In this sermon based on the Scripture read from Mark 9, Senior Pastor David Ball examines the story of the disciples failing to cast an evil spirit from a boy. Jesus first decries the faithlessness that causes this failure. A faithlessness and evil buried in each human heart. When the father concedes he has faith, but maybe not enough, Jesus grasps that faith and confession of need and covers it with his grace to heal the boy, noting that only prayer added to the mix has the power to make it happen.
The Scripture Lessons for the Day were:
- James 2:1-18
- Psalm 116:1-9
- Mark 9:14-29