-39

“Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever” (from Mark 1:29-39, Epiphany 5B). You know what that’s like, right? Picture that in your mind. She’s in bed, flat on her back. No energy. No enthusiasm. She is separated from family, friends, and her usual activities. She’s alive but not really living, certainly not to the fullness she wants. Her world is as small and flat … Continue reading Healing the Fever of Disconnection – A Sermon on Mark 1:29-39

Searching for Jesus – A Sermon on Mark 1:29-39, Epiphany 5B

The collect and readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 1:29-39 Everyone loves it when Jesus shows up. His presence makes a difference. Things happen. Mother-in-laws are healed. The sick are cured. Demons are cast out. Lives are changed. This is true not only for the people of Capernaum in Jesus’ time … Continue reading Searching for Jesus – A Sermon on Mark 1:29-39, Epiphany 5B