The way of jesus part 2

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The way of jesus part 2

  1. 1. A True Confession Mark 8:27-38
  2. 2. The Heart of Mark: The Way• Begins with the healing of the blind man from Bethsaida, Mark 8• Concludes with the healing of blind Bartimaeus, Mark 10
  3. 3. The Heart of Mark: The Way• Jesus is leading the disciples on a physical journey from Galilee to Jerusalem• On the way, He is teaching us about His Messiahship and our discipleship
  4. 4. 3 Components of a True Confession:1. A conclusion about Jesus’ true identity
  5. 5. 3 Components of a True Confession:1. A conclusion about Jesus’ true identity True words, alone, do not a true confession make! – Missionaries David and Sharon Faris
  6. 6. 3 Components of a True Confession:1. A conclusion about Jesus’ true identity “There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his prophet”
  7. 7. 3 Components of a True Confession:1. A conclusion about Jesus’ true identity “Confessional Christianity” – The Lord’s Prayer – The Apostle’s Creed – The Doxology – Other prayers/confessions
  8. 8. 3 Components of a True Confession:1. A conclusion about Jesus’ true identity “Who do men say that I am?” “Who do YOU say that I am?”
  9. 9. 3 Components of a True Confession:2. A conviction about Jesus’ saving work:
  10. 10. 3 Components of a True Confession:2. A conviction about Jesus’ saving work: “Christ crucified”
  11. 11. 3 Components of a True Confession:2. A conviction about Jesus’ saving work: There is no salvation without the Cross!
  12. 12. 3 Components of a True Confession:3. A commitment to suffering for Jesus’ sake:
  13. 13. 3 Components of a True Confession:3. A commitment to suffering for Jesus’ sake: Internal suffering: Relinquishing leadership of your life to Jesus
  14. 14. 3 Components of a True Confession:3. A commitment to suffering for Jesus’ sake: External suffering: Enduring persecutions and hardships that come as a result of Jesus and His work
  15. 15. Communion is a Confession of Christ!

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