Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian ChurchesMark 2:21-28October 24, 2021 At the Beginning of the Service The Sabbath has been called the first labor law. God graciously realizes we need to rest, just as God rested on the seventh day. But we humans, in our fallen state, have a way of taking a good thing too far … Read more God looks out for us
Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian ChurchesOctober 3, 2021Mark 9:14-29 Thoughts at the beginning of worship: Do you know about red herrings? They’re not like red snapper. You don’t eat them. A red herring is a term often used in debate. When someone doesn’t have a good argument, they throw out a red herring. It distracts … Read more “I believe, help my unbelief”
Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry ChurchesJuly 11, 2021Mark 6:14-29 Thoughts at the beginning of worship Last week we saw how, when famous, it can be humbling to go home where people know you too well. It was no different for Jesus. He visits his hometown and immediately faces opposition. So, he leaves. But he also greatly … Read more Fear, the impact of a guilty conscious
Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry ChurchesJuly 4, 2021Mark 6:1-13 The video of the sermon was recorded on Friday at Mayberry Church. Because it was recorded on Friday, it is a bit different that the text below (that had two days more to jell). Thoughts at the beginning of worship: It’s a rough road to glory. You … Read more Hometown Rejection and Rough Roads
Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry ChurchesJune 27, 2021Mark 5:21-43 Thoughts at the Beginning of Worship Let’s me share with you a quote I came across this week from Doris Haddock. She went by the name Granny D. In 2000, at the age of 90, she walked across America. It took her a year as she made … Read more Who receives the credit for these two healings?
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Churches Easter Sunday 2021 Mark 16:1-8 Sermon recorded at Bluemont Church on Friday, April 2, 2021 At the beginning of worship: Why do we come here this morning? Do we come because it’s the thing to do on Easter Sunday? To get all dressed up for church. Do we come … Read more A new day, but will we tell anyone?
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian Churches March 28, 2021 Mark 11:1-11 Sermon recorded on Friday, March 26 at Mayberry Presbyterian Church Thoughts at the Beginning of Worship Palm Sunday! A triumphant day when we recall Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. Jesus arrives at the royal city, greeted by a cheering crowd. From a strictly earthly … Read more The meaning of Palm Sunday
Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Mark 14:32-43 April 5, 2020 Our text for today, as we finish looking at the events of Jesus’ final week of earthly ministry, is his prayer in the Garden. It’s a time of temptation. Jesus is worried. He knows what will happen and grieves. He’s troubled. A lot … Read more Jesus in the Garden
Please remember, especially during this time when we need to maintain social distance from one another in at attempt to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, that you can always worship virtually with Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church on Sunday mornings at 10 AM Eastern Daylight time. Just go to sipres.org and click, “Watch Live.” … Read more Taking a Risk at the Table