Mark's Gospel: The Time Has Come

Here at Bellevue it has become customary to begin the New Year by studying one of the four gospels. This year we are going to look at the Gospel written by Mark. It is considered to be the first account of the life of Jesus.

Mark’s record is written with the pace and urgency of a newspaper article that is conveying something of great importance. The stories he tells us of Jesus, and His kingdom, will challenge us all to consider how our lives must respond and change to what we read.

The Gospel begins with Jesus - Mark 1:1-11 - David Knowles (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, January 8, 2023
Mark broke new ground in writing his account of the life of Jesus, the opening verses describe the ministry and message of John the Baptist whose challenge to repent and be baptised remains a compelling one today.
The Call to Follow - Mark 1: 12 - 20 - Alex Warren (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, January 15, 2023
In these verses we see that Jesus came to destroy Satan’s domain, instead setting up the Kingdom of God, in which he is king. He calls us into this eternal kingdom through repentance and faith in Jesus. If we enter the kingdom, we are set free from slavery to sin and become his followers. We leave behind our old priorities and give ourselves to serving Jesus and his kingdom. How will we respond to his call? Will Jesus be our King?
Cleansing & Healing - Mark 1:40 - 2:12 - George Campbell (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, January 22, 2023
In this message we look at two of Jesus healing miracles: the cleansing of the leper and the healing of the paralytic man who is lowered through a roof to Jesus by his friends. We learn about Jesus authority and is heart to bring cleansing, healing and forgiveness.
Jesus is Lord - Mark 2:23 - 3:30 - Josh Hannah (Video)
Morning Service, Sunday, January 29, 2023
This sermon considers six of the events which Mark records in chapters 2 and 3. These reveal the very different responses of ordinary people and religious leaders to the healing ministry of Jesus. We teach that familiarity with the words and actions of Jesus increases our understanding of the character of God. It is suggested that regular reading of the Gospels better prepares us to deal with situations we may face in the way that Jesus did. The sermon concludes with a challenge to ensure that we never adopt the approach of the religious leaders.