Before Jesus faces his death, he takes the ordinary elements of bread and wine and transforms them into powerful symbols of what we most deeply need - his provision and grace.

Scriptures: Mark 14:12-16, 22-25 

Keywords: Mark, Jesus, Communion, Lord's Supper, Last Supper, grace

Direct download: GCC20180318.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:55pm CDT

A religious leader asks Jesus what he has to do to please God.  Jesus responds with two great commandments: love God and love your neighbor.

Scriptures: Mark 12:28-34 

Keywords: Jesus, Mark, love, greatest commandments, neighbor

Direct download: GCC20180311.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:48pm CDT

As Jesus enters Jerusalem to face his own death, he does so as king who is about to give us the greatest of gifts - freedom. 

Scriptures: Mark 11:1-11 

Keywords: Jesus, Mark, freedom, kingdom

Direct download: GCC20180304.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:20pm CDT

We all struggle with giving. We struggle to pour out to those in need. But what if the real life that Jesus has for his calls us to be willing to give of everything? We might see that we all have something to give.

Scriptures: Mark 10:46-52 

Keywords: Giving, Mark, Sacrifice, Blind, Life

Direct download: GCC20180225.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:34pm CDT

In Mark 10, Jesus doesn't offer us warnings about greed or encouragements towards generosity. He instead is saying that there is something radically wrong with us and that money has a particular power to blind us to the mistake of finding our identity in a savior other than himself alone.

Scriptures: Mark 10:17-27 

Keywords: Wealth, possessions, savior, identity

Direct download: GCC20180218.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:36pm CDT

Divorce is a common experience in today's world.  In this sermon, we look at one of the places in which Jesus addresses divorce and see how it can shape our thinking about marriage and divorce today.

Scriptures: Mark 10:1-10 

Keywords: Divorce, marriage, discipleship, Jesus, Mark, legalism, relationships

Direct download: GCC20180211.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

The Kingdom of God is defined to us by Jesus in more than terms of a reward, He speaks to us also of the costly sacrifices required. The demanding requirements of discipleship provide both an escape from the destructive ways of sin, and the grace fueled adventure of living for his purpose.

Scriptures: Mark 9:42-50 

Keywords: Sin, Repentance, Persecution, Reward, Jesus

Direct download: GCC20180204.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:32am CDT

We all want to be successful - and to have others see us as successful.  In this sermon, we see how Jesus defines success and encourages us to place our truest identities in him.

Scriptures: Mark 9:33-37 

Keywords: Pride, humility, Jesus, Mark, success, greatness

Direct download: GCC20180128.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:57am CDT

How do we make sense of Jesus?  In this sermon, we see that because Jesus is the Son of God and because he gives us a resurrection from the dead, we can trust him with our lives.

Scriptures: Mark 9:2-13 

Keywords: Jesus, Mark, transfiguration, Moses, Elijah, law, prophets, spiritual growth

Direct download: GCC20180121.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 7:45am CDT

What does it really mean to follow Jesus? In this passage, Jesus tells us that it (at least) means we need to deny ourselves, take the lower places in life, and keep close to him.

Scriptures: Mark 8:31-28 

Keywords: Mark, Jesus, self-denial, discipleship, suffering, spiritual growth

Direct download: GCC20180107.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:40pm CDT





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