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  • 1. The Essential Jesus asRevealed in the Gospel of MarkApril 28, 2013
  • 2. Sharpening Our Focus on Christ!Five passages each week to help us“fix our eyes upon Jesus!”
  • 3. Hebrews 12:1-2. . . let us run with endurance the racethat is set before us, looking to Jesus,the founder and perfecter of our faith.Essential Jesus Initiative
  • 4. The Essential Jesus asRevealed in the Gospel of MarkApril 7, 2013
  • 5. 4:35-41 – Jesus’ sovereignty over thenatural realm (wind and sea)5:1-20 – Jesus’ sovereignty over thesupernatural realm (demons)5:21-43 – Jesus’ sovereignty overdisease and deathMark chapters 4-5
  • 6. Two quick snapshots of Jesus and hisministry (vv. 1-13)One out-of-character narrative that reallydoes not focus on Jesus (vv. 14-29)Mark chapter 6
  • 7. Mark 1:1He went away from there and came tohis hometown, and his disciplesfollowed him.Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 8. Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 9. Mark 1:2And on the Sabbath he began to teachin the synagogue, and many who heardhim were astonished, saying, “Wheredid this man get these things?What isthe wisdom given to him? How are suchmighty works done by his hands?”Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 10. Mark 1:3“Is not this the carpenter, the son ofMary and brother of James and Josesand Judas and Simon? And are not hissisters here with us?”Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 11. John 8:41They said to him, “We were not born ofsexual immorality..."Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 12. Mark 1:3“Is not this the carpenter, the son ofMary and brother of James and Josesand Judas and Simon? And are not hissisters here with us?” And they tookoffense at him.Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)“skandalon”“scandal”
  • 13. Mark 1:4-5And Jesus said to them, “A prophet isnot without honor, except in hishometown and among his relativesand in his own household.” And hecould do no mighty work there, exceptthat he laid his hands on a few sickpeople and healed them.Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 14. Mark 1:6And he marveled because of theirunbelief.Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 15. Luke 7:9When Jesus heard these things, hemarveled at him, and turning to thecrowd that followed him, said, “I tellyou, not even in Israel have I found suchfaith.”Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 16. Mark 1:6And he marveled because of theirunbelief. And he went about among thevillages teaching.Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 17. Mark 1:14-15Now after John was arrested, Jesuscame into Galilee, proclaiming thegospel of God, and saying, “The time isfulfilled, and the kingdom of God is athand; repent and believe in thegospel.”Snapshot #1 – Jesus’hometown rejection (vv.1-6)
  • 18. Mark 3:13-15And he went up on the mountain andcalled to him those whom he desired, andthey came to him. And he appointedtwelve (whom he also named apostles) sothat they might be with him and hemight send them out to preach and haveauthority to cast out demons.Snapshot #2 – Jesus sendsout theTwelve (vv. 7-13)
  • 19. Mark 6:7And he called the twelve and began tosend them out two by two . . .Snapshot #2 – Jesus sendsout theTwelve (vv. 7-13)1.To strengthen their testimony
  • 20. Deuteronomy 17:6On the evidence of two witnesses or ofthree witnesses the one who is to dieshall be put to death; a person shall notbe put to death on the evidence of onewitness.To strengthen theirtestimony
  • 21. Mark 6:7-8And he called the twelve and began tosend them out two by two . . .Snapshot #2 – Jesus sendsout theTwelve (vv. 7-13)1. To strengthen their testimony2. To strengthen their hearts
  • 22. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10Two are better than one, because theyhave a good reward for their toil. For ifthey fall, one will lift up his fellow. Butwoe to him who is alone when he fallsand has not another to lift him up!To strengthen their hearts
  • 23. Mark 6:7-8And he called the twelve and began tosend them out two by two, and gavethem authority over the unclean spirits.He charged them to take nothing fortheir journey except a staff—no bread,no bag, no money in their belts— but towear sandals and not put on two tunics.Snapshot #2 – Jesus sendsout theTwelve (vv. 7-13)
  • 24. Luke 22:35-36And he said to them, “When I sent you outwith no moneybag or knapsack or sandals,did you lack anything?”They said,“Nothing.” He said to them, “But now letthe one who has a moneybag take it, andlikewise a knapsack. And let the one whohas no sword sell his cloak and buy one.”Snapshot #2 – Jesus sendsout theTwelve (vv. 7-13)
  • 25. Acts 1:8You will be my witnesses in Jerusalemand in all Judea and Samaria, and to theend of the earth.Snapshot #2 – Jesus sendsout theTwelve (vv. 7-13)
  • 26. Mark 6:10-11And he said to them, “Whenever youenter a house, stay there until youdepart from there. And if any place willnot receive you and they will not listento you, when you leave, shake off thedust that is on your feet as a testimonyagainst them.”Snapshot #2 – Jesus sendsout theTwelve (vv. 7-13)
  • 27. Mark 6:12-13So they went out and proclaimed thatpeople should repent. And they cast outmany demons and anointed with oilmany who were sick and healed them.Snapshot #2 – Jesus sendsout theTwelve (vv. 7-13)
  • 28. Two quick snapshots of Jesus and hisministry (vv. 1-13)One out-of-character narrative that reallydoes not focus on Jesus (vv. 14-29)Mark chapter 6
  • 29. 1. As we seek to make Christ known,we must prepare ourselves to faceindifference, resistance andsometimes downright hostility!Reread the parable of the soils(Mark 4:1-20)PRAY FOR FERTILE SOIL!Today’sTakeaways
  • 30. Sunday Morningsat 8:15(Room 204)Pray 8:15
  • 31. 1. As we seek to make Christ known,we must prepare ourselves to faceindifference, resistance andsometimes downright hostility!Reread the parable of the soils(Mark 4:1-20)PRAY FOR FERTILE SOIL!Today’sTakeaways
  • 32. 2. Strive to amaze God with your faith!*According to gospel record, only twothings amazed Jesus: faith and alack of faith!Today’sTakeaways
  • 33. Hebrews 11:6And without faith it is impossible toplease him, for whoever would drawnear to God must believe that he existsand that he rewards those who seekhim.Today’sTakeaways
  • 34. 2. Strive to amaze God with your faith!*The better you get to know God ...the stronger your faith will grow!Today’sTakeaways