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  • 1. The Essential Jesus asRevealed in the Gospel of Mark
  • 2. The Apostles’ CreedI believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
  • 3. The Apostles’ CreedWho was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.
  • 4. The Apostles’ CreedThe third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
  • 5. The Apostles’ CreedI believe in the Holy Spirit; the one holy church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
  • 6. Sharpening Our Focus on Christ!Five passages each week to help us “fix our eyes upon Jesus!”
  • 7. The Essential Jesus asRevealed in the Gospel of Mark
  • 8. Mark 1:40-45 - Jesus cleanses a leperMark 2:1-12 - Jesus heals a paralytic
  • 9. “Fast Burst”“Rapid Burst”“Quick Burst”
  • 10. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Humanity Snapshot #1 (Mark 1:40-45) Jesus cleanses a leper Mark stressing the humanity of Jesus
  • 11. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s HumanityMark 1:40And a leper came to him, imploring him,and kneeling said to him, “If you will, youcan make me clean.” Leviticus 13-14 Laws concerning leprosy
  • 12. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Humanity According to Josephus, lepers were treated “as if they were dead!” JosephusJewish Historian
  • 13. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s HumanityMark 1:40And a leper came to him, imploring him,and kneeling said to him, “If you will, youcan make me clean.” Luke 5:12 “full of leprosy”
  • 14. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s HumanityMark 1:41-42Moved with pity, he stretched out hishand and touched him and said tohim, “I will; be clean.” And immediatelythe leprosy left him, and he was madeclean. “gut-wrenching”
  • 15. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s HumanityMark 1:43-44And Jesus sternly charged him and senthim away at once, and said to him, “Seethat you say nothing to anyone, but go,show yourself to the priest and offer foryour cleansing what Moses commanded,for a proof to them.”
  • 16. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Humanity “The BEST of Jesus’ call to preach the good news is being eclipsed by the GOOD of his ability to heal.”
  • 17. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s HumanityMark 1:45But he went out and began to talk freelyabout it, and to spread the news, so thatJesus could no longer openly enter atown, but was out in desolate places,and people were coming to him fromevery quarter.
  • 18. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Humanity Snapshot #1 (Mark 1:40-45) Jesus cleanses a leper Mark stressing the humanity of Jesus
  • 19. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Humanity Snapshot #2 (Mark 2:1-12) Jesus heals a paralytic Mark stressing the deity of Jesus
  • 20. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s DeityMark 2:1And when he returned to Capernaumafter some days, it was reported that hewas at home.
  • 21. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s DeityMark 2:2And many were gathered together, sothat there was no more room, not evenat the door. And he was preaching theword to them. The gospel of God (Mark 1:14)
  • 22. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s DeityMark 2:3-4And they came, bringing to him aparalytic carried by four men. And whenthey could not get near him because ofthe crowd, they removed the roof abovehim, and when they had made anopening, they let down the bed on whichthe paralytic lay.
  • 23. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s DeityMark 2:5And when Jesus saw their faith, he saidto the paralytic, “Son, your sins areforgiven.”
  • 24. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Deity Mark 2:6-7 Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
  • 25. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s DeityMark 2:8-9And immediately Jesus, perceiving in hisspirit that they thus questioned withinthemselves, said to them, “Why do youquestion these things in your hearts?Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise,take up your bed and walk’?”
  • 26. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s DeityMark 2:10-12But that you may know that the Son ofMan has authority on earth to forgivesins”—he said to the paralytic— “I say toyou, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.”And he rose and immediately picked up hisbed and went out before them all, so thatthey were all amazed and glorified God,saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
  • 27. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Deity The outward, visible, physical healing … confirmed the inward,invisible, spiritual forgiveness! And ONLY GOD could do this!
  • 28. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Humanity Snapshot #1 (Mark 1:40-45) Jesus cleanses a leper Mark stressing the humanity of Jesus
  • 29. Snapshot #1 – Christ’s Humanity Snapshot #2 (Mark 2:1-12) Jesus heals a paralytic Mark stressing the deity of Jesus
  • 30. Today’s Takeaways1. This Jesus whom we love, worship, serve and lean upon is deeply humanAND powerfully divine. Therefore he is able to move mightily in our life situations AND he is in no way a stranger to our pain.
  • 31. Today’s Takeaways 2. Sin is an issue that MUST be dealtwith. Only as we come to Christ on HISterms will we find the forgiveness that only HE can offer!
  • 32. Today’s TakeawaysIn the Bible, leprosy is a picture of sin!- It progresses slowly (and often unnoticed when first present)- It destroys as it grows- It brings isolation and ultimately ruin and death
  • 33. Today’s TakeawaysIn the second snapshot, Jesus forgivesa paralyzed man of his sin, and proves his authority to do so by healing him!So both of these incidents were about dealing with sin!
  • 34. Today’s Takeaways Responding to the GOSPEL . . .Admit our sin … need for Christ!Believe that he died to pay penalty for our sin and rebellion against God!Come to Christ, turning from sin (repent) and embracing the gospel (believe)!