ONE 2021

The Gospel of Mark

GCC is partnering with Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) Asia for the ONE2021 Campaign.  During Lent, we are joining over 50,000 users who have downloaded the ONE Hearing the Word app to listen to daily Bible readings and devotions.

The ONE Campaign was started in Hong Kong 3 years ago and have now grown to include 22 countries with over 100 partner churches and NGO’s.  God is using this movement to bring His Word to people inside and outside of the Church.

By being a part of this campaign, we are not only declaring solidarity with other Christians churches in Hong Kong and around the world, but hope the discipline of daily Bible-listening and meditation will help us fulfill the GCC 2021 mandate of “Growing to Maturity”.

Our sermon series for these next 7 weeks – until Easter – will correspond to the readings of ONE2021 through the Gospel of Mark.  In examining the story of Jesus of Nazareth may we reflect on gospel fundamentals and re-anchor our soul upon the life of the Savior.

 

Speaker: Ian Ma
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8
Date: 2021-04-04

Mark 16:1-8 (NIV)

Jesus Has Risen

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

Speaker: Eugene Wu
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Date: 2021-03-28

Mark 11:1-11 (NIV)

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.’”

Speaker: Jonathan Webster
Scripture: Mark 7:1-9:50
Date: 2021-03-14

Mark 7:1-9:50 (NIV)

That Which Defiles

The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus 2 and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. 4 When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.)

Speaker: Ian Ma
Scripture: Mark 10:13-45
Date: 2021-03-21

Mark 10:13-45 (NIV)

The Little Children and Jesus

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.

Speaker: Jonathan Webster
Scripture: Mark 5:21-6:56
Date: 2021-03-07

Mark 5:21-6:56 (NIV)

Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman

When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him.