Has your faith ever faltered? Have you ever had any doubts about your faith? Well, if we are honest with ourselves, I think we can all say yes. Our faith is often lacking. This can quite commonly come during a difficult trial in our life, but our faith can also be lacking during the ordinary times of life too.
In our passage for today, we see Jesus cry out, “O faithless generation!” Those words were especially directed toward the disciples, but they obviously apply to all humanity. And in our passage, that is what we see. We see a number of groups of people and all of them show a lacking faith in God and in his Son, Jesus Christ. And so as we look at this passage, we’ll see how Jesus not only heals a demon-possessed boy, conquering the demon in this boy, but we’ll see how he also conquers unbelief in our lives. And so let’s look at how Jesus confronts unbelief in this passage.
Passage: Mark 9:14-29
Author: Rev. W. Reid Hankins, M.Div.
Sermon originally preached during the Morning Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) on 08/17/2008 in Novato, CA.