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Mark Driscoll Audio

Pastor Mark Driscoll is a Jesus-following, mission-leading, church-serving, people-loving, Bible-preaching pastor. He’s grateful to be a nobody trying to tell everybody about Somebody. This channel features audio content from Mark Driscoll, including sermons and event teaching. Mark preaches about Jesus with a skillful mix of bold presentation, accessible teaching, and compassion for those who are hurting the most. For more great teaching resources visit markdriscoll.org

Episodes

  • Christians Might Be Crazy #5 - Authority

    Apr 15 2019

    "I don’t share the beliefs that the Christian faith tells me I should."

  • Christians Might Be Crazy #4 - Equality

    Apr 07 2019

    "Christians believe that all people are not created equal."

  • Christians Might Be Crazy #3 - Hypocrisy

    Apr 01 2019

    "Many Christians are hypocrites."

  • Christians Might Be Crazy #2 - Politics

    Mar 24 2019

    “I don’t like how some Christian groups meddle in politics.”

  • Christians Might Be Crazy #1 - Intolerance

    Mar 18 2019

    “Jesus Freaks are intolerant bigots." Based upon his groundbreaking research that included over 900,000 phone calls and six focus groups in three major U.S. cities, in this six-week sermon series Pastor Mark Driscoll answers the top objections to the Christian faith. Visitors to The Trinity Church will receive a free copy of Pastor Mark’s accompanying book "Christians Might Be Crazy" that includes numerous interviews with scholars and detailed answers to common questions about Christianity. ...more

  • John #44 - Jesus Can Heal Hurts, Fix Fears, and Defeat Doubts

    Mar 11 2019

    Learn how alone Jesus can heal your hurts, fix your fears, and defeat your doubts. This week we finish John’s Gospel with our 44th and final sermon!

  • John #43 - Jesus Resurrection Defeated Death

    Mar 04 2019

    The most important day of your life is the last day. Find out the reasons why Christians believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death, and what this means for you in this life and the eternal life that awaits you!

  • John #42 - Let the Cross Wreck You

    Feb 25 2019

    In an intense and emotional sermon exploring in detail the death of Jesus, come learn about the love of God by letting yourself get wrecked by the cross of Jesus Christ.

  • John #41 - Choose Your King

    Feb 18 2019

    Has your suffering ever caused you to wonder if God was truly loving? In one of the darkest moments in human history, we learn how humanity gave no love to Jesus, but how King Jesus has only given love to us.

  • John #40 - God Creates, Satan Counterfeits

    Feb 11 2019

    John 18:19-24, 28-40

  • John #39 - People Like Peter

    Feb 04 2019

    This week we learn from the life of the imperfect Peter. Peter failed Jesus, but Jesus did not fail Peter. This is the hope for us people who are like Peter.

  • John #38 - Jesus Drank the Cup of God's Wrath

    Jan 28 2019

    In this mind stretching, heart wrenching, soul cleansing sermon we will learn about the love of God. Did you know that Jesus drank your cup filled with the wrath of God so that you can drink the cup filled with blessing of God?

  • Pray Like Jesus #3 - Pray For Non-Christians

    Jan 21 2019

    What do you do when people you know are far from God but don’t want to hear you talk to them about God? Rather than talking to them about God, you can talk to God about them. Lift your burden and learn to pray for family, friends, and coworkers who don’t know the Lord and see what God does to answer those prayers.

  • Pray Like Jesus #2 - Pray For Christians

    Jan 14 2019

    The fastest way to improve your relationship with people is to begin praying for them. Praying is a way of promoting loving and serving. Praying is a way of preventing gossiping and fighting. Improve your emotional and relational health by learning how to pray for other Christians from the pattern of Jesus’ longest prayer.

  • Pray Like Jesus #1 - Pray For Yourself

    Jan 07 2019

    The best way to start this year is by talking to God about your plans and listening to hear what He has to say. Deepen your relationship with God by learning how to pray for yourself by studying the longest prayer that Jesus ever prayed.

  • Malachi #6 - Learn to Change Your Heart

    Dec 31 2018

    Is your heart tender toward God, family, and friends? Forever is a long time, and God invites us to change our hearts today so that we can prepare for the perfect, healthy, and loving relationships we will enjoy in eternity. As we study God’s final words before four-hundred years of silence that preceded the coming of Jesus at the first Christmas, you can experience the Father heart of God and share it with family and friends to experience healed relationships.

  • Malachi #5 - Learn to Give

    Dec 23 2018

    Are you a generous person with your words, works, and wealth? The key to a healthy relationship with God is to understand that He has generously given you His only Son as the greatest gift that could possibly be given. As you grow to appreciate that God is a generous giver, you will be freed up to be a more generous giver to God, family, and friends. Learning this lesson will improve all of your relationships and bring joy to your soul.

  • Malachi #4 - Learn to Persevere

    Dec 17 2018

    When tough times come into your relationships, are you the kind of person who is more likely to hang in there or hang it up? In every relationship, there are times when we want to give in and give up. This is especially true with family members, including our spouse. But, when we learn to persevere through hard times with God, family, and friends, the long-term blessings outweigh the short-term burdens.

  • Malachi #3 - Learn to Listen

    Dec 10 2018

    Do you consider yourself a good listener? One key to every healthy relationship is being a good listener. Sadly, sometimes believers don’t like what God is saying, so they choose to listen to a bad teacher who tells them what they want to hear rather than what God has said. As you grow to heed God’s Word and hear God’s voice you will be able to walk in the destiny that God has for you and your family.

  • Malachi #2 - Learn to Honor

    Dec 03 2018

    Do you need to learn to honor God’s authority over all aspects of your life? Like every good parent, God is a Father who needs to be respected if you are to learn, grow, and mature. As you learn to honor God’s authority you then become healthy both in and under human authority. This makes you a better Christian, spouse, parent, child, employee, and leader so that your life is blessed by God and a blessing to others.

  • Malachi #1 - Learn to Love

    Nov 26 2018

    Do you need to learn to be more loving? God is a Father and His heart is filled with love for you. Your relationship with God begins with His love for you. Understanding and experiencing this love allows you to become emotionally healthy and love God, family, and friends with the love that God gives you to share.

  • 4 Biblical Laws #3 - The Law of Wise Counsel

    Nov 19 2018

    Are you ready to make some major life changes in 2018 – but aren’t sure how to get started? Pastor Mark’s 4-part series, ‘4 Biblical Laws That Change Your Life’ will give you the keys to experiencing lasting transformation this year. Here is part 3, The Law of Wise Counsel.

  • Spirit Filled Jesus: Week 7

    Nov 19 2018

    Who has hurt you and caused pain that you are struggling to heal from? In this Sunday’s sermon, “Seven Reasons to Forgive”, you will learn that forgiveness is a gift will completely transform you.

  • Spirit Filled Jesus: Week 6

    Nov 05 2018

    Are you suffering? A loved one suffering? Learn the secret to Jesus’ suffering so that your woeful days can be used by God in wonderful ways.

  • Spirit Filled Jesus: Week 5

    Oct 29 2018

    Why are some of your relationships so life-giving and others so life-taking? In this Sunday’s sermon, “Facing Foolish and Evil People with the Spirit’s Wisdom”, you will learn how to have a healthy relationship with Jesus and other people.

  • Spirit Filled Jesus: Week 4

    Oct 22 2018

    Are you feeling emotionally bummed out, beat down, and need to be built up? In this Sunday’s sermon, “Jesus' Secret to Emotional Health”, you will learn how to be emotionally healthy and hopeful even when life is hard.

  • Spirit Filled Jesus: Week 3

    Oct 15 2018

    Are you sick of falling into bad habits? In this Sunday’s sermon, “Five Weapons to Defeat the Demonic”, you will learn how you can overcome the temptation to do foolish and evil things and live in freedom like Jesus.

  • Spirit Filled Jesus: Week 2

    Oct 08 2018

    Are you ready to mature and see God change your family? In this Sunday’s sermon, “Maturity for Your Family”, you will learn how you can mature like Jesus did and have a family that fulfills their destiny.

  • Spirit Filled Jesus: Week 1

    Oct 01 2018

    Are you wearing down and needing to plug in to God’s power? In this Sunday’s sermon, “Spirit-Filled Jesus”, you will learn the secret to Jesus’ life and how you can live by His power!

  • John #34 - Push Through the Pain

    Sep 24 2018

    Have you faced seemingly insurmountable odds and were doomed to defeat? Jesus understands. Hours before His death on the cross, it seemed like the world was winning and God was losing. Jesus reminds us that in the end, Team Jesus wins! Until the final victory for Team Jesus, we are reminded that all the pain in life is like a momma who brings new life into the world through the courage to push through the pain.

  • John #33 - Why The World Hates Christianity

    Sep 17 2018

    At The Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll takes us through the John's Gospel. In John Chapter 15 we look at "Why The World Hates Christianity."

  • John #32 - I AM the Vine, You Are the Branches

    Sep 10 2018

    At The Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll takes us through John's Gospel. In John Chapter 15 we look at "I AM the Vine, You Are the Branches."

  • John #31 - A Personal Relationship with the Holy Spirit

    Sep 04 2018

    What do you need help with today? When Jesus needed help, He went to the Holy Spirit. Jesus also promised to send the Spirit as our Helper. Learn about how to have a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit as Jesus does, and get the same helpful power that empowered the earthly life of Jesus Christ.

  • John #30 - The Son Brings You to the Father

    Aug 27 2018

    The story of the Bible is that God is a good, loving, and providing Father. Christians are a family, which is why the Bible refers to us as “brothers” and “sisters”. The Kingdom is the Father’s culture. Heaven is the Father’s House. Sin is wandering and running from the Father so that we are “lost” as Jesus says. And, Jesus is our Big Brother sent down by the Father to show us the way Home.

  • John #29 - Are You Wise Like Jesus, Evil Like Judas, or Foolish Like Peter?

    Aug 20 2018

    Relationships are the most pleasant and painful part of life. How are your relationships? Are evil people betraying and harming you? Are foolish people disappointing and failing you? In this sermon, learn how your relationship with Jesus can help you navigate evil and folly with wisdom.

  • John #28 - Jesus the Great I AM

    Aug 13 2018

    When people meet one another, their relationship begins with the exchange of names. In the days of Moses, God showed up and introduced Himself as “I AM”. Roughly 1400 years later, Jesus Christ walked the earth and kept declaring Him to be I AM. These statements from Jesus are unique in all of world history as no other major world religion has a founder who declares themselves to be God. In John’s Gospel, we find the 7 I AM statements of Jesus Christ which reveal a relationship with Him as the on...more

  • John #27 - Your Woeful and Wonderful Life

    Aug 06 2018

    Life does not have woeful seasons and wonderful seasons, but instead woeful and wonderful things in every season. Just days before the Cross, the Lord Jesus sets for us an example to embrace both the woeful and wonderful moments of life. Why? Because, as we learn from Jesus’ cross that God always has a way to make even the woeful wonderful.

  • John #26 - Choosing The Painful Will of God

    Jul 30 2018

    If you had a few days to live, what would you say and what would you do? In the final week before His death, Jesus Christ came into a holiday crowd to reveal Himself as a peaceable King and teach us that the most important thing in life is to learn how to lose our earthly life so that we could gain eternal life.

  • John #25 - Jesus Still Washes Feet

    Jul 23 2018

    This Sunday, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches the sermon entitled "Jesus Still Washes Feet" at James River Church in Ozark, Missouri.

  • 4 Biblical Laws #2 - The Law of Planning

    Jul 16 2018

    Are you ready to make some major life changes in 2018 – but aren’t sure how to get started? Pastor Mark’s 4-part series, ‘4 Biblical Laws That Change Your Life’ will give you the keys to experiencing lasting transformation this year. Here is part 2, The Law of Planning.

  • John #24 - Haters, Lovers, Users and Jesus

    Jul 09 2018

    With death near, Jesus discovers who hates Him (religious leaders), who loves Him (Mary), and who has been using Him (Judas). How about you? Which category are you in? If you love Jesus, we also learn this week how your testimony will be tested as it was for Lazarus.

  • John #23 - I Am the Resurrection and the Life

    Jul 02 2018

    Are you (or someone you love) suffering, or even dying? What is the proper way to face suffering and death? How should we process suffering and death with others? Why does God not show up and stop the pain? These are common human questions that all get addressed when Jesus shows up to the graveside of His dead friend Lazarus along with his friends Mary and Martha. Learn how Jesus comforts the hurting and raises the dead!

  • John #22 - Did Jesus Say He Was God?

    Jun 25 2018

    Other than Christianity, no other major world religion has a founder who claimed to be God. In our study of John, the public conflict between Jesus and His critics and enemies had been escalating for a long. In John 10:22-42 Jesus seals His death sentence by clearly declaring Himself to be God. Today, it is popular for people to claim that Jesus never declared Himself to be God, but that is the exact opposite of the truth even though it cost Him His life.

  • John #21 - Jesus is Our Good Shepherd

    Jun 18 2018

    Did you know that you are a sheep? Did you know that sheep are not smart or tough and really need a shepherd? Did you know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep? In one of the most beloved sections of the entire Bible, you will learn about how to be a good sheep and walk with the Good Shepherd.

  • John #20 - Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

    Jun 11 2018

    Are you suffering? Is there someone you care for who is suffering? Suffering causes us to ask God, “why?”. Why is their sickness and suffering in our world? Why does it hit some people and not others? In John 9, Jesus heals a man blind from birth. But, in addition to physical blindness he also suffered from spiritual blindness which was healed by faith in Jesus as his “Lord” whom he then worshipped. Learn suffering can help you glorify God, grow in faith, and deepen your worship of God.

  • 4 Biblical Laws #1 - The Law of Seasons

    Jun 03 2018

    Are you ready to make some major life changes in 2018 – but aren’t sure how to get started? Pastor Mark’s 4-part series, ‘4 Biblical Laws That Change Your Life’ will give you the keys to experiencing lasting transformation this year. Here is part 1, The Law of Seasons.

  • John #19 - The Truth Will Set You Free

    May 28 2018

    Freedom! Perhaps no word evokes more positive emotion in the typical person than the word “freedom”. But, are we truly free? Free from what? Free to what? In a tense and terse public debate with moral and spiritual people, Jesus offended them by saying they were slaves to sin internally even though they were free externally. How about you? Are you truly living in the mental, spiritual, and emotional freedom that God has for you? Learn how to be set free from sin, religion, the demonic, death, an...more

  • John #18 - I Am the Light of the World

    May 21 2018

    In the Old Testament, God’s people were delivered from slavery in Egypt to freedom by God’s power. To guide them through their wilderness wanderings toward their homeland, God sent a pillar of fire to guide them at night. To follow the light was literally to follow the Lord. To celebrate all of this, the Jewish people celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles. The Temple would be lit up with large candelabras that could be seen from miles around. During this holiday, Jesus stood up and declared Himsel...more

  • Jesus' Spirit Filled Family - Mothers Day 2018

    May 14 2018

    Not only is Jesus the most significant person in world history, His family is also the most significant family in world history. Although they had no money, power, or fame they did have the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ aunt, uncle, cousin, parents, and siblings were all filled with the Holy Spirit and fulfilled God’s calling on their life. From the example of Jesus’ family, we learn what it takes to truly have a great family by the Spirit’s power.

  • John #17 - The Woman Caught in Adultery

    May 07 2018

    The story of the woman caught in adultery is one of the best most and hotly debated sections in all of Scripture. For starters, it is possibly that the story was not originally even part of the Bible. In this weeks sermon, Pastor Mark has his work cut out trying to first explain how we got the Bible and why we can trust it. Then, he will unpack the story of how a woman caught in adultery can be forgiven, loved, and honored by Jesus. To blow your mind and melt your heat, you will learn how you ar...more

  • John #16 - The Jesus You Want May Not Be the Jesus You Need

    Apr 30 2018

    The people in Jesus’ day, and our day, and every day think we know what we need. Jesus meets some of those desires, but not all. Why? Because we Jesus we want is usually not the Jesus we need. The real Jesus gives you what you really need – a relationship where He is present with you forever and sends the Spirit to make you a life-giving person.

  • John #15 - Jesus Comes with Controversy

    Apr 23 2018

    No one is more popular or more polarizing than Jesus Christ. His family disbelieved Him, the crowds disowned Him, the religious leaders said He had a demon, and a few remained devoted to Him. How about you? What do you think about Jesus? What do your family and friends think about Jesus?

  • John #14 - Eat my Body? Drink my Blood? Huh?

    Apr 16 2018

    Eat my flesh? Drink my blood? What sounds like an apocalyptic zombie horror film is actually one of the most confusing and controversial teachings of Jesus Chris. Learn why Jesus sometimes offends us as part of His loving ministry.

  • John #13 - Jesus Walks on Water

    Apr 09 2018

    Life is filled with storms – financial, physical, emotional, spiritual, relational etc. In a storm, you become exhausted and overwhelmed. In just such a storm, Jesus walked on water to bring His peace and presence to His people. In response, Peter took a step of faith and also walked on water until fear began to sink him. Learn to find Jesus in your storm and walk by faith rather than sink into fear.

  • Jesus Is Alive - Easter 2018

    Apr 02 2018

    Easter 2018 message by Pastor Mark Driscoll preached live at The Trinity Church on Sunday April 1, 2018.

  • John #12 - Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

    Mar 26 2018

    What happens when a little boy hands his lunch box to Jesus? He multiplies it to feed a multitude. Learn more about our King Jesus and His Kingdom today in one of most beloved Bible stories of all time.

  • John #11 - 5 Witnesses to Jesus

    Mar 19 2018

    A man had been an invalid for thirty-eight years until Jesus healed him. Upset that Jesus healed on the Sabbath and commanded the man to carry his mat, the religious leaders began what became a few years of persecution that culminated at the cross. In the Bible, it is common to require two or three witnesses to establish a fact (e.g. Deut. 19:15). In defending Himself, Jesus brought forth no less than five witnesses that we examine in detail that proved that Jesus is God! - Jesus healed a ma...more

  • John #10 - Do You Want To Be Healed?

    Mar 12 2018

    Have you ever felt wrecked, broken, and stuck? One man who had been crippled for thirty-eight years felt the same way. Jesus healed him, and then tells us that one day He will heal all who believe in Him! You too need the hope, help, and healing that only Jesus can give.

  • John #9 - Sick People Need Jesus

    Mar 05 2018

    With a little boy on his deathbed, his daddy hears that Jesus is traveling nearby and jumps on a horse riding as fast as he can, hoping for a miracle. Frantic, the father begs Jesus to heal his son. Jesus promises that the boy will be healed, and in faith the father heads home to see his boy healed. This is Jesus’ first healing miracle in John’s gospel and in this sermon Pastor Mark answers the most common questions about healing.

  • John #8 - Miserable People Need Jesus

    Feb 26 2018

    In one of the most moving and loving scenes in the whole Bible, Jesus sits down with a rejected and dejected woman. In one conversation, her life changes from miserable to wonderful and God wants to sit down and do the same for you!

  • John #7 - Successful People Need Jesus

    Feb 19 2018

    This is a face-melting sermon about the repentance of sin, humility in ministry, Kingdom of God as the only alternative to the dumpster fire that is culture, and the wrath of God which is meted out by Jesus Christ as the King of both Heaven and Hell!

  • John #6 - Spiritual People Need Jesus

    Feb 12 2018

    What happens when a theology professor sits down to have a deep conversation with Jesus? They end up having a late-night mental boxing match about what it means to be “born again”. Jesus tells the Bible scholar that, in effect, you can memorize books of the Bible, tithe generously to the Lord, live a moral life, believe in God, and sit in church every week until you die and have your funeral in a church and still go to hell if you are not born again by the Holy Spirit. Prepare for a brain cramp ...more

  • John #5 - Religious People Need Jesus

    Feb 05 2018

    Jesus showed up at the Temple, got angry, made a whip, and started sending money flying and people running? Why? Because the religious leaders did not care about worship, Jesus, or relationships. This week Jesus the Lamb turns into Jesus the Lion for some good reasons we will study together.

  • John #4 - Start with Jesus to Understand God's Kingdom

    Jan 29 2018

    Do you ever wonder what eternity will be like? Have the cartoonish images of diaper wearing chubby baby cherubs sitting on fluffy clouds playing harps forever got you less than excited for eternity? The truth is that Jesus’ miracles revealed His eternal Kingdom. His first miracle was making wine at a wedding party which will likely upend a lot of what you have wrongly been told heaven will be like.

  • John #3 - Start with Jesus to Understand God's Will for Your Life

    Jan 22 2018

    How do you discover God’s will for your life? Jesus first disciples had jobs they worked and a life course they had plotted. All of that changed, however, when Jesus came along and asked them to follow Him. The same is true for Jesus’ followers today. By understanding who Jesus is and what life in relationship with Him looks like, you too can begin to uncover God’s will for your life and walk with Jesus.

  • John #2 - Start with Jesus to Understand Yourself

    Jan 14 2018

    How do we really come to understand ourselves? That question, perhaps more than any other, dominates our thinking as we use personality tests and other tools to discover the mystery that is me. There is a man named John the Baptizer whom Jesus called the greatest man who has ever lived. People tried to figure out who John was, and he said that the only way to really understand oneself is to first understand Jesus. In that day, like ours, many people were making the mistake of looking at themselv...more

  • John #1 - Start with Jesus to Understand God

    Jan 08 2018

    Who knows you best? When Jesus walked the earth, he had a best friend named John. John was an eyewitness to Jesus entire ministry, and no one knew Jesus better than John. Long after Jesus had returned to heaven, the other disciples had all died, and the last eyewitnesses to Jesus’ were reaching the end of their life, John sat down to write about his best friend and Lord, Jesus Christ. At breakneck speed that strains human understanding, John starts by telling us that Jesus is our Eternal God, Cr...more

  • My Old School Interview with R.C. Sproul

    Jan 02 2018

    Theologian R.C. Sproul has recently passed away. Many years ago, I had the honor of sitting down to interview him about theology, his beloved wife, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the fact that he'd never been on the Internet, seen Facebook, or sent an email. We dug up the old interview and hope you enjoy it.

  • The Boy Who Is Lord #8 - The Glorious Announcement for an Unlikely Audience

    Dec 24 2017

    At the Trinity Church on Christmas Morning 2017, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches us a sermon entitled, "The Glorious Announcement for an Unlikely Audience"

  • The Boy Who Is Lord #6 - The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

    Dec 10 2017

    After years of praying, weeping, and waiting, the elderly and barren Elizabeth rejoices at the birth of her son, John. His name means God is gracious and was chosen by the angel Gabriel. In response, John’s father Zechariah ends his nine months of muteness by blessing God in worship. The entire scene is one of great joy and life as the Holy Spirit fills Zechariah to prophecy over the life of his son who was chosen to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God. A bit fu...more

  • The Boy Who Is Lord #5 - Worshipping Instead of Worrying

    Dec 04 2017

    As a single, pregnant, poor teenager from a small rural town who is betrothed to be married but a hundred miles away from home without any indication that her parents are involved in her life, Mary has a lot she could be worried about. But, rather than worrying, she spends her time worshipping. In so doing, she reminds herself who God is and why she can trust him for the future of herself and her unborn baby, Jesus. In so doing, she serves as an example for everyone in stressful, fearful, and an...more

  • The Boy Who Is Lord #4 - The Family Reunion

    Nov 26 2017

    This week, we see Mary and Elizabeth meet for the first time as pregnant women. Mary is young, unmarried, and carrying Jesus in her womb. Her relative, Elizabeth, is old, married, and carrying John the Baptizer in her womb. Mary makes the roughly 100-mile journey to see Elizabeth, and upon meeting amazing things happen. John is filled with Spirit, as is his mother, and they worship the unborn Jesus. Furthermore, we see that Dr. Luke the author, guided by the Holy Spirit, clearly speaks of life b...more

  • The Boy Who Is Lord #3 - The Girl Who Raised God

    Nov 20 2017

    This week, we meet a young, poor, and rural engaged couple that were chosen by God to be the parents of Jesus Christ. We see a pattern in their life of receiving a word from God, bringing Jesus home, and accepting God’s will for our life especially when it varies from our dream for our life.

  • The Boy Who Is Lord #2 - The Silence Breaks

    Nov 12 2017

    This week, as the historical details surrounding the entrance of God into human history as Jesus Christ unfolds, we are introduced to some rich personalities. Herod is the definition of pride and power. Elizabeth and Zechariah are the picture of humility and integrity. And, God works through natural means (the dice roll in Zechariah’s favor) and supernatural means (sending the angel Gabriel) to accomplish his will. All of this is to set the stage for the coming of John the Baptizer who leads the...more

  • The Boy Who Is Lord #1 - The Truth About Jesus

    Nov 06 2017

    This week we begin our two-month holiday sermon series, The Boy Who is Lord. Together, we will explore the first two chapters of Luke. This week Pastor Mark introduces us to the Luke and the incredible historical research he undertook to uncover the truth about Jesus Christ.

  • Satan, Demons, and Zombies

    Oct 29 2017

    A special Halloween message by Pastor Mark Driscoll preached live at The Trinity Church on Sunday October 30, 2016.

  • Habakkuk #4 - From Routine to Real Relationship With God

    Oct 22 2017

    After you have cried to God, freaked out a bit, and begged God what do you do when the future you were fearing becomes the life you are living? That is precisely the pain of Habakkuk. In the final chapter of his tear soaked book, we discover 3 things that God uses to move us from routine to real relationship – prayer, Bible study, and worship. In this very practical sermon, we will examine how to really pray, really study, and really worship by getting out of our routine relationship with God an...more

  • Habakkuk #3 - If God Is Good, Why Is Their Evil?

    Oct 15 2017

    If God is all powerful, all knowing, and all good why is there suffering and evil? This is one of the most practical, painful, and problematic questions that every generation asks about God. And, this is the same question that Habakkuk brought to God for an answer. If this were a multiple choice test, here are the possible answers: There is no God – Atheism God is not all powerful – Finite Godism God is not all knowing – Evolutionary Godism, Open Theism God is not all good – Pantheis...more

  • Habakkuk #1 - Living By Faith When You Are Frustrated

    Oct 08 2017

    What if God jumped in to take a talk radio call and answer a few questions from a ranting, bewildered, and frustrated believer who was fed up with all the moral decline, governmental corruption, and political shenanigans in the world? This, in essence, is exactly what happened to a man named Habakkuk who was frustrated that the bad guys were winning while the “good” guys were weeping. The honest to God book he penned recounts God’s answers to his questions about “why” things were so bad and “ho...more

  • Habakkuk #2 - Learning to Lament on That Day

    Oct 01 2017

    That Day! At some point, everyone finds themselves with a day, unlike any other day. That day is the day that someone or something that is against you is bigger than you and is in the process of defeating you. On that day, the doctor says that there is nothing more they can do to treat the cancer, the lawyer says that the divorce is final, or the nurse says it’s time to pull the plug because the person you love has seen their earthly life come to an end. When that day comes, you can either get f...more

  • 10 Ways God Helps People

    Sep 25 2017

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches us a sermon entitled, "10 Ways God Helps People."

  • Gods Answer For Your Anxiety

    Sep 18 2017

    Pastor Mark shares a message with us taught at James River Church titled "God's Answer For Your Anxiety"

  • The Spirit-Filled Life of Jesus Christ

    Sep 10 2017

    Pastor Mark shares a message with us taught at James River Church titled "The Spirit-Filled Life of Jesus Christ."

  • Parenting On Point #5 - Loving Physically with All Your Strength

    Sep 03 2017

    How to guard the physical well being of your child with everything from a safe environment to a good diet so that they have physical health and strength.

  • Parenting On Point #4 - Loving Mentally with All Your Mind

    Aug 27 2017

    How to keep your mind sharp as a parent, and how to educate your child so that they are mentally able to make wise decisions.

  • Parenting On Point #3 - Loving Spiritually with All Your Soul

    Aug 21 2017

    How to have a soul-saving and life-changing relationship with God and help your child to tend to their own soul so that they spiritually mature.

  • Parenting On Point #2 - Loving Emotionally With All Your Heart

    Aug 13 2017

    Loving Emotionally with All Your Heart – How to have your right heart as a parent, and get to your child’s heart so that they live from an emotionally healthy heart.

  • Parenting On Point #1 - Start with Love

    Aug 06 2017

    God is a Father who loves parents and children, and wants to help them to love Him and each other because love is the entire point of parenting.

  • The Father's Heart

    Jul 31 2017

    Pastor Mark's Most Important Sermon Ever Preached to Men, Pastor Mark shares a message with us taught at James River Church titled "The Father's Heart."

  • Real Marriage - Key #5 Putting More Fun In Your Friendship

    Jul 24 2017

    The God of the Bible (Father, Son, Spirit) is a community of friends who made us to have a friendship with them and one another. How can we pick a good friend? How can we be a good friend? And, how can we be friends with our spouse. All of these issues and more are covered in this week’s sermon.

  • Good Friday 2017

    Jul 17 2017

    At the Trinity Church, listen to Pastor Mark Driscoll teach us this Good Friday!

  • Colossians #12 - Ministry Is About People

    Jul 09 2017

    If someone were to summarize your life, character, and ministry, what might they say? In the final section of Paul’s letter to the Colossians, he does this very thing while writing from prison. In this study, we will examine our own lives to see what the Holy Spirit might have to say to us individually. We will also consider the people in our lives who have been a blessing and a help to us, to whom we may even choose to write a letter of gratitude.

  • Colossians #11 - Enjoying Your Job

    Jul 02 2017

    Critics of the Bible are prone to find controversial issues in complicated Scriptures and use them to discredit and dismiss God’s Word. This includes the occasional New Testament exhortations to “bondservants” which some translations refer to as “slaves.” Rather than editing God’s Word, apologizing for God’s Word, or dismissing God’s Word we should study God’s Word to find God’s wisdom. In these highly debated and controversial Scriptures, we learn how to be in authority like Jesus our Master, a...more

  • Colossians #10 - Enjoy Your Family

    Jun 26 2017

    What does God expect of Christian parents and their children? In this incredibly practical sermon, we explore in great detail what it means for children to obey their parents, and parents to lovingly lead their children toward God’s best for them. This sermon will help you consider how you were raised, and help you correct errors in how you may be raising your children. And, it will give hope to imperfect parents as even Jesus was raised by imperfect parents but turned out just fine.

  • Colossians #9 - Enjoy Your Marriage

    Jun 19 2017

    If you have ever seen what happens when someone points a hose at a bees’ nest, then you have witnessed what basically happens when the the Bible verses about wives submitting to their husbands are discussed. In this sermon, Pastor Mark examines in great practical detail what the Bible means and does not mean when instructing wives to submit to husbands, and husbands to love their wives and not be harsh with them. Grace Driscoll joins Mark at the end of the sermon to help explain how the dynamics...more

  • Colossians #8 - Enjoying Your Relationships

    Jun 11 2017

    Every day, we take off our pajamas and put on our clothes for the day. Using this analogy, the Bible also tells us that we need to not only prepare ourselves physically but also spiritually each day, by putting on the character of Christ. Because, as we go out into the culture we are to bring the Kingdom of God. The Christian life is to be lived Kingdom down not culture up. This theme dominates the entire second half of Paul’s letter to the Colossians as we learn to live from our Kingdom identit...more

  • Colossians #7 - Living Kingdom Down Not Culture Up

    Jun 05 2017

    If you have ever experienced another culture, you remember how the customs, traditions, and mindsets were different than your own. So, you had to learn the new culture and how to live in light of your new context. Becoming a Christian is a bit like this. In meeting Jesus, we become citizens of God’s Kingdom - and we begin to learn how our sexuality, relationships, and underlying identity are to be understood not in light of the culture on earth, but rather in light of the Kingdom of God in heave...more

  • Colossians #6 - 3 Counterfeits To Christianity

    May 29 2017

    There are 3 counterfeits to Christianity that Paul not so tenderly blows up: lawmaking legalism, hippie mysticism, and minimalist asceticism. Too often, religious error takes itself too seriously, and God not seriously enough. So, in this sermon there is a bit of comedy intended to offend and edify everyone before pointing them to Jesus Christ as better than our silly pursuits at filling the gap between us and God with morality, spirituality, or suffering.

  • Colossians #5 - Jesus Our Warrior King

    May 21 2017

    In the tradition of epic ancient battles as depicted in movies like 300 along with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series, this section of Colossians reveals Jesus as a Warrior King who defeated Satan and Demons in a bloody battle. Through His victory, we have been set free from slavery to an awful king and kingdom of death, darkness, and despair. Furthermore, we have been welcomed by the wonderful King and Kingdom of life, light, and love. By remembering and celebrating the victory of Jesu...more

  • Colossians #4 - 4 Musts For Christian Maturity

    May 14 2017

    No matter how hard we work to prevent it, avoid it, and deny it, we all suffer. Why do we suffer? How should we see our suffering? How can we use our suffering? As he sits in a jail cell, the Apostle Paul talks about how suffering can teach us about Jesus, make us more like Jesus, and give us a ministry that blesses others. This text of Scripture reveals an incredibly rich countercultural way of making the best of your worst times.

  • Colossians #3 - 10 Big Truths About A Big Jesus

    May 07 2017

    Jesus Christ is the most significant person in the history of the world. Our calendar measures time by His life, and each year our biggest holidays (Christmas and Easter) are devoted to his birth and resurrection. Today, billions of people on the earth worship Him as God and more songs are sung to him and books written about Him than anyone who has ever lived. Jesus once asked, "Who do you say I am?” How you answer that question charts your destiny. In Colossians 1:15-23, perhaps the richest sin...more

  • Colossians #2 - Praying Under Pressure

    Apr 30 2017

    What have been some of the toughest seasons of your entire life? How did you respond? What did your prayer life look like? If you really want to get to know someone (including yourself), listen to their prayers under pressure. Who we really are, how we really feel, and what we really believe are revealed most clearly when we pray. To open his letter to a young church, Paul prays. Although he is in a jail cell far away and unable to visit the church, he can pray for them and write to them. This s...more

  • Colossians #1 - 4 Things You Gotta Know If You Wanna Grow

    Apr 23 2017

    There are four things you gotta know if you wanna grow. Who will you learn from? How can you know God’s will for your life? What is your identity? Do you understand the Father heart of God? In the opening lines of his letter to the Colossian church, the apostle Paul answers these four massive questions that form our identity and frame our destiny. And, by calling God’s people saints, he reveals that when we know who we truly are in Christ we can truly begin to become more like Christ.

  • Easter Sunday 2017

    Apr 17 2017

    At the Trinity Church, listen to Pastor Mark Driscoll teach us this Easter Sunday!

  • Ruth #6 - The Big Little Love Story

    Apr 10 2017

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches from the book of Ruth, this week is entitled, "The Big Little Love Story" Ruth 4:13-22

  • Ruth #5 - Providence, Planning & Prayer

    Apr 02 2017

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches from the book of Ruth, this week is entitled, "Providence, Planning, & Prayer" Ruth 4:1-12

  • Ruth #4 - It's Complicated

    Mar 26 2017

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches from the book of Ruth, this week is entitled, "It's Complicated" Ruth 3:1-18

  • Ruth #3 - Redeeming Romance

    Mar 19 2017

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches from the book of Ruth, this week is entitled, "Redeeming Romance" Ruth 2:14-23

  • Ruth #2 - Safe People

    Mar 12 2017

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches from the book of Ruth, this week is entitled, "Safe People" Ruth 2:1-13

  • Ruth #1 - Necessary Endings & New Beginnings

    Mar 06 2017

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches from the book of Ruth, this week is entitled, "Necessary Endings & New Beginnings" Ruth 1:1-22

  • Living For A Legacy

    Feb 27 2017

    One of the greatest marks on a man’s life is the legacy he leaves behind. So how can men today ensure they’re leaving behind an inheritance that lasts far beyond their years on earth? Pastor Mark takes this question head-on in his message, Living for a Legacy. Watch as he shows you what it takes to be remembered for your relationships, and how to impart your faith to the next generation.

  • Boys to Men

    Feb 20 2017

    So many men today are really just overgrown boys. They’ve never taken responsibility for themselves or their families, and are missing the true essence of what it means to be a man. Watch as Pastor Mark Driscoll shows you what it really means to move from boyhood to manhood – and from manhood to godly maturity – in his message, Boys to Men.

  • Real Marriage - Key #6 Moving From Roommates To Soul Mates

    Feb 13 2017

    In our culture today, there are three marriage killers: casual dating, cohabitation, and contractual thinking. In this sermon, those errors are corrected with the biblical concept of covenant. What does it mean to have a covenant relationship with God? What does it mean to have a covenantal relationship with other people, especially a spouse? This sermon reveals that our entire culture has a flawed and faulty view of marriage and needs a complete overhaul for marriages to flourish.

  • Real Marriage - Key #5 Putting More Fun In Your Friendship

    Feb 06 2017

    The God of the Bible (Father, Son, Spirit) is a community of friends who made us to have a friendship with them and one another. How can we pick a good friend? How can we be a good friend? And, how can we be friends with our spouse. All of these issues and more are covered in this week’s sermon.

  • Real Marriage - Key #4 Becoming A Safe Person

    Jan 29 2017

    Relationships are the most wonderful and awful, pleasant and painful part of life. In this sermon, Pastor Mark examines three kinds of people—evil, foolish, and wise. Which kind of person are you? Which kind of people are you in relationship with? How can you become a safe and wise person who has healthy, live-giving relationships with other safe and wise people? These issues are explored in great detail in a way that is both biblical and practical.

  • Real Marriage - Key #3 Overcoming Past Hurts

    Jan 23 2017

    Forgiveness is crucial, essential, and irreplaceable to the entirety of the Christian faith. Unless we are forgiven by God through Jesus Christ, we have no joyful relationship with God in this life or the eternal life to come. Unless we are forgiven by others and forgive those with whom we journey in this life, we have no joyful relationships with others. It is not a stretch to say that without forgiveness, Christianity simply does not, cannot, and will not exist. This is why the ancient Apostle...more

  • Real Marriage - Key #2 Building Intimacy

    Jan 16 2017

    There is a powerful lie in our culture about marriage - that Christians and non-Christians have the same rates of marital happiness, adultery, and divorce. This powerful lie keeps non-Christians from coming to church to get help for their family. And, this powerful lie also keeps Christians discouraged and feeling like hypocrites. But, this lie is untrue and the most comprehensive sociological research proves that church attending, Bible reading, prayer uttering Christians have the best marriage...more

  • Real Marriage - Key #1 Becoming Relationally Healthy

    Jan 09 2017

    This week we examine the woman at the well as a case study in relationships. Through her example, we learn that until we have a healthy relationship with Jesus Christ, we are relationally unhealthy. Therefore, our relationship with Jesus Christ through which we experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit to heal our hurts and bring us health has to be our first relationship priority. Do you have a healthy growing relationship with Jesus Christ? Do you understand the ministry of the Holy...more

  • Worship is War

    Jan 02 2017

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches a sermon entitled, "Worship is War" Revelation 4:1-11

  • Receiving God's Love

    Dec 29 2016

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches a sermon entitled, "Receiving God's Love" 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11

  • Making Significant Relationships

    Dec 19 2016

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches a sermon entitled, "Making Significant Relationships" Everybody wants to have meaningful relationships – it’s in our DNA. But when you try to build those relationships in a fallen world, things start to get complicated! In Making Meaningful Relationships, Pastor Mark shows you how Scripture says you can build great relationships with others. You’ll also learn four helpful habits for cultivating the deep, significant friendships we all lon...more

  • Enjoying A New Life

    Dec 12 2016

    At the Trinity Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches a sermon entitled, "Enjoying A New Life." Galatians 5:13 - 6:5 The Bible is clear: as long as you on live this side of eternity, your flesh and your spirit will fight against one another. So how can you experience real victory in this battle? Pastor Mark’s sermon, Enjoying a New Life, takes you to the New Testament book of Galatians and shows you what the apostle Paul says about this battle, and the strategy he gives you for winning it. ...more

  • 3 Marriage Myths & 3 Spirit Strengths

    Dec 05 2016

    In this message Mark Driscoll guest speaks at James River Church, we hear an insightful word on “3 Marriage Myths & 3 Spirit Strengths.”

  • Jonah - Lessons From An Unhappy Camper

    Nov 28 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a four week series through the Book of Jonah entitled, A Fishy Tale about a Faithful God. Everyone has bad days when things just don’t work out the way we want. But what’s most important on those days is how we react when they come. In his final message on Jonah, Lessons from an Unhappy Camper, Pastor Mark shows you how to avoid becoming bitter and angry when things don’t go how you planned. You’ll learn how you can ...more

  • Jonah - Getting On Mission

    Nov 21 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a four week series through the Book of Jonah entitled, A Fishy Tale about a Faithful God. It’s never easy to step out in faith and do great things for God. But that’s exactly what He calls every Christian to do – to join Him in His great rescue mission to the world. Getting on Mission will give you practical encouragement from the story of Jonah about how God can use you to do incredible things when you have a willin...more

  • Jonah - We Are Jonah

    Nov 14 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a four week series through the Book of Jonah entitled, A Fishy Tale about a Faithful God. Everyone struggles with idols – those objects of our attention that threaten to steal our hearts away from Christ. So in the midst of so much consumerism in our world today, how do you have the right perspective on the things you love? Pastor Mark takes you back to the book of Jonah in We Are Jonah – and shows you why idols will...more

  • Jonah - A Fishy Tale About A Faithful God

    Nov 07 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a four week series through the Book of Jonah entitled, A Fishy Tale about a Faithful God. God often calls us to do hard things. But far too often, we rebel and go our own way instead of following His plan and His best for us. A Fishy Tale about A Faithful God takes you to the Old Testament story of Jonah – and shows you how even when we disobey and rebel, God showers us with storms of grace in order to bring us back ...more

  • Satan, Demons, and Zombies

    Oct 31 2016

    A special Halloween message by pastor Mark Driscoll preached live at The Trinity Church on Sunday October 30, 2016.

  • 1 John - God is Better Than Idols

    Oct 24 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Testimonies about Jesus

    Oct 17 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Our Father Our Family

    Oct 10 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Love One Another

    Oct 03 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Test the Spirits

    Sep 26 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Good News for Beat Up Christians

    Sep 19 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Three Ways to Treat People

    Sep 12 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Children of God

    Sep 05 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Real Christians

    Aug 29 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - A Family Meeting with Grandpa

    Aug 22 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - Jesus is Your Propitiation

    Aug 15 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - God is Light

    Aug 08 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • 1 John - What is Your Redirected Life Story?

    Aug 01 2016

    At The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Pastor Mark Driscoll recently taught a Bible study series to the core launch team entitled “1 John: The Father Heart of God.” Recorded in black and white as the church plant was in its infancy, this intimate 13-week Bible study is now available for free. Along with the teaching series, we've releasing the resources below at markdriscoll.org to those who sign up for our special new "Leaders List": 1 John Study Guide - As a companion guide to Pastor Mark's se...more

  • How Jesus Taught the Bible

    Jul 25 2016

    Jesus’ first priority after he physically rose from death was to teach people the Scriptures that are all about him. Just like the men walking to Emmaus whom Jesus joined, we are all spiritually blind until God opens our eyes; the teaching of the Word of God opens blind eyes. We see six ways in which all of the Old Testament is connected to Jesus: events, titles, prophecies, Christophanies, types, and like service. The book that God wrote is all about Jesus.

  • Jesus' Burial And Resurrection

    Jul 18 2016

    Pastor Mark preaches at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, the site that could be where Jesus was buried, temporarily. No one knows exactly where Jesus was buried—because he’s not there. Nobody is in Jesus’ tomb. He is alive, and this fact is the bedrock of the Christian faith. Without the resurrection of Jesus, Christianity does not exist. If Jesus is dead, we are dead; if Jesus is alive, we are alive (1 Cor. 15:17).

  • Jesus Crucifixion And Death

    Jul 11 2016

    The Gospel of Luke culminates in the most important death of the most important person in the history of the world. Nothing is as important as one thing: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. Jesus was brutally murdered by us, but it was also for us. He died to forgive, love, serve, seek, save, and adopt us. On the cross he became our substitute, our sin was imputed to him, and he became cursed, which was more difficult to bear than even his physical suffering. Like those wh...more

  • Jesus Sweats Blood

    Jul 04 2016

    Jesus is in absolute agony, sweating blood, as he prays honestly with the Father. What is the cup he is so grieved about? It is the cup of the wrath of God. Every sin is like a drop into a cup. We pour the sin in. God, at the end of this life, pours out commensurate wrath. Yet Jesus submits his will to the Father’s; he exchanges places with us on the cross and drinks every single drop of the wrath of God. The cross is where the love of God is most clearly seen: wrath was poured out on Jesus, and...more

  • Jesus And True Greatness

    Jun 27 2016

    Jesus’ disciples argue over who is the greatest, but Jesus doesn’t rebuke their desire, he redirects it. He redeems the pursuit of greatness, showing the difference between worldly and godly greatness. True, godly greatness is simply service. Are you selfish or a servant? When we live a life that glorifies God and serves others, we receive joy in this life and eternal rewards in the life to come.

  • The Father Of A Murdered Son

    Jun 20 2016

    In this intense parable of the wicked tenants, Jesus gives us a look at what it’s like for God to deal with us. God made this world. It’s his vineyard, and he has allowed us to steward and cultivate it and be fruitful as tenants. Yet, when it comes time to collect our dues to him, we beat his messengers and then, wanting the inheritance for ourselves, murder the beloved son he sent.

  • The Bible Is About Jesus

    Jun 13 2016

    The Bible is not a book that gives good advice or tells you how to live your life. The Bible is the Word of God, and the whole Bible is about Jesus. This includes the Old Testament, which makes up three-quarters of the whole Bible. In particular, we find Jesus in the Old Testament Christophanies, types, analogous service, events, titles, and prophecies.

  • Heaven And Hell

    Jun 06 2016

    Jesus tells a parable about heaven and hell. What does Jesus and the Bible say about what happens to every person upon death? Not naturalism, universalism, reincarnationism, annihilationism, or purgatory. The fate of every man and woman who has or will ever live is this: death, and then either heaven for blessing, or hell for suffering. Those alone are the options. Your eternal destiny is sealed upon your death. This life is your only opportunity. Hell is the wrath of God in effect. If you do no...more

  • The Parable Of The Prodigal Son

    May 30 2016

    In one of the most famous stories ever told, Jesus describes an amazing father and his interactions with a rebellious son and a religious son. Are you rebellious or religious? Thankfully, those are not our only options. The redeeming son, Jesus Christ, died so we could put to death our rebellion and our religion, and rose from death to give us his righteousness. Run to the Father whether you are rebellious or religious; he welcomes you home with open arms.

  • Jesus The Narrow Door

    May 23 2016

    Salvation is one narrow door and that narrow door is Jesus. It is exclusive: there’s one door. It is inclusive: all are welcome. The narrow door divides heaven and hell and it is closing—there is no second chance for salvation after death. When you die, the door slams shut behind you and you will stand before Jesus. He is the one who will judge you. Now he is weeping, inviting you to run by faith through the door that he has suffered, died, and risen to open for you. The decision is yours. ...more

  • Jesus And Fear

    May 16 2016

    The Pharisees use fear of man to bully the multitudes and keep them from Jesus, and they try to bully Jesus too. Is Jesus or someone else sitting on the throne over your life? Fear of man is when someone other than Jesus sits on that throne. You want to please them, which ultimately is worship and results in anxiety. Jesus teaches that we can overcome fear of man by living for the final judgment day, by being willing to suffer, by remembering the love of God for us, and by replacing fear of man ...more

  • Jesus And Religion

    May 09 2016

    Jesus plus anything, even religion, ruins everything. Jesus is harsh with the religious people because they are wolves who close their eyes to the light, make rules for God, want praise for themselves, and defend their idols. Religious rules are all about the external—not the internal—and raise human preferences to the level of God’s laws. Religion doesn’t help people; rather, it binds and enslaves them. Religious people try to be holier than Jesus, but we’re saved by Jesus’ works, not our own. ...more

  • Jesus And Repentance

    May 02 2016

    People who are opposed to Jesus throw water on others’ passion for him. Regular practice of the spiritual disciplines (community, Scripture, prayer, worship, giving, serving, obedience, evangelism) kindles Spirit-fired passion. Be more concerned about your eternity than about the weather and the news. Are you going to heaven or hell? Jesus tells us to repent or perish. We all will die and stand before God to give an account for our life. Get ready for that day in court; do not delay. True repent...more

  • Asking For The Holy Spirit

    Apr 25 2016

    Jesus teaches some parables and principles for prayer. First, our God is good, loving, gracious, and kind, so we should come to him, day or night, 24/7, and ask, seek, and knock. Second, God is a good Father and if we ask him for a good thing, we won’t get a bad thing. A good Father gives good gifts and the greatest gift is the Holy Spirit. Ask, continually, for the Holy Spirit and his help.

  • The Lords Prayer

    Apr 18 2016

    Prayer is simply communicating with God. Jesus is the perfect prayer, so he teaches his followers how to pray. First, Jesus teaches that God is our Father. If you want to grow in prayer, don’t focus on prayer. Get to know the Father. If you want to learn how to pray, don’t look at religious people. Look at children with a father who adores them. Through Jesus’ prayer we also learn that our Father is holy, our Father is a king, our Father is generous, our Father forgives sins, and our Father lead...more

  • Mary & Martha

    Apr 11 2016

    Are you Mary or Martha? Mary’s contemplative; Martha’s active. Mary’s about being; Martha’s about doing. Martha thought she was going to serve Jesus the good portion, but Mary chose the good portion. Jesus is our good portion that will never be taken away. A meal is temporary, but time with Jesus is a gift that lasts forever. We live in a Martha world; we’re troubled, we’re anxious, and we’re distracted. But God built this world to be a Mary world with Martha moments. When sin entered the world,...more

  • Spiritual Gifts Part VI: tongues, prophecy, ordliness

    Apr 04 2016

    Week 6 of a 6 week study of the spiritual gifts. This week we learn about the guidelines for tongues, prophecy and women in the church.

  • Spiritual Gifts Part V: tongues and prophecy

    Mar 28 2016

    Our mini-series on spiritual gifts continues this week by studying what Paul has to say about speaking in tongues to the church at Corinth.

  • Spiritual Gifts Part IV

    Mar 21 2016

    Week 4 of a 6 week study of the spiritual gifts. This week we depart from the book of 1 Corinthians to examine the gifts of encouragement, giving, leadership, mercy, and hospitality.

  • Most Excellent Way to Lead Interview with Pastor Mark Driscoll

    Mar 14 2016

    This Interview took place at The Most Excellent Way to Lead Conference at NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina with Pastor Mark Driscoll and Pastor Perry Noble.

  • Spiritual Gifts Part III: Apostles, teaching, helps/service, administration, counseling

    Mar 07 2016

    Week 3 of a 6 week study of the spiritual gifts. This week we examine the gifts of apostles, teaching, helps/service, administration, and biblical counseling/pastoring.

  • Spiritual Gifts Part II: faith, healing, miracles, and discernment

    Feb 29 2016

    An examination of the gifts of faith, healing, miracles, and discernment. All of these gifts are inextricably linked to the freedom of God to act according to His will. The purpose of these and all gifts is to point to Jesus Christ.

  • Spiritual Gifts Part I

    Feb 22 2016

    Jesus said that one day Christians would do even greater ministry than He did by the empowerment and gifting of the Holy Spirit. This gifting, however, is often misunderstood. Paul provides clear teaching on the purpose, nature, and goal of “spiritual gifts”.

  • The Lord's Supper

    Feb 15 2016

    The Corinthian church had turned the practice of Communion into a mockery of the Gospel by using The Lord’s Supper to partake in drunkeness and favoritism, with little or no focus on Jesus Christ Himself.

  • Single Like Jesus

    Feb 08 2016

    This section of Scripture remains wildly misunderstood. Singleness is not ideal, marriage should be honored by all. Practically, however, there are seasons and reasons that provide exceptions to the rule of marriage for some people.

  • A Special Update from Pastor Mark and Grace Driscoll

    Feb 01 2016

    A Special Update from Pastor Mark and Grace Driscoll by Mark Driscoll Ministries

  • Jesus' Throne

    Jan 25 2016

    This sermon from Pastor Mark Driscoll was preached at Trinity Fellowship with Jimmy Evans on January 5th 2016.

  • Overcoming Anxiety

    Jan 18 2016

    This Sermon by Pastor Mark Driscoll was preached at North Valley Community Church in Phoenix Arizona on January 3rd 2016.

  • God Takes our Worst and Gives His Best

    Jan 11 2016

    This Sermon by Pastor Mark Driscoll was preached at Trinity Church in Lubbock Texas on September 27rd 2015.

  • Faith and Hope

    Jan 04 2016

    This sermon from Pastor Mark Driscoll was preached at Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek Washington on May 17th 2015.

  • Relationships Define Your Life

    Dec 28 2015

    This sermon by Pastor Mark Driscoll was preached at Muldoon Community Assembly Church in Anchorage Alaska on September 6th 2015 at their evening service.

  • Paul the Forgiven

    Dec 21 2015

    This Sermon by Pastor Mark Driscoll was preached at James River Church in Ozark, MO, on June 7th 2015.

  • Jesus is a Greater King

    Dec 14 2015

    This sermon by Pastor Mark Driscoll was preached at Trinity Church of Mesa in Mesa Arizona on September 20th 2015.

  • It's About Life - Let's Talk Forgiveness

    Dec 07 2015

    This sermon by Pastor Mark Driscoll was preached at Muldoon Community Assembly Church in Anchorage Alaska on September 6th 2015.

  • Fear God: Ecclesiastes 12:9 -14

    Nov 30 2015

    As the old adage goes, you save the best for last. This is why at a concert the biggest hit is the song that closes the show and dessert is saved for the end of a meal. The same is true in Ecclesiastes. The entire book has thus far explored the meaning of our fleeting life, and now gives us the bottom line for how to keep life aligned with God’s will.

  • Threading Your Needle: Ecclesiastes 11:7 – 12:8

    Nov 23 2015

    Being young is like living in spring. Everything is alive and vibrant. Being old is like living in winter. Things grow dark and dim, and death is foreboding and on its way one day.

  • Butter Knife Logging: Ecclesiastes 10:8-11:6

    Nov 16 2015

    I grew up in the Northwest with a lot of trees and loggers. Loggers have particular tools for chopping down giant trees. The butter knife is not among those tools. Why? Not because it is sinful to log with a butter knife. No one ever went to hell because they were logging with a butter knife. Butter knife logging is not sinful, it’s just foolish. Some people are like butter knife loggers. They are doing a good thing in an unproductive way. They waste lots of time and energy only to get minimal r...more

  • Good News for Losers: Ecclesiastes 9:11-10:7

    Nov 13 2015

    How motivated are you, honestly, by winning? Are you as zealous for wisdom as you are for winning?

  • Enjoy Your Wife: Ecclesiastes 9:1-10

    Nov 02 2015

    Don’t let the mundane duties of life rob you of the joy of life. Don’t let the pain of life rob you of the joy of life. Don’t let the mystery of life rob you of the joy of life. Instead, understand that God has a bucket list for you to pursue. It would be sin to disobey his list, and the list might surprise you.

  • Tug of War: Ecclesiastes 8:2-17

    Oct 26 2015

    Until the final judgment, we are encouraged to have fun, eat something good, drink something tasty, and make some memories by enjoying life. Life is filled with injustice, frustration, and work to be done. We should work for justice, but, we also need to not become so obsessed, driven, and serious that we lose sight of the goodness of God and greatness of His coming kingdom. Some people are so dour that they accomplish a lot but live very little.

  • A Soul Pit Stop: Ecclesiastes 7:15-8:1

    Oct 19 2015

    Even the godliest people need to occasionally pull over, ask some diagnostic questions, and make adjustments. In this section of Ecclesiastes we are going to pull over for a soul pit stop and have Solomon run diagnostics on our soul with nine questions to get us healed up, tuned up, and back to enjoying life with God.

  • 11 Ways of the Wise: Ecclesiastes 7:1-14

    Oct 12 2015

    Anyone and anything can be broken, taken, or forever changed in an instant. Knowing this leaves us with only a few options: Option A – you get bitter when you lose who/what you enjoyed Option B – enjoy nothing/no one so that you cannot get hurt Option C – enjoy what you have for as long as you can and when it’s gone be grateful to God for what you had

  • Climb the Ladder: Ecclesiastes 6:1-12

    Oct 05 2015

    In Western culture, the adults have invented a new game that I like to call “Climb the Ladder.” In Climb the Ladder you look at those people who are above you on the rungs of success. You spend so much time looking at life on their rung - such as the car they drive, house they live in, clothes they wear, food they eat, and social events they enjoy – that when you look down at your rung beneath them you find yourself unhappy.

  • Your Stuff, Your Savior, Your Satisfaction: Ecclesiastes 5:8-20

    Sep 28 2015

    Class conflict between the rich and poor is seemingly constant, and only increased during an election season. It is common for each side to villainize the other...This conflict is so deep in the roots of western cultures that even Christians get into the mudslinging and name calling. The truth is, you can cherry pick Bible verses to support both sides quite easily, which is what left leaning poverty theology and right leaning prosperity theology tend to do.

  • Jesus Casts out Demons

    Sep 23 2015

    Satan and demons are at war against God, angels, and Christians. Satan is the accuser, adversary, destroyer, deceiver, father of lies, tempter, murderer, evil one, and a real enemy. Jesus comes to liberate those who are taken captive in this cosmic battle. When he meets a man possessed by a multitude of demons, he exercises his authority over them. He casts them out of the man and into a large herd of pigs (unclean animals in the Old Covenant), condemning that region’s pagan way of life. The peo...more

  • Jesus Calms the Storm

    Sep 23 2015

    Pastor Mark preaches on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus—fully man and fully God—ministered to crowds of thousands. As a man, he was truly exhausted when he and his disciples set out in a boat to cross the sea. He was so tired that he slept through a dangerous storm that made his disciples—experienced fishermen—desperate for help. As God, he commanded the wind and waves to be still; they obeyed Jesus’ voice, the voice of the Creator. The disciples were amazed because only God has su...more

  • Church Ain’t A Soul Car Wash: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7

    Sep 21 2015

    When was the last time you met with God? When is the last time you gathered with God’s people for corporate worship? What was the attitude in your heart and mind? Did you come prepared to meet with God, or just roll in and roll out to be entertained as if the point of a worship service was the same as a concert or movie – to put on a good performance for you?

  • A Crash Course in People: Ecclesiastes 4:4-16

    Sep 14 2015

    The world is filled with people, and it is tough to figure out which ones you should befriend, allow access to, take advice from, and do life with.

  • Joy In Humility

    Sep 09 2015

    Self esteem. Self improvement. Self help. Self love. Self actualization. Self pride. It’s all self delusion. Preaching from Philippians 2:1-11 Pastor Mark Driscoll teaches how Jesus is for us the most happy person who has ever lived because, in part, He was the most humble.

  • Joy In Temptation

    Sep 09 2015

    Paul wrote to the Philippians, alone in a prison, broke, hungry, tired, and was awaiting the possibility of having his head chopped off when he wrote to the church to challenge them to do all things without grumbling or questioning so they could be blameless and innocent in the midst of such a thoroughly jacked up world. Pastor Mark Driscoll preaches from Phil.2:12-30, and describes how it is possible to find Joy in temptation.

  • Joy In Suffering

    Sep 09 2015

    Life hurts. It hurts emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually. In the midst of suffering there is nothing worse than a pithy bumpersticker solution to a life wrecking hardship and what suffering people need is real truth for real life in real pain. To that end, Pastor Mark Driscoll, preaches from Phil. 1:12-18 to show how Paul found Joy in his own suffering, because it served to advance the gospel of Jesus.

  • Joy In Poverty

    Sep 09 2015

    If you had more money what would you buy? New car? New house? New body? Could any amount of money buy you joy? Preaching from Philippians 4:10-23 Pastor Mark Driscoll reveals that the rebels guide to joy includes knowing how to have joy even when you are flat busted broke and too poor to pay attention.

  • Joy In Loneliness

    Sep 09 2015

    Loneliness. We all experience it, sometimes even a crowded room where we are reminded that we are not known, pursued, or loved. To not think about our loneliness we gravitate toward endless hours of mind numbing entertainment such as reality television shows featuring people hanging out with their friends while we sit on our couch alone listening to old Cure songs in the dark. Sound familiar? Preaching from Philippians 1-11 Pastor Mark Driscoll explains how the rebels guide to joy is to be found...more

  • Joy In Exhaustion

    Sep 09 2015

    Are you tired? Weary? Worn down? Burned out? Are you sick of all the positive thinking naturally organized highly competent cheery high energy types who keep telling you to put on a smile and think happy thoughts when all you want to do is take a nap? Then you’ll enjoy Pastor Mark Driscoll’s sermon on Philippians 3:12-4:1 where the tired, lonely, flat broke Paul who was sleeping on a dirt floor after getting kicked around like a hackey sack gives us the rebels secret to a joyous heart in an exha...more

  • Joy In Death

    Sep 09 2015

    You are going to die. No matter how well you eat, how much you exercise, or how carefully you live in the end you too will end up in a hole in the ground. Can you find any joy in that truth? The Apostle In Phil. 1:19-30, Pastor Mark Driscoll preaches on how only a rebel like can Paul find Joy in facing Death.

  • Joy In Conflict

    Sep 09 2015

    Conflict. Most of us shy away from it, dread it, and lament over it. Yet, from Philippians 3:1-11 Pastor Mark Driscoll preaches about how the holy rebel Paul discovered joy in the midst of constant conflict that had broken his body, taken his freedom, but not touched his joy.

  • Joy In Anxiety

    Sep 09 2015

    When is the last time you freaked out and went postal? Did you lay on the horn of your car because you are the only person who can drive? Did you have breakdown because your friend betrayed you? Did no lose it when yet again you had more bills to pay than money to pay with? If so, then you will enjoy Pastor Mark Driscoll’s sermon on Philippians 4:2-9 where he gives us the rebels guide to joy in anxiety based upon the writings of the apostle Paul who was sitting in a jail cell suffering.

  • Rebels Guide To Joy

    Sep 09 2015

    We live in a society where everybody is peddling joy. Stuffed shirt types try to sell you religion, and the legion of advertisers tell you that joy can be found in a bottle, pill, or new car. Yet, as Pastor Mark Driscoll examines the life and teachings of the apostle Paul in Acts 16 and Phil. 1:1-1a you will learn where joy is to be found as the Bible is the rebels guide to joy.

  • Drop Your Phone in the Lake: Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:3

    Sep 08 2015

    If there is no good God who sees and knows all and judges justly in the end, then there is truly no hope for justice in this life. All we are left with is social Darwinism, might makes right, the fittest survive, and the rest of us just get to be the human shield here to stop the bullets from getting to the bourgeoisie.

  • Flip Flops in the Snow: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

    Aug 31 2015

    Do you think you’ve ever worked a day in vain? Do you think you’ve ever shed a tear in vain? Do you think you’ve ever read a Bible verse in vain? Do you think you’ve ever confessed a sin in vain? Do you think a bullet has ever been fired in vain? Do you think a meal has ever been eaten in vain? No. God makes everything beautiful in its time. When? In its time! In HIS time!

  • Running To Your Funeral: Ecclesiastes 2:12-26

    Aug 24 2015

    If you stop to think about your work, what it’s accomplishing, and why you should keep working, you will likely end up very discouraged, start wearing black, and listening to bands fronted by people whose dad did not hug them enough. But, this kind of reflection on "why we do what we do" is rare because we are so stressed out by our work that we lay awake at night, so overwhelmed by what we have to do that we don’t even have the time or energy to ask if we should be doing it.

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Misery: Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

    Aug 17 2015

    Solomon tried to find meaning by enjoying anything and everything apart from God but found it to be a meaningless waste of time. This just goes to prove that you can have a full fridge, full house, full closet, full bank account, full social life, full mind, full stomach, full liquor cabinet, full résumé, full bedroom, yet an empty soul. Everything minus God is nothing. Nothing plus God is everything.

  • Stuffing the Pita of Life: Ecclesiastes 1:12-18

    Aug 10 2015

    Something has gone terribly wrong and no matter how many organizations we start, elections we hold, wars we fight, dollars we spend, attempts we make, protests we hold, medications we prescribe, bad guys we lock up, or tears we shed, the world is hopelessly crooked and cursed. This bothers us, so we want to straighten it out. The problem is that not only is everything on the earth crooked, so is everyone on the earth. We are all crooked. Every one of us.

  • History’s Wisest Fool Tells Truth about Everything: Ecclesiastes 1:1-11

    Aug 03 2015

    According to Ecclesiastes, the evolutionary chart in school fooled us into believing that history is a straight line going up and we are more advanced than those primitive people who came before us. The truth is that history is really a circle, a cul-de-sac to be more exact. One generation after another drives around that cul-de-sac worshiping their idol and trying to outdo their neighbor with more sex, more stuff, more power, more information, and more fame. As fools often do, we mistake moveme...more

  • Jesus’ True Family

    Jul 30 2015

    Jesus teaches that identity results in activity: who we are in Christ determines what we do. If you are a light, shine in the darkness of the world. Your light also should continue to grow brighter. Maturing as a Christian requires listening carefully to God’s Word and God’s preachers. The powerful preacher George Whitefield (1714–1770) offers six exhortations for how to listen to a sermon. Finally, in the church, serve like family; true family members hear what they are supposed to hear, and th...more

  • Jesus Forgives a Sinful Woman

    Jul 30 2015

    A notoriously sinful woman does the unthinkable: she goes, uninvited, to Simon the Pharisee’s home, where Jesus is eating with “holy” religious men. There, broken and sobbing, she lavishly worships Jesus: falling at his feet, cleaning them, anointing them with her best perfume, and kissing them. Her actions are passionate, but not erotic. She publicly and humbly acknowledges her sin before the most judgmental, condemning, and self-righteous men. Religious people see others’ sins, not their own. ...more

  • John the Baptizer, Part 2

    Jul 02 2015

    John was great because he called people to true repentance (not its counterfeits, such as religious repentance, pagan repentance, worldly sorrow, mere confession, blame shifting, minimizing, and excuse making), because he endured impossible people, and because he suffered critics. Above all, though, John was great because he was filled with the Holy Spirit; like a kite filled with the power of the wind, he flew high and strong. That’s such a better life than a kite that never gets out of the box...more

  • John the Baptizer, Part 1

    Jul 02 2015

    Jesus says that “among those born of women none is greater than John.” John was great because he sought answers for his questions about Jesus, because he trusted in Jesus, and because he was fearless in his service to Jesus. John lived a great, big, bold, humble life by the power of the Holy Spirit, and only by that power can we do the same.

  • The Beatitudes, Part 2

    Jun 16 2015

    Pastor Mark continues preaching on the Beatitudes, examining principles from Jesus’ teaching: 1) Forgiven people should forgive; 2) Getters should be givers; 3) Leaders should lead themselves; 4) Good trees should produce good fruit; and 5) Truth plus obedience equals a rock-solid foundation. We are all hypocrites who are blind to our own blindness. We need to be uprooted and replanted for new lives and legacies built on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ.

  • Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

    Jun 16 2015

    Jesus finds wrecked people. He pursues people who don’t ask for him and comforts people who don’t seek him. Jesus literally reaches into death and brings life, both for the dead son of the widow and for all Jesus’ people. Dead people do nothing to participate in their healing; it is solely a gift of grace. Jesus is an even greater risen son who conquered death for all the children of God.

  • Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

    Jun 16 2015

    Jesus heals a centurion’s servant, a man who is near death. The religious people still do not understand that it is all about grace, not works or merit. Being a moral, upstanding citizen—like the centurion—will not earn you forgiveness or salvation. Even though the centurion was an honorable man, he still needed to place his faith in Jesus; he did just that and Jesus was amazed at his faith. Jesus is a greater warrior worthy of the worship of all soldiers; we want them to know, love, and serve J...more

  • The Beatitudes, Part 1

    Jun 11 2015

    Pastor Mark preaches on the Beatitudes at the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus spent much of his ministry. Jesus taught that he is the King of kings who is bringing a countercultural kingdom. The kingdom of God is not about getting wealth, power, comfort, or fame. It’s about being in relationship with God—loving God and loving others, especially your enemies.

  • Jesus Calls the Twelve

    Jun 11 2015

    Jesus calls the twelve disciples—and all of his people today—to transition from a come-and-see experience to a go-and-die life. We can learn eleven leadership lessons from Jesus’ selection of the twelve disciples, so that, by the Holy Spirit’s power, we will follow Jesus’ leadership example and have a church that is patterned after Jesus’ ministry.

  • Jesus the Sabbath Lord

    Jun 11 2015

    The religious legalists swarm around Jesus to argue with him about the Sabbath. They come not to listen, but to criticize. Religious legalism is adding rules to the Bible, and it is the enemy of Jesus Christ. Legalism makes you bold, unbiblical, arrogant, unloving, and dangerous. The result of religion is a paint-by-numbers life. It’s artless and heartless. There are seven steps—to avoid—to become a legalist.

  • Jesus and Demons

    Jun 04 2015

    The people of Capernaum are amazed at Jesus’ authority in preaching, in healing, and in commanding unclean spirits, or demons. There are two erroneous reactions to the topic of demons: the first is to deny they exist, and the second is to obsess over them. Instead, if we know our enemy and understand his schemes, he cannot easily outwit us. Our life is like a house; for Christians, Satan never owns the house, Jesus does, but Satan can influence and oppress. We must recognize the ways in which we...more

  • Jesus Loves Sinners

    Jun 04 2015

    Jesus loves sinners and was a missionary who went into the culture among sinners. He publicly picked, pursued, and called Levi—a despised tax collector—to repent of his ways and follow him. A good missionary: 1) follows Jesus; 2) starts a community group (welcoming other people into your life and home, as Levi did); and 3) repents, repents, repents. At Mars Hill Church, we gather (come together as God’s people for preaching, teaching, and worship) and scatter (go out as God’s people for mission ...more

  • Jesus Heals a Leper and a Paralytic

    Jun 04 2015

    Jesus changes lives, and we see two examples in Luke 5:12–26. There, Jesus heals a man full of leprosy; not only that, but he reaches out and touches him, like he touches all who are unclean. Jesus also heals a paralytic and forgives him of his sin. The religious people question Jesus and accuse him of blasphemy. They just don’t get it: Jesus cleanses us from our filth, Jesus forgives our sin, and Jesus saves us from our religion.

  • Jesus Calls Peter, James, and John

    Jun 04 2015

    Jesus gave his life for the glory of God and the good of others, and we should too. 1) Pour yourself out in ministry. Do something, anything, for Jesus. 2) Rest and recover in solitude. 3) Pursue your calling, not your potential. Those who don’t have a sense of calling exchange busyness for fruitfulness. Live your life intentionally by pursuing the things that God has gifted and called you to. 4) Train other leaders. Here, Jesus calls his first disciples, Peter, James, and John, and they leave e...more

  • Why Did Jesus’ Mom Need to Be a Virgin?

    May 28 2015

    In the second-to-last sermon in the Vintage Jesus series, Pastor Mark gives clarification as to what Scripture teaches us about Mary and the virgin birth of Jesus.

  • Jesus Is God

    May 28 2015

    The crowds that came to John the Baptizer wondered if he was the Christ, but John humbly pointed to Jesus. John wanted all to realize that Jesus was greater than him, Jesus’ baptism was greater than his, and Jesus’ judgment was greater than his. In the end, Jesus will judge everyone, separating the wheat (those who repent and abide in him) from the chaff (those who do not and are blown away). John called even Herod to repent, and was imprisoned and beheaded as a result. Even though Jesus was sin...more

  • What Difference Has Jesus Made in History?

    May 28 2015

    In the final installment of the Vintage Jesus series, Pastor Mark Driscoll gives a Christmas Eve service on the historical significance of the birth of Jesus Christ and what kind of lasting change his birth has left on earth.

  • Jesus without Sin

    May 28 2015

    Temptation is like bait on a hook. Satan will bait the hook with anything enticing enough to get you to bite, then he will reel you in to death. Jesus was tempted in every way by Satan, but never sinned. Jesus responded by quoting Scripture, that is, the sword of the Spirit, even after Satan tried to turn the sword against him. In light of Luke 4, Pastor Mark shares ten temptation truths to help us resist the bait: # Satan is a real Enemy; # Satan will H.I.T. you; # Jesus is your victorious Warr...more

  • Jesus the Prophet

    May 28 2015

    Jesus preaches in his hometown of Nazareth, but the people reject him. They would rather kill Jesus than kill their religion. He teaches from 1 Kings 17 (Elijah and a pagan widow) and 2 Kings 5 (Elisha and Naaman the leper) to show that even religious people are as needy as the starving widow and that their sin is as horrific as leprosy. We see in this passage at least eight ways we could be compelled to reject Jesus: theology, control, greed, selfishness, familiarity, comfort, embarrassment, an...more

  • Jesus Is Man

    May 28 2015

    Jesus’ genealogy shows us that God works faithfully from one generation to the next. God redeems messed up families and raises up new patriarchs and matriarchs to create new family lines because of his covenantal faithfulness to and love for ill-deserving people. Four covenant heads are mentioned in Jesus’ genealogy from Luke: David, Abraham, Noah, and Adam. Each points to and foreshadows Jesus, but Jesus is greater than all four. If we are born again in Jesus, we are added to his family line as...more

  • Jesus and the Holy Spirit

    May 28 2015

    Jesus was a world-class, Spirit-filled preacher of Scripture. At the beginning of his ministry, he traveled throughout the Galilean region, preaching in synagogues. When he preached in his hometown of Nazareth, he unrolled and read from the scroll of Isaiah; Jesus taught that he is the fulfillment of Scripture. He takes care of the poor, the captives, the blind, and the oppressed. Jesus is our riches, freedom, sight, and liberation.

  • Why Should We Worship Jesus?

    May 21 2015

    Pastor Mark defines what worship is, what worship isn’t, and points out some of the false gods our culture encourages us to worship. He then goes on to explain what it means to worship through Jesus, worship like Jesus, and to just plain worship Jesus as our most worthy Savior.

  • Jesus’ Birth

    May 21 2015

    Pastor Mark Driscoll examines the birth of Jesus from Luke 2 in light of four categories: the historical (what God said and did), the theological (what that means), the biographical (how that changes us), and the doxological (how we worship). He answers seven common questions about the incarnation of Jesus Christ (that is, when God became flesh and entered into human history) and shares how we can have comfort and encouragement because Jesus is like us, Jesus is unlike us, and he came to make us...more

  • Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?

    May 21 2015

    Pastor Mark explains how Jesus came to earth to be our prophet, priest, and King.

  • What Will Jesus Do upon His Return?

    May 21 2015

    In the sixth sermon in the Vintage Jesus series, Pastor Mark talks about what will happen to creation, Christians, and non-Christians upon Jesus’ return.

  • What Makes Jesus Superior to Other Saviors?

    May 21 2015

    In light of numerous idols in the world today that promise salvation, Pastor Mark explains that Jesus is the only true Savior who can save us from our plight. He then goes on to explain how Jesus saves and what he is able to save us from.

  • The Birth of John the Baptizer

    May 21 2015

    Besides Jesus, John the Baptizer was the greatest man to ever live. We can learn from seven aspects of his greatness—including that he was a Spirit-filled evangelist who humbly prepared the way for Jesus. He avoided adolescence and thus is a great example of what it means to be a real man. Real men are creators and cultivators, not childish consumers, cowards, or complainers.

  • Repentance and Baptism

    May 21 2015

    Pastor Mark preaches from the Jordan River, where John the Baptizer baptized many, including Jesus Christ. John preached a baptism of repentance to the religious people who came to hear him, whom he called a “brood of vipers.” John urged them to live a life of true repentance instead, which includes conviction, confession, repentance, and restitution. Baptism shows that repentance is made possible through Jesus—his life, death, burial, and resurrection.

  • Jesus and the Temple

    May 21 2015

    Pastor Mark preaches on the southern steps of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem—on the same steps that Jesus himself would have walked. Jesus was first brought up the steps by his parents to be dedicated in the temple; as a boy, Jesus debated with scholars at the temple, and as a man he taught day after day in the temple. Still, Jesus promised to destroy, and did destroy, the temple because it had become an idol. We do not need the temple today because Jesus has fulfilled all of its functions. ...more

  • How Did People Know Jesus Was Coming?

    May 21 2015

    To begin the Advent season, Pastor Mark describes 25 of the more than 60 prophecies pointing to the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

  • Christ the Lord

    May 21 2015

    Pastor Mark Driscoll examines Luke 2, one of the most familiar passages of Scripture, where an angel announces the birth of Jesus, “Christ the Lord,” to shepherds in a field. The angel reveals how we are to see Jesus. We are not to insert him into a false ideology, such as atheism, deism, pantheism or panentheism, or theism; these offer no hope, no good news, and no savior. Rather, we are to praise Jesus as the Savior, Christ the Lord—good news for all the people—like the angels, Mary, and the s...more

  • WHERE IS JESUS TODAY?

    May 15 2015

    Pastor Mark explains where Jesus is today, how he got there, what he’s doing now, and why that matters to us.

  • WHAT DID JESUS ACCOMPLISH ON THE CROSS?

    May 15 2015

    In the third sermon in the Vintage Jesus series, Pastor Mark examines what Jesus accomplished through his death on the cross.

  • HOW HUMAN WAS JESUS?

    May 15 2015

    The issue of Jesus’ divinity and humanity has been one of the most controversial and confusing issues in all of Christian theology.

  • DID JESUS RISE FROM DEATH?

    May 15 2015

    In the fourth sermon in the Vintage Jesus series, Pastor Mark provides biblical, circumstantial, and historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus.

  • IS JESUS THE ONLY GOD?

    May 11 2015

    Jesus claimed to be God, but is his claim exclusive? Or, is Jesus one of many gods through him we find salvation?

  • Mary's Song

    May 07 2015

    Mary is a chief example for us of faith and worship in response to God. She sings a song of praise to God, and in it lists at least 17 attributes of God and echoes a multitude of Old Testament Scriptures—even though she was likely illiterate. From her song, we are encouraged to replace worrying with worshiping, replace coveting with worshiping, and replace anxiety with history. Even though Mary has plenty to worry about, she worships God and is a happy worshiper. She knows that God has “done gre...more

  • Mary & Elizabeth

    May 07 2015

    Pregnant Mary walks many miles to visit pregnant Elizabeth so they can share in each other’s joy and be in community together. The baby in Elizabeth’s womb, John the Baptizer, leaps for joy when he hears Mary’s greeting, and Elizabeth prophesies that Mary is blessed. Thus, we see that a baby in the womb is indeed a baby, that children are a blessing from God, and that abortion is murder. We all, through sin, have bloody hands as murderers of Jesus, but he offers his nail-scarred hands—life for l...more

  • John the Baptizer's Birth Prophesied

    May 07 2015

    John the Baptizer’s birth was prophesied in Malachi 3:1; 4:5–6. Then, after 400 years of silence, during the time of Herod “the great,” in the city of Jerusalem, at the Temple, we meet Zechariah, a priest, and his wife, Elizabeth. They were old, barren, poor, and righteous. Zechariah wasn’t a big deal; he was no one from nowhere doing, in the sight of the world, nothing. He was finally picked to go inside the Temple and burn incense, representing our prayers to God. While inside, the angel Gabri...more

  • Jesus' Birth Prophesied

    May 07 2015

    This week we meet Mary, the mother of Jesus. Though many images of Mary throughout the centuries picture her as a thirty-year-old woman with perfect hair, no dirt under her nails, and a golden crown, the truth is that she was a teenager from an unremarkable town; a virgin, pledged to be married to a carpenter named Joseph. The angel Gabriel, who had announced John the Baptizer’s birth to Zechariah, showed up and told Mary that God was going to show her favor, or grace, and that she would conceiv...more

  • Eyewitness to Jesus

    May 07 2015

    Pastor Mark Driscoll kicks off this three-year sermon series, introducing us to Luke the book (the longest in the New Testament and containing 41 unique passages found nowhere else in the Bible), Luke the author (well-educated Gentile who also wrote Acts), and Luke the man (medical doctor and humble, faithful friend to Paul). Luke’s Gospel is written to Theophilus (which means “lover of God”), and all of us who are or would be lovers of God are encouraged to follow along Luke’s meticulous invest...more

  • Empowered By The Spirit To Be Jesus' Church

    Apr 16 2015

    When the Holy Spirit shows up, the church springs into being: people are born again and they become, together, the people of God. But what is church? And what do good churches look like? One of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is what church you’ll call home. And in order to find a good one, first you’ll need to know what a good church comprises.

  • Jesus Empowered By The Spirit

    Apr 15 2015

    Picking up where the Gospel of Luke left off, the book of Acts describes how Jesus, having finished his work on the Cross, begins to build his kingdom on earth through the power of the Holy Spirit. This power has been given to all Christians, to be used properly, following the example set by Jesus. How was Jesus empowered by the Spirit? How is he using this power to accomplish his mission?

  • Scripture Empowered By The Spirit

    Apr 04 2015

    How did the disciples begin executing the biggest mission in the history of the world? The Bible says that while waiting for the Holy Spirit, they devoted themselves to prayer—they talked to God. The apostles led by following Scripture—through it, God responded. Consequently, the early church experienced success—but not without undergoing failure first. What can we learn from what they did?