Over the last 2000 years, Jesus Christ has hugely affected the course of history and countless individual lives. But many have heard confused or confusing messages about him. So we’ve gone back to some of the earliest information we have – a short booklet in the Bible called “The Gospel of Mark” – to try to explain who Jesus is, what he did and what it means for us today. On this web page is a growing list of talks by our pastor – David Last – which go consecutively through the story of Mark. Each comes with its own webpage which contains some supporting media to help with thinking and learning from the gospel. Click on the “Full details” link to get to webpage or you can simply jump to a video version of the talk on YouTube using the second link.

You’ll notice that the talks below refer to particular sections of the gospel of Mark using chapter and verse numbers. If you’re not familiar with the Bible, you may not have come across this before. So, for example, when you see a reference like “Mark 1:1-13” it means the talk is about verses 1-13 in the chapter 1 of Mark. Whenever you read a Bible, whether online or printed, you will find these numbers printed among the words. Click here for an example of that: Mark 1:1-13 on Bible Gateway.

And thank you to NASA for the picture of the earth used to advertise this series on the front page of our website.

Talk No.TitlePassageFull detailsJust Video
1The Son of GodMark 1:1-13HCTW-1
2No-one speaks like thisMark 1:14-28HCTW-2
3Everyone is looking for youMark 1:29-39HCTW-3
4Breaking through barriersMark 1:40-2:12HCTW-4HCTWV-4
5The wrong peopleMark 2:13-2:22HCTW-5HCTWV-5
6Sabbath!Mark 2:23-3:6HCTW-6HCTWV-6
7FameMark 3:7-19HCTW-7HCTWV-7
8Mad, bad or the Son of God?Mark 3:20-30HCTW-8HCTWV-8
9Hearing testMark 3:31-4:9HCTW-9HCTWV-9
10Four-way splitMark 4:10-20HCTW-10HCTWV-10
11Was it all just luck?Mark 4:21-34HCTW-11HCTWV-11
12The great unknownMark 4:35-41HCTW-12HCTWV-12
13Do you mind?Mark 5:1-13HCTW-13HCTWV-13
14Crisis decisionMark 5:14-20HCTW-14HCTWV-14
15Trust meMark 5:21-34HCTW-15HCTWV-15
16All is possibleMark 5:35-43HCTW-16HCTWV-16
17Take me homeMark 6:1-6HCTW-17HCTWV-17
18Stop and listenMark 6:7-13HCTW-18HCTWV-18
19He’s not deadMark 6:14-29HCTW-19HCTWV-19
20No rest for the wearyMark 6:30-36HCTW-20HCTWV-20
21One more thingMark 6:37-46HCTW-21HCTWV-21
22Not a ghostMark 6:47-56HCTW-22HCTWV-22
23Control freaksMark 7:1-8HCTW-23HCTWV-23
24It’s not the foodMark 7:9-19HCTW-24HCTWV-24
25Test your mindMark 7:20-23HCTW-25HCTWV-25
26No, little dogMark 7:24-30HCTW-26HCTWV-26
27The personal touchMark 7:31-37HCTW-27HCTWV-27
28Untold kindnessMark 8:1-10HCTW-28HCTWV-28
29EmbarrassmentMark 8:11-21HCTW-29HCTWV-29
30Walking treesMark 8:22-30HCTW-30HCTWV-30
31No fear of lossMark 8:31-38HCTW-31HCTWV-31
32A tale of the unexpectedMark 9:1-8HCTW-32HCTWV-32
33DisappointmentMark 9:9-19HCTW-33HCTWV-33
34Out of controlMark 9:20-29HCTW-34HCTWV-34
35The back of the queueMark 9:30-41HCTW-35HCTWV-35
36You’d better take careMark 9:42-50HCTW-36HCTWV-36
37FreedomMark 10:1-12HCTW-37HCTWV-37
38Making a contributionMark 10:13-31HCTW-38HCTWV-38
39A different attitudeMark 10:32-45HCTW-39HCTWV-39
40WarMark 10:46-11:11HCTW-40HCTWV-40
41Just believeMark 11:12-25HCTW-41HCTWV-41
42Patience runs outMark 11:27-12:11HCTW-42HCTWV-42