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The Gospel of Mark: The King and His Cross


There Should Be No Poor Among You

This sermon series naturally follows our study of Exodus - Out of Bondage. After 40 years in the desert, as the people of Israel stood on the edge of the Promised Land, God spoke through Moses saying,

"There need be, there must be, there shall be…no poor people among you
because God is going to bless you lavishly in this land…
But only if you listen obediently to the Voice of God, your God,
diligently observing every commandment that I command you today."
   
Deuteronomy 15:4-6

God gave instructions to the people to care for the land that would become theirs and how to live in a different way from the cultures around them - to live in community, loving God and loving each other. 

In this sermon series we begin by exploring the instructions God gave His people and continue to examine his instructions through the Old and New Testaments...we examine that against the backdrop of today's economic and political climate and learn what it means to be poor in America and in our community.

Download Where is it Written? transcript
View Where is it Written? Powerpoint Slide Show (pdf format)
Links to Nick Hannauer's Ted Talks on Inequality and The Pitchforks are Coming (Ted Talk and article)

Download Love Your Neighbor as Yourself transcript
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Download As for Me and My Family transcript

Download Cannibal Stew transcript

Download There is Nothing New Under the Sun transcript with references and footnotes
View There is Nothing New Under the Sun Powerpoint Slide Show (pdf format)

Response to There is Nothing New Under the Sun to clarify and correct
Download transcript of Laron's Response to Questions and Comments with footnotes
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Download But Let Justice Roll Like a River transcript

Download God's Blueprint for Caring for the Poor transcript

Download Selected Verses on Poverty and Justice in the Old Testament Prophets

Download I Wish You Understood transcript with references and footnotes
View I Wish You Understood Powerpoint Slide Show (pdf format)

 

Exodus: Out of Bondage

To accompany the sermon series, we're reading through the Books of Moses
Download our reading plan here >

Walking Through the New Testament

In 2015 we took a walk through the New Testament.

Walking Through the New Testament Reading Plan

If you read two chapters every weekday, you'll read through the entire New Testament in just one year! 
Download our New Testament Reading Plan here >

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Healing From Abuse

This sermon series is adapted from Mending the Soul; Understanding and Healing Abuse by Steven Tracy

Memorial Services

Mark Wright Memorial Service

Please also visit Mark's Memorial Page on Take the Next Step's website