Today’s Scripture passages speak of the joy and sacrifice found in following Jesus. In Mark’s Gospel Jesus challenges a rich man to go beyond outward religious observance and give up the wealth that has captured his heart. The Lord rewards those who sacrifice worldly wealth, status, and power for his sake, and promises that God can do the humanly impossible for those who have faith in Jesus. The passage from Job speaks of the times when we struggle to connect with God in the midst of trials and pain, while the letter to the Hebrews assures us of Jesus’ high-priestly ministry, interceding on our behalf and showing compassion in our weakness. The Bible is also here described as the sword of the Spirit, a mighty gift from the Lord to guide, comfort, and teach us as we walk in relationship with the Triune God.
Please use the following tags to jump to particular points in the service:
0:00 - Choral Prelude
14:40 - Greeting and Announcements
15:40 - Processional Hymn, Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise St. Denio
21:05 - Old Testament Lesson —Job 23:1–9, 16–17
22:45 - Anthem
25:34 - New Testament Lesson — Hebrews 4:12–16
26:53 - Gospel lesson — Mark 10:17–31
31:02 - Sermon: Are You Rich?
52:30 - Response: Take My Life and Let it Be, Messiah