SERMON TITLE: “Jesus 101: Jesus & Water”
SERMON TEXT: Mark 4:35-41 and 6:45-51a
PREACHER: Rev. Kim James
OCCASION: September 16, 2018, at First UMC
On August 19, when we celebrated Men’s Ministry Sunday, Alan Livingston gave the sermon. In that sermon, Alan told about his experiences as a volunteer cleaning up after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Alan spoke thoughtfully about the role God does or doesn’t play in disastrous situations. Today, as Tropical Storm Florence is wreaking havoc on the Carolinas, we’re back at that theme of the divine role in the midst of life’s storms.
For five weeks in this Jesus 101 series, we’ve been progressing through the early chapters of Mark, and we’ve been reviewing the basics about Jesus. We’ve heard Jesus preaching the good news, we’ve seen him healing the sick, we’ve witnessed him interpreting the law, we’ve observed him calling the disciples, and we’ve heard him teaching. This series has paired Jesus with traits of his life and ministry that have offered us both grace and goals, compassion and challenge. Today is no different, as we explore “Jesus & Water.”