Sermons by Stephen Beck

Sermons by Stephen Beck

Disciples: Part 1

John 6:60-71 Jesus-Disciples: Passionate about Jesus The difference between “temporary followers” of Jesus and “permanent followers” is that the former count the cost of following Jesus as too high and the claims of Jesus as too radical, and the latter the cost of following Jesus as less than the gain and the nature of Jesus as irresistible. Peter’s confession points us…

Disciples: Part 2

Mark 1:1-15 Jesus-Disciples: Identity in the Gospel The gospel of Jesus Christ, son of God, is more than an introduction to who Jesus is: it is the good news of who we are in Jesus: sons and daughters of God. In this session we go to the roots of personal identity and value. What makes you what you are? We all are shaped by incidences, people, and voices. A disciple of…

Disciples: Part 3

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus-Disciples: Growth in Faith The storms of life can really rock your boat! Knowing the maker of rain, high winds and thunder, is to know the one who sent the disciples into the high waves and turbulence, is to know the one who can calm the storm, as well. Storms of life happen to disciples of Jesus to increase their faith in God. In this session we want…

Disciples: Part 4

Mark 1:16-18 Jesus-Disciples: Heart for the Lost A disciple of Jesus does not follow Jesus merely to fulfill his duties as a follower. He follows in order to gain the heart of the Master. That heart bled and bleeds for the world, for the lost, for the untouchables and outsiders. When you are gripped by the heart of Jesus, you become passionate for all that Jesus is…