Mark - The Political Gospel

When we think of the Gospel, we often think of spiritual things, like saving souls, but the first verse of the Gospel According to Mark is gritty, down-to-earth, highly-charged political rhetoric. It was a direct challenge to Caesar and the Roman Empire. This is how Mark begins his very political Gospel, which also has serious implications for today.

The Sheep and the Goats

In this sermon we approach the parable of the sheep and the goats with 4 questions: who are they, what are they judged on, where does this judgment take place, and when does it take place? We propose that the parable is NOT speaking about a final judgment of all individuals after the second coming of Jesus, but of a continual judgment of nations throughout history.