Redemption Stories: Mary Magdalene

Sermon Summary

December 18, 2016

Pastor Shawn



Luke 8: 1-15


Who is Mary?

-Follower of Jesus (Luke 8:1-3)

-At the cross of Jesus

-First witness to the resurrection of Jesus

 What did she learn from Jesus? (Luke 8:4-15)


 “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” —J. Krishnamurti

"It's easy for us to adjust our perspective and standards and rationalize our lives to the current culture instead of looking at scripture as the standard."

"For those who walk well, they hear the word and hold the word."

"The patient faith doesn't demand fruit immediately."

"For mature fruit to develop, we have to sit with God's word, hold it fast with an honest and good heart and bear fruit with patience."

"The wood that was built with that manger, would one day build a cross that He would give his life on. The cradle always points us to Jesus giving His live."

Sending Questions

  • How can you simplify what it means to follow Jesus?

  • Where have you adjusted to a western model of church that seems to be different from the Biblical definition of Christian?

  • What comforts have you pursued that keep you from following Jesus closer?


Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Into The Arms of Jesus

Holy Spirit

The First Noel

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen