Sermon Notes

Mark 9                                          June 19, 2016

How Long?

Pastor Scott Suskovic


I. A New Normal?

Confirmands: how much are you aware of what happened in Orlando?


II. Mark 9

A. “How long has this been happening to him?”

B. The example of Jesus entering into an other’s life

C. The reaction of the father.


III. Separation of Church and State

A. What do we mean by this separation?

B. Does it go both ways?

C. The role of the individual?

D. The role of the Church?


IV. Real Church, Real Words, Real Life

A. “How Long. . .?”

B. Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Mr. Wolf

C. We have something to say

  1. Gospel: to a hurting word
  2.         Chick Fil A: to those who are hungry
  3.        Donors: to those who need blood
  4.        Brice Parker: to those who are struggling


V. Conclusion

A. Mark Schultz’ song, “He’s My Son.”

B. Remembering ALL who have died

C. How long, O Lord? How long?

D. Lord I believe, help my unbelief.

Confirmand: What is the one idea you will take away?