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Sermons by Ross Hodges

Deacons Ministers for the Word

EVENING SERVICE Acts 6:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV) Seven Chosen to Serve 6 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists[a] arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give…

The Dogs Under the Table

EVENING SERVICE Mark 7:24-30 English Standard Version The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith 24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon.[a] And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. 25 But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell…

Bless Your Heart

EVENING SERVICE Mark 7:14-23 English Standard Version What Defiles a Person 14 And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15 There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.”[a] 17 And when he had entered…

Please Stop Doing the Dishes

EVENING SERVICE Mark 7:1-13 English Standard Version Traditions and Commandments 7 Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly,[a]holding to the tradition…

Do Not Be Afraid

Part 1 Part 2 Mark 6:45-56 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Walks on the Water 45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was…

Jesus the Compassionate Shepherd-King

MORNING SERVICE Mark 6:30-44 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.32 And they went away in…

Two By Two

EVENING SERVICE Mark 6:7-13 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles 7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 but to wear sandals and not…

Is Not This the Carpenter

EVENING SERVICE Mark 6:1-6 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 6 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are…

A Tale of Two Daughters

EVENING SERVICE Mark 5:31-43 English Standard Version (ESV) 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 And he looked around to see who had done it.33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth.…

Two Kinds of Beggars

EVENING SERVICE Mark 5:1-20 English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Heals a Man with a Demon 5 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes.[a] 2 And when Jesus[b] had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could…