Chapter 1

The Beginning of the Good News

The Beginning of the Good News

September 18, 2016  |  David Robinson

Mark wrote his gospel to let us know what it means to follow Jesus. To take up our cross and follow Him is really the gospel in a nutshell.

The Beginning of the Good News

The Beginning of the Good News

September 18, 2016  |  David Robinson

Mark wrote his gospel to let us know what it means to follow Jesus. To take up our cross and follow Him is really the gospel in a nutshell.

The Signs of the Kingdom

The Signs of the Kingdom

September 25, 2016  |  Joe Boot

When Jesus calls us to His service, far from slavery, it is a gracious act in which He saves our lives.

The Signs of the Kingdom

The Signs of the Kingdom

September 25, 2016  |  Joe Boot

When Jesus calls us to His service, far from slavery, it is a gracious act in which He saves our lives.

Chapter 2

Lord of the Sabbath

Lord of the Sabbath

October 2, 2016  |  Joe Boot

The Sabbath is about God's covenantal relationship to the cosmos in which He providentially governs all things. In the Sabbath we are blessed and liberated from slavery to sin so that we may serve the living God.

Lord of the Sabbath

Lord of the Sabbath

October 2, 2016  |  Joe Boot

The Sabbath is about God's covenantal relationship to the cosmos in which He providentially governs all things. In the Sabbath we are blessed and liberated from slavery to sin so that we may serve the living God.

Chapter 3

Plundering Satan's House

Plundering Satan's House

October 9, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Jesus has power over Satan's kingdom; Christ reveals His grace by delivering people from demonic influence to serve the living God.

Plundering Satan's House

Plundering Satan's House

October 9, 2016  |  Joe Boot
Jesus has power over Satan's kingdom; Christ reveals His grace by delivering people from demonic influence to serve the living God.

Chapter 4

The Mystery of the Kingdom

The Mystery of the Kingdom

October 16, 2016  |  David Robinson

In the parable of the sower, the emphasis is on the very significant kingdom increase that stems from the faithful lives of Jesus' disciples.

The Mystery of the Kingdom

The Mystery of the Kingdom

October 16, 2016  |  David Robinson

In the parable of the sower, the emphasis is on the very significant kingdom increase that stems from the faithful lives of Jesus' disciples.

Calming the Storm

Calming the Storm

October 23, 2016  |  Joe Boot

The focus of Scripture is the redemption of all of life in the person of Jesus. The miracles related in the gospels are designed to advance the redemptive story.

Calming the Storm

Calming the Storm

October 23, 2016  |  Joe Boot
The focus of Scripture is the redemption of all of life in the person of Jesus. The miracles related in the gospels are designed to advance the redemptive story.

Chapter 5

Do Not Fear, Only Believe

Do Not Fear, Only Believe

October 30, 2016  |  David Robinson

Though we encounter death, we do not need to fear when Jesus is with us. Resurrection is part of the mystery of the kingdom of God which Jesus is revealing.

Do Not Fear, Only Believe

Do Not Fear, Only Believe

October 30, 2016  |  David Robinson
Though we encounter death, we do not need to fear when Jesus is with us. Resurrection is part of the mystery of the kingdom of God which Jesus is revealing.

Chapter 6

Mission and Martyrdom

Mission and Martyrdom

November 6, 2016  |  Joe Boot

The righteous represent God's justice to a culture in rebellion; thus they are feared and must be eradicated.

Mission and Martyrdom

Mission and Martyrdom

November 6, 2016  |  Joe Boot
The righteous represent God's justice to a culture in rebellion; thus they are feared and must be eradicated.
Provision and Power

Provision and Power

November 13, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Jesus was the living bread who came down from heaven to restore our humanity to its original purpose.

Provision and Power

Provision and Power

November 13, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Jesus was the living bread who came down from heaven to restore our humanity to its original purpose.

Chapter 7

Holiness and Hypocrisy

Holiness and Hypocrisy

November 20, 2016  |  David Robinson

Jesus says it is a higher priority to honour your father and mother with your money than it is to will your estate to the church.

Holiness and Hypocrisy

Holiness and Hypocrisy

November 20, 2016  |  David Robinson
Jesus says it is a higher priority to honour your father and mother with your money than it is to will your estate to the church.
The Healing of Nations

The Healing of Nations

January 1, 2017  |  Steven Martins

When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Promise of the Gospel
Institute Minute (Institute Minutes)

The Promise of the Gospel

August 1, 2017  |  Steven Martins

The gospel's promise of renewal and restoration is not limited to our private experience but applies to the whole created order, this includes culture.

View the full sermon 'The Healing of Nations'

Topic: Culture
Scripture: Mark 7:24-8:21
The Healing of Nations

The Healing of Nations

January 1, 2017  |  Steven Martins
When Jesus visits the region of Tyre and Sidon in Mark 7 and 8 he goes from being in the midst of the Jews to being in the midst of the Gentiles. This is the foreshadowing of the future mission to the Gentiles and the anticipated renewal of Creation subject to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Chapter 8

Seeing and Believing

Seeing and Believing

January 8, 2017  |  David Robinson
Like the Pharisees Peter saw the issue of Christ's identity in man-centred terms. To follow Jesus means to deny our own interests and to prioritize His interests.

Double Vision or Second Sight?

March 4, 2012  |  Scott Masson

Seeing the cross as a symbol of humiliation and defeat, Peter's response was to oppose God's plan of salvation. Having in mind the things of God, we see the cross as part of God's rescue plan.

Seeing and Believing

Seeing and Believing

January 8, 2017  |  David Robinson

Like the Pharisees Peter saw the issue of Christ's identity in man-centred terms. To follow Jesus means to deny our own interests and to prioritize His interests.

Chapter 9

The Transfiguration and the Hope of Glory

March 11, 2012  |  David Robinson

We have a citizenship in heaven. When Christ returns, He will transform our lowly bodies to be like His glorious body.

Scripture: Mark 9:1-29
Glory and Power

Glory and Power

January 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The transfiguration unveiled the nature of Christ's kingdom glory. In an age of unbelief we must act on our faith in the victory of Christ over all things.
Glory and Power

Glory and Power

January 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The transfiguration unveiled the nature of Christ's kingdom glory. In an age of unbelief we must act on our faith in the victory of Christ over all things.

Greatness in the Kingdom

Greatness in the Kingdom

January 22, 2017  |  Joe Boot

When we selflessly serve the needs of others, we embody God's ministerial authority. Kingdom service is true greatness because behind kingdom service is the omnipotent power of God.

The Servant King

March 18, 2012  |  Scott Masson

In the Church's mission to the world, health, welfare, and education are priorities. Through Christ's power is real service and healing.

The Servant King

March 18, 2012  |  Scott Masson
In the Church's mission to the world, health, welfare, and education are priorities. Through Christ's power is real service and healing.

Chapter 10

A Question about Divorce

A Question about Divorce

January 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Marriage is rooted in God's creation norms; in a world tainted by sin Jesus calls us to be faithful in marriage, persevering through challenges.

A Question about Divorce

A Question about Divorce

January 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot
Marriage is rooted in God's creation norms; in a world tainted by sin Jesus calls us to be faithful in marriage, persevering through challenges.
Inheriting Eternal Life

Inheriting Eternal Life

February 5, 2017  |  David Robinson
Wealth makes a claim on your life; if your whole identity is tied to your wealth, you cannot give it up to become a disciple of Jesus.
Inheriting Eternal Life

Inheriting Eternal Life

February 5, 2017  |  David Robinson

Wealth makes a claim on your life; if your whole identity is tied to your wealth, you cannot give it up to become a disciple of Jesus.

Superhero Mythology and Religion
Blog Entry

Superhero Mythology and Religion

June 21, 2016  |  Steven Martins

The surging popularity of the superhero genre testifies to man's innate recognition of his own fallenness, as well as the humanistic impulse to improve ourselves on our own terms, effecting our own salvation.

Topic: Culture
Scripture: Mark 10:18
On the Road to Jerusalem

On the Road to Jerusalem

February 12, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert
Jesus faced suffering resolutely because He found strength in drawing close to God. Jesus had been in God's presence in prayer. He knew Scriptures had to be fulfilled. It was His delight to do the Father's will.
On the Road to Jerusalem

On the Road to Jerusalem

February 12, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert

Jesus faced suffering resolutely because He found strength in drawing close to God: Jesus had been in God's presence in prayer; He knew Scriptures had to be fulfilled; and it was His delight to do the Father's will.

Chapter 11

Jesus and the Temple

Jesus and the Temple

February 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The temple simultaneously represents our own hearts, the church of Christ, and the whole earth. Jesus will cleanse and restore everything.

The Day of God's Visitation

April 1, 2012  |  David Robinson

The temple sermon is a warning to us, that our churches do not become a den of robbers, listen to the lying pen of scholars, or proclaim a false peace.

Jesus and the Temple

Jesus and the Temple

February 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The temple simultaneously represents our own hearts, the church of Christ, and the whole earth. Jesus will cleanse and restore everything.

Chapter 12

The Stone the Builders Rejected

The Stone the Builders Rejected

February 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot
We have received a kingdom and an inheritance, but woe to us if we now take offence at God's Word. The Lord will crush those who deny Him the fruit of His vineyard.
The Stone the Builders Rejected

The Stone the Builders Rejected

February 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot

We have received a kingdom and an inheritance, but woe to us if we now take offence at God's Word. The Lord will crush those who deny Him the fruit of His vineyard.

Note: the video is missing the first two minutes of this sermon but it is available on the audio-only file via the "Listen" link.

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

March 5, 2017  |  David Robinson

Knowing the text of Scripture is not the same as knowing the powerful Word of God. Knowing the love of God personally gives us a heart that will love God whole-heartedly as well as our neighbour.

Love Thy Neighbour
Institute Minute (Institute Minutes)

Love Thy Neighbour

November 17, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Implicit in the command to love our neighbour is the understanding that the gospel has social and cultural implications. Loving our neighbour precludes the possibility of a strictly personal, private religion.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Mark 12:31

Chapter 13

The Olivet Discourse

The Olivet Discourse

March 12, 2017  |  Joe Boot

In answering the disciples' question about the destruction of the temple, Jesus foretells signs of an imminent temporal event which will take place in the lifetime of his audience. Instead of end times speculation, the church needs to be busy with gospel proclamation and mission.

Chapter 14

At the Lord's Table

At the Lord's Table

March 19, 2017  |  David Robinson
Christians are called to work for the kingdom and to pursue a life of watching in contemplation and prayer.
At the Lord's Table

At the Lord's Table

March 19, 2017  |  David Robinson

Christians are called to work for the kingdom and to pursue a life of watching in contemplation and prayer.

The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

March 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Unlike Adam who failed at his calling and hid from God, Christ struggles through prayer and serves as the obedient Son to restore all creation back to God.

The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane

March 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot
Unlike Adam who failed at his calling and hid from God, Christ struggles through prayer and serves as the obedient Son to restore all creation back to God.
Christ on Trial

Christ on Trial

April 2, 2017  |  David Robinson

For the sake of the gospel we must be prepared to repent of our sins, deny ourselves, and lose our lives.

Chapter 15

Tried and Torn

Tried and Torn

April 9, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Christ's enemies at his crucifixion behaved just as the enemies of the Gospel do today. And so, for today's Church, the crucifixion exemplifies God's love and the world's hostility.

Tried and Torn

Tried and Torn

April 9, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Christ's enemies at his crucifixion behaved just as the enemies of the Gospel do today. And so, for today's Church, the crucifixion exemplifies God's love and the world's hostility.

Chapter 16

Word of the Risen King

Word of the Risen King

April 16, 2017  |  Joe Boot
God's Word upholds everything moment by moment. The total coherence and dependence of the creation refers us back to the Creator God.
The Word of Life
Blog Entry

The Word of Life

April 18, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The power of God on display in the resurrection is a word of grace and life for the disciples and for us.

Scripture: Mark 16:1-20
Word of the Risen King

Word of the Risen King

April 16, 2017  |  Joe Boot

God's Word upholds everything moment by moment. The total coherence and dependence of the creation refers us back to the Creator God.