Scott Venable: Indescribable Compassion

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Scott Venable: Indescribable Compassion (Mark 2:1-12)

Scott Venable, lead pastor of Northwood Church in Keller and a graduate of Howard Payne University, examines Episode 6 of the TV series “The Chosen.” He emphasized the significance and sufficiency of Jesus and his word. He also calls for an attachment to and obsession with Jesus, not places and programs.

Breakthrough from sin to forgiveness is in Jesus, who isn’t confined by religious boxes. “God doesn’t just have a breakthrough for your sins; God has a breakthrough for your life,” Venable asserted. Such breakthroughs testify to the world about God’s authority over all of life.



This sermon was delivered on Mar. 14, 2021, during the morning worship services of Northwood Church in Keller, as part of a sermon series titled “The Chosen,” which keys off of the TV series by the same name.

A clip from Episode 6 of “The Chosen” is part of the original sermon video and has been edited out here due to copyright and licensing limitations.

A sermon outline is available here.




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