Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 9:30 & 11:15am

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Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 10:00am

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The King & His People

The Gospel of Mark is the true story of the life, death and resurrection of the Son of God. Mark wrote his Gospel for two primary reasons: Exalt the King and encourage the King’s people to follow Him. Mark is a fast paced account of Jesus the King that, at every turn, calls everyone, everywhere to respond to Jesus’ grace by giving Him their ultimate allegiance.

Manayunk Sermons

Jesus is risen! Stand in holy and happy awe of Him.

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Mark 16 : 1-8

Why do we call it Good Friday? Why do we call it Good Friday when everything about it seems awful? The answer is: The Curtain.

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Mark 15:1-38

On Palm Sunday Jesus declares his kingship. Following king Jesus means glorifying him through internal holiness and outward expansion

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Mark 11:1-19

Jesus the King by Tim Keller

Mark (BECNT) by Robert Stein

Jesus Declares his Kingship by John Piper (sermon)

The desire for greatness can lead us to work harder and get better at our jobs or cultivate our gifts. On the other hand, it can also lead to conflict, power grabs, and war. Something has gone wrong. In this passage, Jesus shows us the true greatness is the path He took for us: service.

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Mark 10:35-45

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

A person can only serve one Lord and be made secure by one Savior. In this passage, we explore Jesus' call to lose our money in order to gain a greater treasure.

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Mark 10:17-31

Jesus the King by Tim Keller

Baker Exegetical Commentary, Mark, by Robert Stein

Jesus doesn't require us to bring anything when we come to him, but he does ask us to leave everything when we come. Lose yourself to gain Jesus.

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Mark 8:27-38

Baker Exegetical Commentary, Mark, by Robert Stein

Jesus the King by Tim Keller

The religious leaders claim that Jesus' disciples are unclean. Jesus responds by telling them that we all need to be made clean because we have hearts far from God.

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Mark 7:1-23

Jesus the King by Tim Keller

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, by Robert Stein

When Jesus calms the storm the disciples are filled with awe of him. Only awe of Jesus can drive fear out of our hearts.

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Mark 4:35-41

Baker Exegetical Commentary on Mark by Robert Stein

Jesus the King by Tim Keller

When Fear Defeats Fear by Paul Tripp

Jesus has announced and displayed His kingdom, yet it faces opposition. While it draws a crowd, not all follow Jesus. Jesus shows that the secret of the kingdom and the fruit that comes with it only comes to those who welcome His Word.

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Mark 4:1-20

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

Jesus' conflict with the Pharisees over the Sabbath reveals that He is our true rest.

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Mark 2:23-28

Jesus the King by Tim Keller

Baker Exegetical Commentary on Mark by Robert Stein

ESV Study Bible Notes – Mark

The crowds come to Jesus for healing, but Jesus responds by offering them a greater healing that only He has the authority to give.

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Mark 2:1-12

Baker Exegetical Commentary, Mark, by Robert Stein

Jesus the King by Tim Keller

Mark wastes no time at the beginning of his Gospel. Jesus, the Son of God, is calling you!

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Mark 1:1-20

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark by Robert H. Stein

Jesus the King by Tim Keller

ESV Study Bible – Mark

Center City Sermons

Though Jesus had predicted He would rise from the dead, now that He'd died it appears none of His followers believed He would rise. They were just as unlikely to believe it as we today often feel, and yet somehow they ended up believing it. They were surprised by the evidence, and it left them in awe. Jesus has in fact risen, and the only reasonable response is incredible awe.

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Mark 16:1-8

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

8 Reasons why I believe Jesus rose from the dead, (blog article), John Piper

The Resurrection of the Son of God, N.T. Wright

Why do we call it Good Friday? Why do we call it Good Friday when everything about it seems awful? The answer is: The Curtain.

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Mark 15:1-38

Why is Easter such a big deal to Christians? We can't understand that without understanding Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday shows us that Jesus came to bring God's presence, and shows us how we can enjoy it through Him.

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Mark 11:1-19

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

The Temple and the Church: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God, G.K. Beale

The desire for greatness can lead us to work harder and get better at our jobs or cultivate our gifts. On the other hand, it can also lead to conflict, power grabs, and war. Something has gone wrong. In this passage, Jesus shows us the true greatness is the path He took for us: service.

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Mark 10:35-45

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

While many of us acknowledge greed to be a major problem in the world, we don't think of ourselves as greedy. In this passage, Jesus exposes our hearts' attachment to money, shows us how we can released from it, and offers us something better.

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Mark 10:17-31

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

There are plenty of people in the world we'll never meet or know anything about, and our lives will be no different as a result. But if Jesus is who He claimed to be, only one response is fitting: Lose yourself to gain Jesus.

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Mark 8:27-38

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

Is C.S. Lewis’ Liar-Lord-or-Lunatic Argument Unsound?, blog article by Justin Taylor

Religious leaders of Jesus' time saw his disciples as unclean. Jesus agrees that we need to be clean, but he locates the source of our uncleanliness and the solution to it in a different place, and suggests that religion actually makes it worse.

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Mark 7:1-23

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

You Can Change, Tim Chester

When you see a threat that is powerful and out of your control, you're afraid. But to not be controlled by fear, you need someone to be with you, for you, and more powerful than whatever is threatening you. In this passage Jesus reveals Himself to be all three, such that if you fear him you can be free from fear of other things.

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Mark 4:35-41

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

Awe, Paul Tripp

Matt Cohen's sermon at Citylight Center City

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We all know we need to rest, yet it seems hard to accomplish. We can't leave work on time, can't take adequate time off, and even when we do we still have to go back to work. This passage in Mark revolves around a dispute concerning rest, and Jesus responds to the enemies of rest by pointing to Himself as the True Rest.

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Mark 2:23-28

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

Wisdom and Sabbath Rest, Timothy Keller

Is the Sabbath still required for Christians?, Thomas Schreiner

Life outside of God's kingdom has brought all sorts of evil with it. In this story we see a display of that in a paralyzed man who came to the King, jesus, for healing. Jesus responds by giving him a greater healing, and in so doing points us to the healing we all need.

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Mark 2:1-12

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Mark, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller

Guilt and Shame: 2012 CCEF National Conference

Mark begins his gospel helpfully with an introduction. in the introduction he begins to answer the two big questions his gospel will answer, "Who is Jesus?" and "What does it look like to follow Him?" We see here that Jesus is the King who calls us to leave everything for something far greater.

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Mark 1:1-20

What is the Trinity?, R.C. Sproul

Mark Commentary, Robert Stein

Jesus the King, Timothy Keller