Discipleship and Children

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                      Mark 10:13-16          The Blessing (of the Children) The Failure (of the Disciples) The Command            a. Let the children come           b. Don’t drive them away      4. The Necessity           a. The Kingdom must be received […]

Discipleship and Divorce

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Mark 10:1-12             Intro: Divorce in the first century  I. The Trap Mark 10:2 ¶     Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”  II. The Turn  III. The Trust The Trust in His design of male and female The Trust in His gift of marriage The […]

Thinking about following the Jesus

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                      Mark 9:30-50             Intro: the Nature of Discipleship  How to think about Ourselves (9:30-35) Greatness Redefined Greatness Modeled  How to think about Others (9:36-41) Others who are Weak Others who are Doing work in Jesus Name  How to think about Sin (9:42-50) Sin must be vigilantly fought for our sake Sin must […]

Who do you say that I am?

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“Who do you say that I am?”                      Mark 8:27-9:1          Intro: Caesarea Philippi  I. A Change in Direction II. A Claim of Deliverer (Christ – Messianic Deliverer) Misunderstandings about Messiah a. Then b. Now 2. The Murder of the Messiah a. Personal Necessity (Love) b.Legal Necessity (Forgiveness) c. Cosmic Necessity (to Defeat Death) […]

Food for the Hungry and Sight for the Blind

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                     Mark 8:1-26 A Gentile Crowd Satisfied (8:1-10) A Gentile/mixed Crowd being fed An Abundance of leftovers A Compassionate Creator Blind Pharisees (8:11-12) Blind Disciples (8:13-21) The Leven of the Pharisees & Herod The Dullness of the Disciples A Blind Man Healed (8:22-26)