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Sermons on Mark

Prepare the Way

What does it mean to “Prepare the way for the Lord”? That’s a phrase from Isaiah 40 associated with John the Forerunner in Mark 1. John is shown to be the voice crying out in the wilderness to prepare the way for the Lord. But how? Well, Isaiah says that “Every valley shall be raised…

Love Your Neighbor

Jesus said the two-fold greatest commandment is to Love God and Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. Paul, writing before the Gospel traditions were written down, summarized this command with just Love Your Neighbor. First John helps us understand why: we can’t love God if we hate human beings made in God’s image. Paul also shows…