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SERMON: Out of Ashes | Mark 5:1–20

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Out of Ashes | Mark 5:1–20
Shaun Marksbury | Quacco Baptist Church
Sunday Evening Service | 16 July, 2017

Thankfully, even though evil is around us, Jesus came “to destroy the works of the devil” (1 Jn 3:8).  This evening, we’re going to notice 1.) the destruction wrought from evil (vv. 1–5), 2.) the deliverance by Christ from evil (vv. 6–13), 3.) the depravity resulting from evil (vv. 14–17), and 4.) duty of the delivered from evil (vv. 18–20).
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Sermon NotesOut of Ashes | Mark 5:1–20
Shaun Marksbury | Quacco Baptist Church
Sunday Evening Service | 16 July, 2017
I.Introduction In his book, The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis famously said, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both er…

SERMON: What Manner of Man is This? | Mark 4:35–41

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What Manner of Man is This? | Mark 4:35–41
Shaun Marksbury | Quacco Baptist Church
Sunday Evening Service | 9 July, 2017

How we answer the question of Who Jesus is will change how we respond to the storms of life.   As our example this evening, we are going to look at the disciples before the might of the storm (vv. 35–38), and then the disciples before the might of the Lord (vv. 39–41).

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Sermon Notes What Manner of Man is This? | Mark 4:35–41
Shaun Marksbury | Quacco Baptist Church
Sunday Evening Service | 9 July, 2017
I.Introduction We approach a passage that has been the subject of countless sermons.  The calming of the storm is a favorite for topical preachers, because it seems to deliver up a simple message: When you’re going through a storm, make sure that Jesus is in your boat!  That isn’t a bad application, but it seems to miss the point a bit.  Consider the simple fact …

My Personal List of Warning Signs of a Bad Church

Churches come in all shapes and sizes, and the Bible grants them a great deal of flexibility.  Even so, after some 30+ years of attending churches good and bad, I've started to notice patterns in the bad ones.  I've started jotting them down, and I'll add to this post as I see more. So, if I'm traveling on the Lord's Day, here are signs that say to me, "Stay away."

(OBLIGATORY NOTE*: These are notdefinitive evidences of bad churches, as some good churches undoubtedly have one or more of these characteristics.  I'm also not saying that I automatically wouldn't attend a church with one or more of these, my pet peeves put aside. And, before you ask, yes, these are all drawn from real examples of bad churches.)
Churches with one-word names (definite articles and “church” notwithstanding)
Ex. “Journey”; “The Light”; “Real Church”; “Elevation Church”
Churches with more than five-word names
Ex. “New Apostolic Church of Pentecostal Miracle Deliverance and …

SERMON: Women in Ministry | Various Texts

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Women in Ministry | Various Texts
Shaun Marksbury | Quacco Baptist Church
Sunday Evening Service | 2 July, 2017

My proposition to you isn’t that we should let the Bible lead, something I think everyone in this room already believes.  In fact, I imagine that the Bible is so clear that you will agree with about 90% of what I have to say.  My proposition is that the Bible gives us clear guidance on this issue—that is that ordained men should lead in church services, start to finish.  

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Sermon NotesWomen in Ministry | Various Texts
Shaun Marksbury | Quacco Baptist Church
Sunday Evening Service | 2 July, 2017
I.Introduction The message this evening comes from a series of related questions that many people in the congregation have been asking.  I have to confess on my part that it is not an issue that I’ve articulated well, especially when it comes to specific aspects of application. …