Sermons by Rev. Dr. Dave Burgess

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“Shouting Stones”

The link above takes you to the St. Mark Presbyterian Church Worship Service for April 5, 2020 Luke 19:28-40 After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, […]

“Wisdom Is as Wisdom Does”


The link above takes you to the St. Mark Presbyterian Church Worship Service for March 29, 2020 Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 3:3-14 Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statutes of his father David; only, he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places. The king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there, for that was […]

“Sharp Swords and Smooth Stones”


Worship services were canceled for March 14 and 15. St. Mark Church gathered virtually on Sunday morning on YouTube. Here are a few supplemental items to consider viewing as we prepare to gather together virtually for worship this morning. (You will need to highlight, copy, and paste the links in your browser to view the […]

“A Crisis in Leadership”


1 Samuel 8:4-22 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, ‘You are old and your sons do not follow in your ways; appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.’ But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, ‘Give us […]

“Higher Fidelity”


Ruth 1:6-18 Then she started to return with her daughters-in-law from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the Lord had had consideration for his people and given them food. So she set out from the place where she had been living, she and her two daughters-in-law, and […]

“Within and Without”


Judges 6:11-16 The Calling of Gideon Now the angel of the Lord came and sat under the oak at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press, to hide it from the Midianites. The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to […]

“Keeping in Line”


Exodus 20:1-21 The Ten Commandments Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that […]

“Higher Ground”


Exodus 3:1-15 Moses at the Burning Bush Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, […]

“The Long View”


Genesis 37:17b-24 So Joseph went after his brothers, and found them at Dothan. They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. They said to one another, ‘Here comes this dreamer. Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then […]

“The Curious Power of Forgiveness”


Genesis 33:1-11 Jacob and Esau Meet Now Jacob looked up and saw Esau coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided the children among Leah and Rachel and the two maids. He put the maids with their children in front, then Leah with her children, and Rachel and Joseph last of all. He […]