Bible Talks from Mark

The Coming King

Preached on January 24, 2021
Bible Text: Mark 1:1-14

Over the years there has been much debate about whether the Kingdom of God is present reality or a future expectation. In his talk Neville grapples with this tension and seeks to answer this question.

The Parable of the Sower

Preached on January 24, 2021
Bible Text: Mark 4:1–20

What should we expect to see as we tell people about Jesus? Should we expect to see people converted? Should we expect rejection? In this prophetic parable, Jesus tells us what to expect as people come to hear his Word, and it all depends on how they listen.

What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?

Preached on January 17, 2021
Bible Text: Acts 10:17–31

The question of what we have to do to inherit eternal life could be the most important question anyone could think of, but it’s also deceptively misleading. Eternal life is a reality, but rather than focus on what we have to do, it’s far more important we recognize what God has done.

Why Are You So Afraid

Preached on January 10, 2021
Bible Text: Acts 4:35-41

The story of the sea storm in the Gospel of Mark challenges us to recognise Jesus for who he really is and call us to respond: either in fear, or faith.

Tradition vs the Word of God

Preached on January 3, 2021
Bible Text: Mark 7:1–23

People have always asked the question, how can man relate to God? And although a number of ways are suggested, we see in the Bible only one that works. In this passage in Mark 7, Jesus takes us to the heart of the human problem and leads us to see the solution in him.

What Would Jesus Say

Preached on October 11, 2020
Bible Text: Mark 5:21-34

The longer we live, the more broken our lives become. In this talk, Jesus meets a woman who is completely broken - she has lost her health, money, and dignity. But in Jesus, she doesn't just find healing, she also finds freedom and peace.

Is There Any Sin God Wont Forgive

Preached on January 26, 2020
Bible Text: Mark 2:1–12

We all carry a portion of guilt around with from words we’ve regretted saying or people we’ve hurt along the way. We know Jesus came to forgive us, but is there a limit to his grace? Are there sins he won’t forgive? Have I gone too far, too often? We look at this question as we see Jesus heal a paralytic in the presence of the religious elite.

You Must Be True To Yourself

Preached on January 20, 2019
Bible Text: Mark 8:27-38

Third mantra of the model world: Be True To Yourself. In what sense is it true and in what sense is it false?

Nothing He Can’t Forgive

Preached on December 16, 2018
Bible Text: Mark 2:1-12

Jesus demonstrates both his authority to forgive and how our greatest need is to be forgiven.