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  • When James was beheaded by Herod, they went to Mary’s house to pray (Acts 12:12)
    Converted by Peter -- ”Marcus, my son” (1 Pet. 5:13)
    The fear of what lay ahead in arduous missionary enterprise moved Mark to retrace his steps, leaving (Acts 13:13; 15:38)
    But in the End, he held firm........ Became a Bishop and Martyr...... St. Mark’s of Venice
    INTERPRETER OF PETER
  • When James was beheaded by Herod, they went to Mary’s house to pray (Acts 12:12)
    Converted by Peter -- ”Marcus, my son” (1 Pet. 5:13)
    The fear of what lay ahead in arduous missionary enterprise moved Mark to retrace his steps, leaving (Acts 13:13; 15:38)
    But in the End, he held firm........ Became a Bishop and Martyr...... St. Mark’s of Venice
    INTERPRETER OF PETER
  • When James was beheaded by Herod, they went to Mary’s house to pray (Acts 12:12)
    Converted by Peter -- ”Marcus, my son” (1 Pet. 5:13)
    The fear of what lay ahead in arduous missionary enterprise moved Mark to retrace his steps, leaving (Acts 13:13; 15:38)
    But in the End, he held firm........ Became a Bishop and Martyr...... St. Mark’s of Venice
    INTERPRETER OF PETER
  • When James was beheaded by Herod, they went to Mary’s house to pray (Acts 12:12)
    Converted by Peter -- ”Marcus, my son” (1 Pet. 5:13)
    The fear of what lay ahead in arduous missionary enterprise moved Mark to retrace his steps, leaving (Acts 13:13; 15:38)
    But in the End, he held firm........ Became a Bishop and Martyr...... St. Mark’s of Venice
    INTERPRETER OF PETER
  • When James was beheaded by Herod, they went to Mary’s house to pray (Acts 12:12)
    Converted by Peter -- ”Marcus, my son” (1 Pet. 5:13)
    The fear of what lay ahead in arduous missionary enterprise moved Mark to retrace his steps, leaving (Acts 13:13; 15:38)
    But in the End, he held firm........ Became a Bishop and Martyr...... St. Mark’s of Venice
    INTERPRETER OF PETER
  • When James was beheaded by Herod, they went to Mary’s house to pray (Acts 12:12)
    Converted by Peter -- ”Marcus, my son” (1 Pet. 5:13)
    The fear of what lay ahead in arduous missionary enterprise moved Mark to retrace his steps, leaving (Acts 13:13; 15:38)
    But in the End, he held firm........ Became a Bishop and Martyr...... St. Mark’s of Venice
    INTERPRETER OF PETER
  • When James was beheaded by Herod, they went to Mary’s house to pray (Acts 12:12)
    Converted by Peter -- ”Marcus, my son” (1 Pet. 5:13)
    The fear of what lay ahead in arduous missionary enterprise moved Mark to retrace his steps, leaving (Acts 13:13; 15:38)
    But in the End, he held firm........ Became a Bishop and Martyr...... St. Mark’s of Venice
    INTERPRETER OF PETER










  • Ritual sacrifices weren’t enough....... one had to be pure ....... faith is individual
    Why Would So Many Come to See John??? Resembled Elijah in the Wilderness

    Small Town Audio
  • Ritual sacrifices weren’t enough....... one had to be pure ....... faith is individual
    Why Would So Many Come to See John??? Resembled Elijah in the Wilderness

    Small Town Audio
  • Ritual sacrifices weren’t enough....... one had to be pure ....... faith is individual
    Why Would So Many Come to See John??? Resembled Elijah in the Wilderness

    Small Town Audio
  • Ritual sacrifices weren’t enough....... one had to be pure ....... faith is individual
    Why Would So Many Come to See John??? Resembled Elijah in the Wilderness

    Small Town Audio
  • Ritual sacrifices weren’t enough....... one had to be pure ....... faith is individual
    Why Would So Many Come to See John??? Resembled Elijah in the Wilderness

    Small Town Audio
  • Ritual sacrifices weren’t enough....... one had to be pure ....... faith is individual
    Why Would So Many Come to See John??? Resembled Elijah in the Wilderness

    Small Town Audio







  • Do you think you can drink this cup without my help and service?
    Do you think you can endure the suffering of my baptism without my serving you and helping you?
    Do you think you can become the kind of person that renounces fame and human status to serve all other people without my
    serving you....... No you can't.
  • Not Mohammed
    Not Buddha
    Not Karl Marx
    Not Mao ZeDong
    Not the president
  • Not Mohammed
    Not Buddha
    Not Karl Marx
    Not Mao ZeDong
    Not the president
  • Not Mohammed
    Not Buddha
    Not Karl Marx
    Not Mao ZeDong
    Not the president
  • Not Mohammed
    Not Buddha
    Not Karl Marx
    Not Mao ZeDong
    Not the president





  • Matthew 4:13 “and leaving Nazareth he went to Capernaum by the sea,”

    Luke 4:14 --- taught in Galilee, then rejected at Nazareth, before going to Capernaum






  • Luke 4:31-44 = many healed before disciples called




  • Catholics call Peter the first Pope, but he had a wife:)
    The whole city!!!! How many was that?
    Evil doesn’t have a voice
  • Catholics call Peter the first Pope, but he had a wife:)
    The whole city!!!! How many was that?
    Evil doesn’t have a voice
  • Catholics call Peter the first Pope, but he had a wife:)
    The whole city!!!! How many was that?
    Evil doesn’t have a voice
  • Sought solitude for peace, and to avoid crowds.... wasn’t about fame
    The gift of healing brought out the masses, but he came to preach the fullfillment of God’s promise
    How often does the sensational become the focus instead of God alone?
  • Sought solitude for peace, and to avoid crowds.... wasn’t about fame
    The gift of healing brought out the masses, but he came to preach the fullfillment of God’s promise
    How often does the sensational become the focus instead of God alone?
  • Sought solitude for peace, and to avoid crowds.... wasn’t about fame
    The gift of healing brought out the masses, but he came to preach the fullfillment of God’s promise
    How often does the sensational become the focus instead of God alone?










  • “He was Home” -- back at Peter’s Mother in Law’s
    He was there to preach, not heal
  • Jewish culture didn’t really see Messiah figure as forgiver of sin...... that was relegated to God only


  • both sin and disease are harmful to and destructive of human life, and Christians are called to oppose everything which threatens full humanity

    Evangelism, social caring, justice issues, bodily health, ecological concern, racial harmony, affirmation of women as well as men in our society are all issues for the Christian
  • both sin and disease are harmful to and destructive of human life, and Christians are called to oppose everything which threatens full humanity

    Evangelism, social caring, justice issues, bodily health, ecological concern, racial harmony, affirmation of women as well as men in our society are all issues for the Christian
  • both sin and disease are harmful to and destructive of human life, and Christians are called to oppose everything which threatens full humanity

    Evangelism, social caring, justice issues, bodily health, ecological concern, racial harmony, affirmation of women as well as men in our society are all issues for the Christian
  • Leaving the role as tax collector means end of his career..... no going back
  • Leaving the role as tax collector means end of his career..... no going back
  • The new thing in Christianity is not the doctrine that God saves sinners. No Jew would
    have denied that. It is the assertion ‘that God loves and saves them as sinners .’ ... This is the
    authentic and glorious doctrine of true Christianity in any age” (Hunter, pp. 40-41, emphasis his).



  • Jesus fasted in the desert...... so he was into fasting
    Isaiah 58 is all about fasting & Sabbath
  • Jesus fasted in the desert...... so he was into fasting
    Isaiah 58 is all about fasting & Sabbath
  • Jesus fasted in the desert...... so he was into fasting
    Isaiah 58 is all about fasting & Sabbath
  • 2 Samuel 23:8
  • 2 Samuel 23:8
  • 2 Samuel 23:8
  • Remedy to sin and suffering of the world

  • Remedy to sin and suffering of the world

  • Remedy to sin and suffering of the world

  • Remedy to sin and suffering of the world


  • Stirring up the pot again!!!
    Sabbath Issues Again
    Jesus got angry!!!!
    He couldn’t handle their hard hearts that valued rules over helping their neighbor


  • James & John = “sons of thunder”
    Matthew = Levi
    Brother is James, Son of Alpheus
    Families came to follow Jesus
  • Rich Mullens -- wrote “our God is an awesome God”
    You hear people say in the church, “I want to be used by God” .... does God really need you?
  • Rich Mullens -- wrote “our God is an awesome God”
    You hear people say in the church, “I want to be used by God” .... does God really need you?
  • Rich Mullens -- wrote “our God is an awesome God”
    You hear people say in the church, “I want to be used by God” .... does God really need you?
  • Rich Mullens -- wrote “our God is an awesome God”
    You hear people say in the church, “I want to be used by God” .... does God really need you?
  • Rich Mullens -- wrote “our God is an awesome God”
    You hear people say in the church, “I want to be used by God” .... does God really need you?
  • The religious elite attempted to credit the authority of Christ to Satan. (it’s gotten back to Jerusalem)
    Following Jesus is getting dangerous
  • Isaiah 49:24-25
    Strong man = Satan, but not the strongest
    Plundering the house = saving the children of God
  • in the presence of God’s grace in action, they have not only rejected it but
    ascribed it to the devil
  • when the Holy Spirit begins to work and testify to the living Christ in your heart, and you continually resist, there comes a point where your resisting is unforgivable. That happens when you can no longer repent.
    Anyone who is broken hearted over their rejection is not too far gone, and anyone asking honest questions is not lost
  • when the Holy Spirit begins to work and testify to the living Christ in your heart, and you continually resist, there comes a point where your resisting is unforgivable. That happens when you can no longer repent.
    Anyone who is broken hearted over their rejection is not too far gone, and anyone asking honest questions is not lost
  • They were seeking to get to Jesus before the legal leaders. They knew where this could go.
    Jesus’ own family doesn’t understand what he is here for, but is only thinking of his safety.
    The Christian life isn’t always safe?
  • The Love of God for us is huge
    NOTHING can keep God away from your life
    How high will you jump?
  • The Love of God for us is huge
    NOTHING can keep God away from your life
    How high will you jump?
  • The Love of God for us is huge
    NOTHING can keep God away from your life
    How high will you jump?

  • Marshall strikes a good balance when he says, “By this
    method of teaching in parables Jesus not only invited his audiences to penetrate below the surface and find the real meaning; at the same time he allowed them the opportunity—which many of them took of turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the real point at issue”

    Targums -- Message Remix

  • Often we must journey to Truth........ not just given to us
  • Often we must journey to Truth........ not just given to us










  • “Rebuke is the same used when casting out demons”
  • “Rebuke is the same used when casting out demons”
  • “Rebuke is the same used when casting out demons”

  • Gerasenes = Decapolis, 10 city circle in Northeast Jordan
    Gentile man possessed, and isolated
  • Gerasenes = Decapolis, 10 city circle in Northeast Jordan
    Gentile man possessed, and isolated
  • Gerasenes = Decapolis, 10 city circle in Northeast Jordan
    Gentile man possessed, and isolated
  • Gerasenes = Decapolis, 10 city circle in Northeast Jordan
    Gentile man possessed, and isolated
  • Gerasenes = Decapolis, 10 city circle in Northeast Jordan
    Gentile man possessed, and isolated
  • Gerasenes = Decapolis, 10 city circle in Northeast Jordan
    Gentile man possessed, and isolated
  • Torment of screaming and cutting himself..... was that for torment or for relief? (cutting today)

    Saying someone’s name was a way of gaining authority over a person

    Legion = 6000 (perhaps not literal, but avoidance of telling his name)

    Used current cultural phrasing -- demons know our culture...... great sociologists
  • 6000 into 2000 pigs
    They begged to be allowed to torment other life
  • 6000 into 2000 pigs
    They begged to be allowed to torment other life
  • 6000 into 2000 pigs
    They begged to be allowed to torment other life
  • 6000 into 2000 pigs
    They begged to be allowed to torment other life
  • The people wanted him to leave..... 2000 pigs dead, but they didn’t want him jailed or killed, showing they were amazed

    This man was the first evangelist to the Gentiles.
  • Either truly believed Jesus was the Messiah, or she was superstitious
    Tzitzit = tassles on end of prayer shawl
    Malachi 4:2 --But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
    Wings = Kanaf
  • Either truly believed Jesus was the Messiah, or she was superstitious
    Tzitzit = tassles on end of prayer shawl
    Malachi 4:2 --But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
    Wings = Kanaf
  • Either truly believed Jesus was the Messiah, or she was superstitious
    Tzitzit = tassles on end of prayer shawl
    Malachi 4:2 --But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
    Wings = Kanaf
  • Either truly believed Jesus was the Messiah, or she was superstitious
    Tzitzit = tassles on end of prayer shawl
    Malachi 4:2 --But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
    Wings = Kanaf
  • Peace & Wholeness -- completeness we all long for


  • Weeping and Wailing = professional mourners

    They laughed at him, showing they were not concerned about this distraught family

    Jesus took in only a few to witness this miracle










  • John Ortberg asked, how do you measure spiritual growth?

  • The Promise of God is to be with us always, and through us be the hope of Glory

    we are broken, and growing into wholeness, born suspicious of love,
    have to grow to trust God, because no one around us seems to be trustworthy

  • Astonished but in a skeptical way
    tekton = builder, mason, blue collar
    Not from nobility -- (royalty & wealth = buddha, Joseph Smith, Mohammed)
    Perception overrules information, & truth (we judge books by their cover)
  • Staff is a symbol of authority/shepherding
    This is probably where Mormons get their “go out in two” philosophy
  • Staff is a symbol of authority/shepherding
    This is probably where Mormons get their “go out in two” philosophy
  • Staff is a symbol of authority/shepherding
    This is probably where Mormons get their “go out in two” philosophy
  • His niece comes in dancing erotically
    “half his kingdom” -- doesn’t really have a kingdom, just a phrase of the day
    young girl looks to her mother (shows her age)
    If you follow Jesus, and share his kingdom on earth, you may not only be rejected & ridiculed, but you may meet a shameful/horrible death
  • His niece comes in dancing erotically
    “half his kingdom” -- doesn’t really have a kingdom, just a phrase of the day
    young girl looks to her mother (shows her age)
    If you follow Jesus, and share his kingdom on earth, you may not only be rejected & ridiculed, but you may meet a shameful/horrible death
  • daughter comes in dancing erotically
    “half his kingdom” -- doesn’t really have a kingdom, just a phrase of the day
    young girl looks to her mother (shows her age)
    If you follow Jesus, and share his kingdom on earth, you may not only be rejected & ridiculed, but you may meet a shameful/horrible death
  • daughter comes in dancing erotically
    “half his kingdom” -- doesn’t really have a kingdom, just a phrase of the day
    young girl looks to her mother (shows her age)
    If you follow Jesus, and share his kingdom on earth, you may not only be rejected & ridiculed, but you may meet a shameful/horrible death
  • daughter comes in dancing erotically
    “half his kingdom” -- doesn’t really have a kingdom, just a phrase of the day
    young girl looks to her mother (shows her age)
    If you follow Jesus, and share his kingdom on earth, you may not only be rejected & ridiculed, but you may meet a shameful/horrible death
  • Remember Mark was written to persecuted Christians..... encouragement/reality

    Only time in Mark are called APOSTLES (sent ones)
    Again, Jesus is teaching them to REST
  • “mutton farmers work to keep the sheep fenced in so they don’t run away.... farmer keeps his distance”
    Shepherds live with their sheep in the dirt, helps them back up when they fall -- PASTOR
    The jews complained of no meat in the desert
  • “mutton farmers work to keep the sheep fenced in so they don’t run away.... farmer keeps his distance”
    Shepherds live with their sheep in the dirt, helps them back up when they fall -- PASTOR
    The jews complained of no meat in the desert
  • “mutton farmers work to keep the sheep fenced in so they don’t run away.... farmer keeps his distance”
    Shepherds live with their sheep in the dirt, helps them back up when they fall -- PASTOR
    The jews complained of no meat in the desert
  • “mutton farmers work to keep the sheep fenced in so they don’t run away.... farmer keeps his distance”
    Shepherds live with their sheep in the dirt, helps them back up when they fall -- PASTOR
    The jews complained of no meat in the desert
  • Exodus 33:17
  • The last storm they encountered was rebuked.... created by demons

    “It is I” = I AM
    hard hearted = didn’t get that God provides and HE is with them

    Job 9:8 == “he trampled the waves of the sea”
  • The last storm they encountered was rebuked.... created by demons

    “It is I” = I AM
    hard hearted = didn’t get that God provides and HE is with them

    Job 9:8 == “he trampled the waves of the sea”




  • Age & status don’t matter in God’s economy..... he gives out the talent
    Do we trust that God has provided a shepherd
  • Age & status don’t matter in God’s economy..... he gives out the talent
    Do we trust that God has provided a shepherd
  • Age & status don’t matter in God’s economy..... he gives out the talent
    Do we trust that God has provided a shepherd
  • Age & status don’t matter in God’s economy..... he gives out the talent
    Do we trust that God has provided a shepherd

  • Commandment to Honor your parents gets ignored
    What other rules do we enforce that aren’t God’s commands (preferences aren’t a concern of God)
  • Commandment to Honor your parents gets ignored
    What other rules do we enforce that aren’t God’s commands (preferences aren’t a concern of God)
  • Commandment to Honor your parents gets ignored
    What other rules do we enforce that aren’t God’s commands (preferences aren’t a concern of God)
  • The Pharisees were great at outer rules, but could NEVER win at the internal
    God has not laid out these rules to hold us down, but to keep us free from ourselves.... Love of a father





  • Galileans despised people of Tyre
    Took the bread from the Galileans to feed the wealthy
    Gentiles were referred to as DOGS by the Jews
    Are Women/Gentiles unclean
    Is there room for her in the kingdom of God
  • Galileans despised people of Tyre
    Took the bread from the Galileans to feed the wealthy
    Gentiles were referred to as DOGS by the Jews
    Are Women/Gentiles unclean
    Is there room for her in the kingdom of God
  • Galileans despised people of Tyre
    Took the bread from the Galileans to feed the wealthy
    Gentiles were referred to as DOGS by the Jews
    Are Women/Gentiles unclean
    Is there room for her in the kingdom of God

  • Isaiah 35:5-6
  • Disciples still have their prejudices.. didn’t even consider it
    The Pharisees are asking for signs other than feeding Gentiles or providing bread..... THEY WANT A WARRIOR KING OVER THE GENTILES?
    Heart of an Oath Formula “so help me if I give you a sign”
    Poison of Disbelief
  • Disciples still have their prejudices.. didn’t even consider it
    The Pharisees are asking for signs other than feeding Gentiles or providing bread..... THEY WANT A WARRIOR KING OVER THE GENTILES?
    Heart of an Oath Formula “so help me if I give you a sign”
    Poison of Disbelief
  • Disciples still have their prejudices.. didn’t even consider it
    The Pharisees are asking for signs other than feeding Gentiles or providing bread..... THEY WANT A WARRIOR KING OVER THE GENTILES?
    Heart of an Oath Formula “so help me if I give you a sign”
    Poison of Disbelief
  • Disciples still have their prejudices.. didn’t even consider it
    The Pharisees are asking for signs other than feeding Gentiles or providing bread..... THEY WANT A WARRIOR KING OVER THE GENTILES?
    Heart of an Oath Formula “so help me if I give you a sign”
    Poison of Disbelief


  • Why a gradual healing?
    Metaphor for how the disciples are understanding who Jesus is

  • Hugely Pagan area
    Their responses were similar to everyone else
    But they still think of military Messiah
  • Hugely Pagan area
    Their responses were similar to everyone else
    But they still think of military Messiah
  • Hugely Pagan area
    Their responses were similar to everyone else
    But they still think of military Messiah



  • Deny themselves = submission on a totally different context of RELATIONSHIP and putting God’s story above our own
    A life together...... like marriage
    Suffering doesn’t go away....... it’s just shared

  • Jesus often limits who sees his glory

    Mount Herman

    Source of Jordan River, Spot where Abraham took Issaic to be sacrificed

    Site of 6 Days War Battle
  • On the 7th day (sabbath)
    Moses = intimacy with God --- Elijah = superman of OT
    Both obedient servants, both suffered, both rejected by people of God, both vindicated by God, both did not die
    Peter puts Jesus on same level as Moses and Elijah
    Tents = Peter thinks this is the spot for Messianic, military army to rise up (this is a spot of battle in the six-days war)

  • They DO eventually get it

    Disciples wanted to be great
    wanted to sit next to Jesus
    wanted power over demons

  • Disciples are trying to cast out this demon? Scribes happy to finally get one on them!!!
    Jesus takes command of the situation
    All is possible because God is so big, not that our faith is so big
    (hope is what we pray for, faith is what we cling to)
    Jesus is correcting them...... are you not praying? God is the source
  • Disciples are trying to cast out this demon? Scribes happy to finally get one on them!!!
    Jesus takes command of the situation
    All is possible because God is so big, not that our faith is so big
    (hope is what we pray for, faith is what we cling to)
    Jesus is correcting them...... are you not praying? God is the source
  • Disciples are trying to cast out this demon? Scribes happy to finally get one on them!!!
    Jesus takes command of the situation
    All is possible because God is so big, not that our faith is so big
    (hope is what we pray for, faith is what we cling to)
    Jesus is correcting them...... are you not praying? God is the source
  • Disciples are trying to cast out this demon? Scribes happy to finally get one on them!!!
    Jesus takes command of the situation
    All is possible because God is so big, not that our faith is so big
    (hope is what we pray for, faith is what we cling to)
    Jesus is correcting them...... are you not praying? God is the source
  • C.S. Lewis -- Mere Christianity
    “so heavenly minded, they’re no earthly good” -- not true
  • Jesus rejects the ideal of modern masculinity & one-up-man-ship
    Children = totally dependent on parents (the father)
    powerless, in the way, very easy to overlook
    what if we interviewed the inferiors instead of the superiors when we hired a pastor
  • No one is better than another...... no matter what degree, job, title, or experience
    Our humility is the key, and if we don’t have it....... we fail to grasp the kingdom
  • No one is better than another...... no matter what degree, job, title, or experience
    Our humility is the key, and if we don’t have it....... we fail to grasp the kingdom
  • No one is better than another...... no matter what degree, job, title, or experience
    Our humility is the key, and if we don’t have it....... we fail to grasp the kingdom
  • Knowledge can be dangerous.... WITHOUT HUMILITY!!
    As we grow in our relationship, others may not be on the same level..... and we can cause them to stumble
    Concerned about fragile faith, but not fragile egos
    Hyperbole = God is against self mutilation

  • Effective domain of God’s Will -- you’re little will is under God’s Perfect will
    Bring Your Kingdom in alignment with mine
    Gospel has been presented as Jesus died for my sin, now I get to go to heaven (like saying the summation of my whole house is my couch)

  • From beginning to end, the bible is the story of God redeeming ALL creation to himself
    Huge danger in the church is a bunch of people who think they are going to heaven, but don’t know Jesus
  • Isaiah 66: ---- Gehenna
    Salt and fire is about presenting your life as a living sacrifice to God ---- you are to be a pleasant seasoning of Good news, so spread the Shalom

    We often talk about the cost of being a disciple, but the cost of not following him is even greater..... the cost of restless sleep, of getting caught, of not knowing truth, of not knowing love, of not being comfortable in your own skin
  • Isaiah 66: ---- Gehenna
    Salt and fire is about presenting your life as a living sacrifice to God ---- you are to be a pleasant seasoning of Good news, so spread the Shalom

    We often talk about the cost of being a disciple, but the cost of not following him is even greater..... the cost of restless sleep, of getting caught, of not knowing truth, of not knowing love, of not being comfortable in your own skin

  • He’s in Judea, land ruled by Herod, who had John the baptist killed
    Takes them back to the garden, before the fall

  • Pharisees are in league with Herod.... who married his sister-in-law
    Deuteronomy 24:1-4 (law that protected the woman)
    Pharisees focused on “indecent” & “something” and made laws accordingly
    It was much easier to get divorced in biblical times... Just leave with no desire to come back
  • Pharisees are in league with Herod.... who married his sister-in-law
    Deuteronomy 24:1-4 (law that protected the woman)
    Pharisees focused on “indecent” & “something” and made laws accordingly
    It was much easier to get divorced in biblical times... Just leave with no desire to come back
  • Pharisees are in league with Herod.... who married his sister-in-law
    Deuteronomy 24:1-4 (law that protected the woman)
    Pharisees focused on “indecent” & “something” and made laws accordingly
    It was much easier to get divorced in biblical times... Just leave with no desire to come back
  • Pharisees are in league with Herod.... who married his sister-in-law
    Deuteronomy 24:1-4 (law that protected the woman)
    Pharisees focused on “indecent” & “something” and made laws accordingly
    It was much easier to get divorced in biblical times... Just leave with no desire to come back
  • You can never be truly emotionally detached from a former marriage

  • Again, Jesus corrects the disciples and their view towards the most vulnerable of humans
    Do we protect our children?
    Do we value children today? Do we value youth? Do we value those under 30?
  • Again, Jesus corrects the disciples and their view towards the most vulnerable of humans
    Do we protect our children?
    Do we value children today? Do we value youth? Do we value those under 30?
  • Again, Jesus corrects the disciples and their view towards the most vulnerable of humans
    Do we protect our children?
    Do we value children today? Do we value youth? Do we value those under 30?
  • Jesus isn’t saying that he isn’t God.... Jehovah’s Witnesses will use this
    Speaking to the ability of humanity to be good, which is impossible
  • He thought his goodness and rule following was good enough, but failed to realize that the rules only make you a decent human...... but do you put God first????
    In the end, you may accomplish fulfilling most of the ten commandments, but still go to Hell


  • It’s not wealth.... Solomon = Ecclesiastes
    Your security cannot be in money, but in God.
    Can you still believe when the world comes crashing down?
  • It’s not wealth.... Solomon = Ecclesiastes
    Your security cannot be in money, but in God.
    Can you still believe when the world comes crashing down?
  • It’s not wealth.... Solomon = Ecclesiastes
    Your security cannot be in money, but in God.
    Can you still believe when the world comes crashing down?
  • He predicts his death a third time, but again, they don’t hear what he’s saying
    He tells them of the suffering he is going to endure
  • Cup = wrath of God (Gethsemane Prayer asks God for the cup to pass before him)
  • Your hope for a King isn’t going to happen
    God is not in the business of sharing his power..... the story is about HIM, not you
    God has come as Jesus to serve, why would we ever think that POWER can be part of our lives as Christians.



  • Divorce and many other things break us, which hurts God due to his love for us
    He cares for those who don’t have a voice
    He wants us to love him more than our own agenda’s and our wealth
    Power is not the tool of Christ, and it must not be the tool of his church
  • Divorce and many other things break us, which hurts God due to his love for us
    He cares for those who don’t have a voice
    He wants us to love him more than our own agenda’s and our wealth
    Power is not the tool of Christ, and it must not be the tool of his church
  • Divorce and many other things break us, which hurts God due to his love for us
    He cares for those who don’t have a voice
    He wants us to love him more than our own agenda’s and our wealth
    Power is not the tool of Christ, and it must not be the tool of his church
  • Divorce and many other things break us, which hurts God due to his love for us
    He cares for those who don’t have a voice
    He wants us to love him more than our own agenda’s and our wealth
    Power is not the tool of Christ, and it must not be the tool of his church

  • “Behold, your King is coming to you…lowly and riding on a donkey [male], a colt, the foal of a donkey [female]” -- Zechariah 9:9

  • Hosanna = “O Save!!” = Save us, Save us Now!!, Saviour
    Hope for Davidic Kingdom ran high this time every year
  • The Picture of Messiah would be in the minds of all, especially at this time of Passover
    Hellel --- sung during the passover... and was sung at the last supper (psalm 118)
    They recognize who Jesus is

  • The Picture of Messiah would be in the minds of all, especially at this time of Passover
    Hellel --- sung during the passover... and was sung at the last supper (psalm 118)
    They recognize who Jesus is

  • The Picture of Messiah would be in the minds of all, especially at this time of Passover
    Hellel --- sung during the passover... and was sung at the last supper (psalm 118)
    They recognize who Jesus is

  • Jesus enters the temple when there aren’t many there
    He looks around, taking in the landscape of where the final battle of God’s word will ensue

  • The fig tree is symbolic of the religious elite
    Fig trees with leaves and no fruit don’t produce
  • The scene wasn’t so violent that a riot broke out.... more symbolic than Anger
    FOR ALL NATIONS (Isaiah 56)-- they have segregated the temple by race and gender, and don’t let in the unclean or the poor!!! The very people Jesus is gathering around himself, and says the kingdom is for them.
    Den of Robbers -- (Jer. 7:3) Jewish people were hiding in the temple, plotting like thieves, stealing God from the people seeking him
    It’s become a Jewish Holy club, not a dwelling place of God in the highest
  • Fruitlessness now, when the Messiah comes, means fruitlessness forever and it must be destroyed ... predicting the temple destruction
    The temple was on a mountain top........ “THIS MOUNTAIN” The temple mount will be moved from Zion... the system is destroyed
    The old will be destroyed, but the new temple is YOU..... holy sites don’t get you closer to God!!!!!!!

  • Again attempting to trap Jesus --- “What about John the Baptist?”
    Everyone knew John was a prophet
    He refuses to give them the time of day.... don’t answer critics!!!
    Isaiah 5
    Jesus is saying that the movement created by his bodily death, will be greater than the temple
  • Again attempting to trap Jesus --- “What about John the Baptist?”
    Everyone knew John was a prophet
    He refuses to give them the time of day.... don’t answer critics!!!
    Isaiah 5
    Jesus is saying that the movement created by his bodily death, will be greater than the temple
  • Again attempting to trap Jesus --- “What about John the Baptist?”
    Everyone knew John was a prophet
    He refuses to give them the time of day.... don’t answer critics!!!
    Isaiah 5
    Jesus is saying that the movement created by his bodily death, will be greater than the temple
  • Again attempting to trap Jesus --- “What about John the Baptist?”
    Everyone knew John was a prophet
    He refuses to give them the time of day.... don’t answer critics!!!
    Isaiah 5
    Jesus is saying that the movement created by his bodily death, will be greater than the temple
  • They flatter Jesus with false praise.... so disgusting!!!
    Denarius was the coin of payment
    You don’t seem to have a problem with it...... you carry Pagan money
  • They flatter Jesus with false praise.... so disgusting!!!
    Denarius was the coin of payment
    You don’t seem to have a problem with it...... you carry Pagan money
  • They flatter Jesus with false praise.... so disgusting!!!
    Denarius was the coin of payment
    You don’t seem to have a problem with it...... you carry Pagan money
  • Trust God over the economy........ Your father in heaven is bigger than all this $$$$$
  • Trust God over the economy........ Your father in heaven is bigger than all this $$$$$
  • Jesus is so smart and knows how to approach all these groups
    Knows that they won’t listen to anything outside of the first 5
    Exodus 3:6
  • Jesus is so smart and knows how to approach all these groups
    Knows that they won’t listen to anything outside of the first 5
    Exodus 3:6
  • Jesus is so smart and knows how to approach all these groups
    Knows that they won’t listen to anything outside of the first 5
    Exodus 3:6
  • Jesus is so smart and knows how to approach all these groups
    Knows that they won’t listen to anything outside of the first 5
    Exodus 3:6
  • Scribe is asking for the foundation of the law -- digging deep into the mind of Jesus
    Jesus compliments this scribe & he leaves satisfied (No Agenda!!!!)
    Purity of heart in questions is welcomed by Jesus
    Lord = Jehovah My lord = Jesus
    People of the day probably expected Scribes to act this way... Sound familiar????
  • Scribe is asking for the foundation of the law -- digging deep into the mind of Jesus
    Jesus compliments this scribe & he leaves satisfied (No Agenda!!!!)
    Purity of heart in questions is welcomed by Jesus
    Lord = Jehovah My lord = Jesus
    People of the day probably expected Scribes to act this way... Sound familiar????
  • Scribe is asking for the foundation of the law -- digging deep into the mind of Jesus
    Jesus compliments this scribe & he leaves satisfied (No Agenda!!!!)
    Purity of heart in questions is welcomed by Jesus
    Lord = Jehovah My lord = Jesus
    People of the day probably expected Scribes to act this way... Sound familiar????
  • Scribe is asking for the foundation of the law -- digging deep into the mind of Jesus
    Jesus compliments this scribe & he leaves satisfied (No Agenda!!!!)
    Purity of heart in questions is welcomed by Jesus
    Lord = Jehovah My lord = Jesus
    People of the day probably expected Scribes to act this way... Sound familiar????
  • Are you engaged in God’s Word???
    Bible 101 -- next week
  • Are you engaged in God’s Word???
    Bible 101 -- next week
  • Are you engaged in God’s Word???
    Bible 101 -- next week
  • Are you engaged in God’s Word???
    Bible 101 -- next week
  • Are you engaged in God’s Word???
    Bible 101 -- next week

  • What was Jesus just talking about? He doesn’t address her, and he knows her financial plight without talking to her
    She went unnoticed by the religious elite, and they apparently don’t know her situation
    How can you be a good neighbor without knowing people?
  • It’s very clear that Jesus is concerned about these two extremes and the danger of them both to the Kingdom
    We need to be living in the center, Trusting God always, No Matter what

  • It’s very clear that Jesus is concerned about these two extremes and the danger of them both to the Kingdom
    We need to be living in the center, Trusting God always, No Matter what

  • It’s very clear that Jesus is concerned about these two extremes and the danger of them both to the Kingdom
    We need to be living in the center, Trusting God always, No Matter what


  • historic premillennialism -- belief that Christ will return, end the reign of the antichrist, believers will be resurrected and rule with Christ for a millennia, followed by the final judgement, when a new earth is instituted
    amillennialism -- belief that rejects the idea of Christ reigning for a millennia on the earth, and states that all will be resurrected upon Christ’s return for judgement, and the righteous will be part of the new earth and the unbelievers will be cast into the lake of fire.
    dispensational premillennialism -- a recent theory, states that Jesus will rapture his church to heaven, then Israel is dealt with during a 7 year tribulation ended with the battle of Armageddon, where Christ will return with the raptured church to pass final judgement on the world. The wicked, satan and his demons will be thrown into the lake of fire and the new earth will be a reality. (the rapture is also debated to be pre, mid, and post tribulation)
    postmillennialism -- essentially, this view states that the church is the agent of change in the world, and through the preaching of the gospel, a millennia of peace will be a reality. After the earth is worthy of Christ’s return, he will come to inhabit.
  • Stones were essentially the size of 4-5 small houses
    Golden Vine was Continuously being added to



  • When??? How can be prepared????
    There are nineteen imperatives in vv.5-37. This makes it abundantly clear that the main purpose of the discourse is not to satisfy curiosity about the future but to give practical, ethical teaching. In this discourse Jesus combines eschatology with exhortation, with the emphasis on the latter. He is preparing his disciple—and beyond them the church—to live and to witness in a hostile world.
  • So that no one lead you astray!!!!!!
    Beginning birth pains are nothing compared to birth pain, but most moms will say they are worth it!!!
  • Not a recipe for getting Jesus to come back!!
    If you are going to follow me, you must be in it for the long haul
    Micah 7:5-7 -- 5 Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms; 6 for the son treats the father with contempt, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house. 7 But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
  • Speaking about the destruction of the temple!!
    He’s predicting the Roman pillage and destruction of the temple
    Apocolyptic literature is grand
    Exodus: 6 There shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there has never been, nor ever will be again. (you wouldn’t believe it)
  • 1 million Jews died
    Jews not allowed back into the land until Israel created
    They would have been living this while reading these words in Mark: (50-65ad.)
  • 1 million Jews died
    Jews not allowed back into the land until Israel created
    They would have been living this while reading these words in Mark: (50-65ad.)
  • 1 million Jews died
    Jews not allowed back into the land until Israel created
    They would have been living this while reading these words in Mark: (50-65ad.)
  • 1 million Jews died
    Jews not allowed back into the land until Israel created
    They would have been living this while reading these words in Mark: (50-65ad.)
  • 1 million Jews died
    Jews not allowed back into the land until Israel created
    They would have been living this while reading these words in Mark: (50-65ad.)
  • 1 million Jews died
    Jews not allowed back into the land until Israel created
    They would have been living this while reading these words in Mark: (50-65ad.)
  • Warning of false teaching and
  • This is the response of Creation to the coming of Jesus
    Daniel 7:13-14 13 I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. 14 And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.
    Jesus is coming to reign over all..... SERVE//ENDURE//LIVE
  • Typology: Old Testament prophecies often are about present, but applicable in the future
    Others also noted that it was easier for heaven and earth to pass than for God to forget his covenant or his words (e.g., Jer 31:35-37). Here Jesus speaks of his own words in the same manner.
    35 Thus says the Lord, who gives the sun for light by day and the fixed order of the moon and the stars for light by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the Lord of hosts is his name: 36 If this fixed order departs from before me, declares the Lord, then shall the offspring of Israel cease from being a nation before me forever. 37 Thus says the Lord: If the heavens above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth below can be explored, then I will cast off all the offspring of Israel for all that they have done, declares the Lord.
    (cryptic and unclear, with the focus is on the FACT that God is at work and we can trust him)
  • Expectation is that we should be ready, but not jumping like skittish little animals
    Hope = trust in God...... Not demanding signs wonders and answers
  • \"I hope daddy gets home early,\" means, \"I don't have any certainty that daddy will get home on time, I only desire that he does.\"
    \"Our hope is that Jim will arrive safely,\" means, \"We don't know if he will or not, but that is our desire.\"
  • \"I hope daddy gets home early,\" means, \"I don't have any certainty that daddy will get home on time, I only desire that he does.\"
    \"Our hope is that Jim will arrive safely,\" means, \"We don't know if he will or not, but that is our desire.\"
  • Faith == The promise of God’s covenant, of God’s love, of salvation, of Jesus himself, forever in the presence of God (We Trust God no matter what, and rest knowing he is good)
    Hope == Our prayers for future change, healing, action, (it may not be God’s will, but we trust anyway, out of our faith)
  • Faith == The promise of God’s covenant, of God’s love, of salvation, of Jesus himself, forever in the presence of God (We Trust God no matter what, and rest knowing he is good)
    Hope == Our prayers for future change, healing, action, (it may not be God’s will, but we trust anyway, out of our faith)


  • Today we call it Maundy Thursday...
    passover + feet washing + last supper + gethsemane prayer + arrest + trial
  • Today we call it Maundy Thursday...
    passover + feet washing + last supper + gethsemane prayer + arrest + trial
  • Today we call it Maundy Thursday...
    passover + feet washing + last supper + gethsemane prayer + arrest + trial
  • We know from John’s Gospel that this is Mary, sister of Martha & Lazarus
    Nard = perfume from a root in India .... 300 Denarii = $40,000 Today
  • That smell of a repentant woman’s thankful, changed heart would have been with Jesus throughout his trial, his torture, and his crucifixion
  • We aren’t sure why Judas did it? Was it for the money? (but he gives it back) Was it out of anger? Was it due to his Zealot background and Jesus not being the king he wanted?
    The leaders wanted the right moment to strike, to avoid a riot of Jesus’s followers
  • Women usually carry water jars not men.......
    Prophetic word or pre-planned by Jesus......
  • Da Vinci
    Maror and Chazeret; Two types of bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness and harshness of the slavery which the Jews endured in Ancient Egypt. For maror, many people use freshly grated horseradish or whole horseradish root. Chazeret is typically romaine lettuce, whose roots are bitter-tasting. Either the horseradish or romaine lettuce may be eaten in fulfillment of the mitzvah of eating bitter herbs during the Seder.
    Charoset; A sweet, brown, pebbly mixture, representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses of Egypt.
    Karpas; A vegetable other than bitter herbs, usually parsley but sometimes something such as celery or cooked potato, which is dipped into salt water (Ashkenazi custom), vinegar (Sephardi custom) or charoset (older custom, still common amongst Yemenite Jews) at the beginning of the Seder.
    Z'roa; A roasted shank bone, symbolizing the korban Pesach (Pesach sacrifice), which was a lamb offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and was then roasted and eaten as part of the meal on Seder night.
    Beitzah; A roasted egg, symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and was then eaten as part of the meal on Seder night.
  • Da Vinci
    Maror and Chazeret; Two types of bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness and harshness of the slavery which the Jews endured in Ancient Egypt. For maror, many people use freshly grated horseradish or whole horseradish root. Chazeret is typically romaine lettuce, whose roots are bitter-tasting. Either the horseradish or romaine lettuce may be eaten in fulfillment of the mitzvah of eating bitter herbs during the Seder.
    Charoset; A sweet, brown, pebbly mixture, representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses of Egypt.
    Karpas; A vegetable other than bitter herbs, usually parsley but sometimes something such as celery or cooked potato, which is dipped into salt water (Ashkenazi custom), vinegar (Sephardi custom) or charoset (older custom, still common amongst Yemenite Jews) at the beginning of the Seder.
    Z'roa; A roasted shank bone, symbolizing the korban Pesach (Pesach sacrifice), which was a lamb offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and was then roasted and eaten as part of the meal on Seder night.
    Beitzah; A roasted egg, symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and was then eaten as part of the meal on Seder night.
  • Da Vinci
    Maror and Chazeret; Two types of bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness and harshness of the slavery which the Jews endured in Ancient Egypt. For maror, many people use freshly grated horseradish or whole horseradish root. Chazeret is typically romaine lettuce, whose roots are bitter-tasting. Either the horseradish or romaine lettuce may be eaten in fulfillment of the mitzvah of eating bitter herbs during the Seder.
    Charoset; A sweet, brown, pebbly mixture, representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses of Egypt.
    Karpas; A vegetable other than bitter herbs, usually parsley but sometimes something such as celery or cooked potato, which is dipped into salt water (Ashkenazi custom), vinegar (Sephardi custom) or charoset (older custom, still common amongst Yemenite Jews) at the beginning of the Seder.
    Z'roa; A roasted shank bone, symbolizing the korban Pesach (Pesach sacrifice), which was a lamb offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and was then roasted and eaten as part of the meal on Seder night.
    Beitzah; A roasted egg, symbolizing the korban chagigah (festival sacrifice) that was offered in the Temple in Jerusalem and was then eaten as part of the meal on Seder night.
  • The Despair of the betrayer would be unbearable -- wished you weren’t born
  • Taking = God’s provision never ends
    Blood = sacrificial blood of forgiveness, as promised by God’s covenant
    1 Corinthians 11:24
    Communion is an early church institution, but it should be part of every meal we eat
  • Hallel -- Psalm 113-118
    The LORD is my strength and my song;
    he has become my salvation.
    Shouts of joy and victory
    resound in the tents of the righteous:
    “The LORD’S right hand has done mighty things!
    The LORD’S right hand is lifted high;
    the LORD’S right hand has done mighty things!”
    I will not die but live,
    and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
    (Ps 118:14-17)



  • Faith == The promise of God’s covenant, of God’s love, of salvation, of Jesus himself, forever in the presence of God (We Trust God no matter what, and rest knowing he is good)
    Hope == Our prayers for future change, healing, action, (it may not be God’s will, but we trust anyway, out of our faith)
  • Our kids are learning about Faith & Hope
    Abbie passed away last night
    Her liver and kidneys saved other kids lives
  • Our kids are learning about Faith & Hope
    Abbie passed away last night
    Her liver and kidneys saved other kids lives
  • Our kids are learning about Faith & Hope
    Abbie passed away last night
    Her liver and kidneys saved other kids lives
  • Faith == The promise of God’s covenant, of God’s love, of salvation, of Jesus himself, forever in the presence of God (We Trust God no matter what, and rest knowing he is good)
    Hope == Our prayers for future change, healing, action, (it may not be God’s will, but we trust anyway, out of our faith)
  • Faith == The promise of God’s covenant, of God’s love, of salvation, of Jesus himself, forever in the presence of God (We Trust God no matter what, and rest knowing he is good)
    Hope == Our prayers for future change, healing, action, (it may not be God’s will, but we trust anyway, out of our faith)
  • Judas led them in, what was the kiss for? -- hide his treachery, or did these people not know Jesus

  • John Mark



  • Jesus was silent throughout the proceedings
    The priest’s frustration is mounting, so he asks the big question..... Jesus answers boldly, sealing his fate








  • Jewish leaders didn’t have the power to execute
    We know from Josephus that Pilate was a brutal leader...... Jesus’ took away Pilates excuse, making him culpable as well
    Barabbas was a murderer of Romans... Robin Hood of the Jews
    Pilate was a nuetered leader, caring more about approval and appearance than what was right
  • Jewish leaders didn’t have the power to execute
    We know from Josephus that Pilate was a brutal leader...... Jesus’ took away Pilates excuse, making him culpable as well
    Barabbas was a murderer of Romans... Robin Hood of the Jews
    Pilate was a nuetered leader, caring more about approval and appearance than what was right
  • Jewish leaders didn’t have the power to execute
    We know from Josephus that Pilate was a brutal leader...... Jesus’ took away Pilates excuse, making him culpable as well
    Barabbas was a murderer of Romans... Robin Hood of the Jews
    Pilate was a nuetered leader, caring more about approval and appearance than what was right
  • Jewish leaders didn’t have the power to execute
    We know from Josephus that Pilate was a brutal leader...... Jesus’ took away Pilates excuse, making him culpable as well
    Barabbas was a murderer of Romans... Robin Hood of the Jews
    Pilate was a nuetered leader, caring more about approval and appearance than what was right

  • Purple Robe, Thorns, bowing down, all to humiliate...... brutality of prison (abu grabe)
    Sacrifice life for his people..... (no secret service)
    Suffering makes sense, because we are entering into HIS suffering.... fellowship of suffering
  • Purple Robe, Thorns, bowing down, all to humiliate...... brutality of prison (abu grabe)
    Sacrifice life for his people..... (no secret service)
    Suffering makes sense, because we are entering into HIS suffering.... fellowship of suffering
  • Purple Robe, Thorns, bowing down, all to humiliate...... brutality of prison (abu grabe)
    Sacrifice life for his people..... (no secret service)
    Suffering makes sense, because we are entering into HIS suffering.... fellowship of suffering
  • Next to main road so bodies would be a warning to others..... “king of the jews” a true statement, but killed anyway

  • Next to main road so bodies would be a warning to others..... “king of the jews” a true statement, but killed anyway
    “I don’t need your pitty” -- shows his strength even in his meekness
    3rd hour = 9am Noon = Darkness 6th hour = death
  • Next to main road so bodies would be a warning to others..... “king of the jews” a true statement, but killed anyway
    “I don’t need your pitty” -- shows his strength even in his meekness
    3rd hour = 9am Noon = Darkness 6th hour = death
  • Next to main road so bodies would be a warning to others..... “king of the jews” a true statement, but killed anyway
    “I don’t need your pitty” -- shows his strength even in his meekness
    3rd hour = 9am Noon = Darkness 6th hour = death
  • Next to main road so bodies would be a warning to others..... “king of the jews” a true statement, but killed anyway
    “I don’t need your pitty” -- shows his strength even in his meekness
    3rd hour = 9am Noon = Darkness 6th hour = death
  • Psalm 22:
    Lament = putting structure to our sorrow and calling out to God without leading to blasphemy
    Would be like American saying “O’ Say Can You See”
    Women were at a distance, watching.... sponsors of his ministry (female near but not others)
    Joseph of Arimathea -- council member boldly takes Jesus for burial
  • Psalm 22:
    Lament = putting structure to our sorrow and calling out to God without leading to blasphemy
    Would be like American saying “O’ Say Can You See”
    Women were at a distance, watching.... sponsors of his ministry (female near but not others)
    Joseph of Arimathea -- council member boldly takes Jesus for burial
  • Psalm 22:
    Lament = putting structure to our sorrow and calling out to God without leading to blasphemy
    Would be like American saying “O’ Say Can You See”
    Women were at a distance, watching.... sponsors of his ministry (female near but not others)
    Joseph of Arimathea -- council member boldly takes Jesus for burial
  • Psalm 22:
    Lament = putting structure to our sorrow and calling out to God without leading to blasphemy
    Would be like American saying “O’ Say Can You See”
    Women were at a distance, watching.... sponsors of his ministry (female near but not others)
    Joseph of Arimathea -- council member boldly takes Jesus for burial
  • Psalm 22:
    Lament = putting structure to our sorrow and calling out to God without leading to blasphemy
    Would be like American saying “O’ Say Can You See”
    Women were at a distance, watching.... sponsors of his ministry (female near but not others)
    Joseph of Arimathea -- council member boldly takes Jesus for burial
  • Psalm 22:
    Lament = putting structure to our sorrow and calling out to God without leading to blasphemy
    Would be like American saying “O’ Say Can You See”
    Women were at a distance, watching.... sponsors of his ministry (female near but not others)
    Joseph of Arimathea -- council member boldly takes Jesus for burial
  • They came after all had left and they could have access
    After the Sabbath = Sunday (sunrise)
    Go before you..... is an often used military term of a commander preparing the way....... preparing the Holy Spirit
    Meet in Galilee where it all began.... let’s be refreshed,
  • They came after all had left and they could have access
    After the Sabbath = Sunday (sunrise)
    Go before you..... is an often used military term of a commander preparing the way....... preparing the Holy Spirit
    Meet in Galilee where it all began.... let’s be refreshed,
  • They came after all had left and they could have access
    After the Sabbath = Sunday (sunrise)
    Go before you..... is an often used military term of a commander preparing the way....... preparing the Holy Spirit
    Meet in Galilee where it all began.... let’s be refreshed,
  • They came after all had left and they could have access
    After the Sabbath = Sunday (sunrise)
    Go before you..... is an often used military term of a commander preparing the way....... preparing the Holy Spirit
    Meet in Galilee where it all began.... let’s be refreshed,
  • We should listen to God more than Gossip
    We don’t endure, shallowly hoping for treasure in heaven...... we endure because Jesus was also on the wrong side of the whip ... (relationship)

  • We should listen to God more than Gossip
    We don’t endure, shallowly hoping for treasure in heaven...... we endure because Jesus was also on the wrong side of the whip ... (relationship)

  • We should listen to God more than Gossip
    We don’t endure, shallowly hoping for treasure in heaven...... we endure because Jesus was also on the wrong side of the whip ... (relationship)

  • We should listen to God more than Gossip
    We don’t endure, shallowly hoping for treasure in heaven...... we endure because Jesus was also on the wrong side of the whip ... (relationship)

  • We should listen to God more than Gossip
    We don’t endure, shallowly hoping for treasure in heaven...... we endure because Jesus was also on the wrong side of the whip ... (relationship)

Transcript

  • 1. Mark Serve//Endure//Live
  • 2. Mark Chapter 1
  • 3. Author: John Mark
  • 4. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow
  • 5. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass
  • 6. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years**
  • 7. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years** Eyewitness to Christ -- “the certain young
  • 8. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years** Eyewitness to Christ -- “the certain young man,” (Mark 14:51)
  • 9. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years** Eyewitness to Christ -- “the certain young man,” (Mark 14:51) Attendant of Paul & Barnabass (Acts 13:5)
  • 10. Author: John Mark Jewish Son of Mary -- Wealthy Jewish Widow Nephew of Barnabass **Close companion of Peter -- 12 years** Eyewitness to Christ -- “the certain young man,” (Mark 14:51) Attendant of Paul & Barnabass (Acts 13:5) With Barnabass on 2nd Journey (Acts 15:36)
  • 11. Key Themes of Mark
  • 12. Key Themes of Mark Suffering Servant
  • 13. Key Themes of Mark Suffering Servant Humanity & Servant Heart of Christ
  • 14. Key Themes of Mark Suffering Servant Humanity & Servant Heart of Christ Mark 10:45
  • 15. Key Themes of Mark Suffering Servant Humanity & Servant Heart of Christ Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
  • 16. 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
  • 17. Isaiah 40:9 1 The beginning of the gospelway of of A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the Jesus Christ, the the Lord; make straight Son desert a highwayAs it in the of God. 2 for our God. is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
  • 18. Isaiah 40:9 1 The beginning of the gospelway of of A voice cries: In the wilderness prepare the Jesus Christ, the the Lord; make straight Son desert a highwayAs it in the of God. 2 for our God. is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face,3:1 will prepare your Malachi who way, way before me. And the Lord whom you seek Behold,the voice of one crying prepare 3 I send my messenger, and he will in the the wilderness: come to his temple; and the the will suddenly Prepare the way of messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, Lord, makecomingpaths straight, his behold, he is
  • 19. 1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, 3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,
  • 20. 4 John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.
  • 21. John the Baptist
  • 22. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature
  • 23. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity
  • 24. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity God spoke in the wilderness
  • 25. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity God spoke in the wilderness John seemed similar to Elijah
  • 26. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity God spoke in the wilderness John seemed similar to Elijah Jordan River -- crossing to promised land
  • 27. John the Baptist Baptism is found in Inter-Testament Literature Rite of passage for Jewish Converts, and the Essenes adapted it to a rite of purity God spoke in the wilderness John seemed similar to Elijah Jordan River -- crossing to promised land
  • 28. 7 And he preached, saying, After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
  • 29. 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven,You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.
  • 30. Jesus enters the waters of baptism as an act of relating to those he is here to serve
  • 31. Jesus enters the waters of baptism as an act of relating to those he is here to serve In his purity, God the Father is pleased
  • 32. Jesus enters the waters of baptism as an act of relating to those he is here to serve In his purity, God the Father is pleased The descent is like a dove
  • 33. Jesus enters the waters of baptism as an act of relating to those he is here to serve In his purity, God the Father is pleased The descent is like a dove First time we encounter the Trinity
  • 34. 12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
  • 35. the good news is that the radical call to Christian discipleship is NOT a call to serve Jesus, but to be served by Jesus as we serve others, and to be ransomed by him from death.
  • 36. Service is Natural We don’t need a Messiah to realize that We don’t need another religious leader to say “follow me”
  • 37. Service is Natural We don’t need a Messiah to realize that We don’t need another religious leader to say “follow me” Jesus came to:
  • 38. Service is Natural We don’t need a Messiah to realize that We don’t need another religious leader to say “follow me” Jesus came to: 1. be the ransom for our sin
  • 39. Service is Natural We don’t need a Messiah to realize that We don’t need another religious leader to say “follow me” Jesus came to: 1. be the ransom for our sin II. serve his disciples, who must be humble like children and allow Christ to free us from guilt, death & hell
  • 40. Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
  • 41. He came to Serve
  • 42. He came to Serve So that we may Endure
  • 43. He came to Serve So that we may Endure And through Him, we Live
  • 44. Mark Chapter 1
  • 45. 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.
  • 46. 16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men. 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.
  • 47. 21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God. 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, Be silent, and come out of him! 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him.
  • 48. 27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him. 28 And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.
  • 49. Mark 1:29-34
  • 50. Mark 1:29-34 Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law
  • 51. Mark 1:29-34 Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law The entire city gathers for healing
  • 52. Mark 1:29-34 Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law The entire city gathers for healing Wouldn’t let demons speak
  • 53. Mark 1:35-39
  • 54. Mark 1:35-39 Went out to be alone and pray
  • 55. Mark 1:35-39 Went out to be alone and pray Simon, “everyone is looking for you”
  • 56. Mark 1:35-39 Went out to be alone and pray Simon, “everyone is looking for you” “I came to preach”
  • 57. Mark 1:40-45
  • 58. Mark 1:40-45 “I will, be clean” --- authority of God
  • 59. Mark 1:40-45 “I will, be clean” --- authority of God Tells him to be silent, but he isn’t
  • 60. Mark 1:40-45 “I will, be clean” --- authority of God Tells him to be silent, but he isn’t Jesus then had to seek desolate place
  • 61. Relevant to Us
  • 62. Relevant to Us We carry our sin & our past
  • 63. Relevant to Us We carry our sin & our past We let it cripple us
  • 64. Relevant to Us We carry our sin & our past We let it cripple us Listen to what God is saying
  • 65. Relevant to Us We carry our sin & our past We let it cripple us Listen to what God is saying Find a place of Solitude
  • 66. Relevant to Us We carry our sin & our past We let it cripple us Listen to what God is saying Find a place of Solitude Don’t wait for it, Do it
  • 67. Let Jesus serve you by wiping away the guilt, the shame, and then live a life of freedom, honoring God with all that you are
  • 68. Mark Chapter 2
  • 69. 1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. 3 And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. 4 And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. 5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, Son, your sins are forgiven.
  • 70. 6 Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts, 7 Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone? 8 And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, Why do you question these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,Your sins are forgiven, or to say, Rise, take up your bed and walk?
  • 71. 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins--he said to the paralytic-- 11 I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home. 12 And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying,We never saw anything like this!
  • 72. Forgiveness & Healing
  • 73. Forgiveness & Healing God’s word coming to fruition
  • 74. Forgiveness & Healing God’s word coming to fruition Authority of God to forgive sin as well as heal from sickness
  • 75. Forgiveness & Healing God’s word coming to fruition Authority of God to forgive sin as well as heal from sickness Church should be more like AA and less like a country club
  • 76. 13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, Follow me. And he rose and followed him. 15 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.
  • 77. 13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, Follow me. And he rose and followed him. 15 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.
  • 78. 13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, Follow me. And he rose and followed him. 15 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.
  • 79. 16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners? 17 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
  • 80. He Came for Sinners
  • 81. He Came for Sinners How would you react?
  • 82. He Came for Sinners How would you react? Why do we have church then?
  • 83. He Came for Sinners How would you react? Why do we have church then? Can you hear the sarcasm???
  • 84. Mark 2:18-22
  • 85. Mark 2:18-22 Fasting
  • 86. Mark 2:18-22 Fasting Purpose was to draw more near to God
  • 87. Mark 2:18-22 Fasting Purpose was to draw more near to God God is with them, so no need
  • 88. Mark 2:23-27
  • 89. Mark 2:23-27 Sabbath
  • 90. Mark 2:23-27 Sabbath A day made for man to rest
  • 91. Mark 2:23-27 Sabbath A day made for man to rest Jesus references David’s mighty men
  • 92. Our Response
  • 93. Our Response Christ came to be the Remedy
  • 94. Our Response Christ came to be the Remedy Are you attractive?
  • 95. Our Response Christ came to be the Remedy Are you attractive? Do the things you do honor God
  • 96. Our Response Christ came to be the Remedy Are you attractive? Do the things you do honor God What sin needs to be unveiled?
  • 97. Mark Chapter 3
  • 98. 1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2 And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man with the withered hand, Come here. 4 And he said to them, Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill? But they were silent. 5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, Stretch out your hand. He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
  • 99. Mark 3:7-12
  • 100. Mark 3:7-12 He withdrew again, but the crowd followed
  • 101. Mark 3:7-12 He withdrew again, but the crowd followed Sermon on the Mount/Boat
  • 102. 16 He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); 17 James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); 18 Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
  • 103. Called the ones he wanted
  • 104. Called the ones he wanted Who is really necessary in this story?
  • 105. Called the ones he wanted Who is really necessary in this story? Wants them to be his companions, and want them to witness what the king is like, and share it
  • 106. Called the ones he wanted Who is really necessary in this story? Wants them to be his companions, and want them to witness what the king is like, and share it
  • 107. 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, He is possessed by Beelzebul, and by the prince of demons he casts out the demons. 23 And he called them to him and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.
  • 108. 27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.
  • 109. 28 Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin-- 30 for they were saying, He has an unclean spirit.
  • 110. Blasphemy
  • 111. Blasphemy Matthew 12:32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
  • 112. Blasphemy Matthew 12:32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. You try to repent and you can't repent. You can't be genuinely sorry for your sin or turn away from it.
  • 113. 20 Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. 21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, He is out of his mind. 31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him,Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you. 33 And he answered them, Who are my mother and my brothers? 34 And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.
  • 114. Tonight
  • 115. Tonight Do you feel Wanted?
  • 116. Tonight Do you feel Wanted? Do you realize how big grace is?
  • 117. Tonight Do you feel Wanted? Do you realize how big grace is? In light of grace, are you ready for anything?
  • 118. Mark Chapter 4
  • 119. Chapter 4:10-12 And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, in so that “they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.”
  • 120. Why Parables?
  • 121. Why Parables? stimulate thinking
  • 122. Why Parables? stimulate thinking awaken their spiritual perception
  • 123. Lamp Under a Basket Mark 4:21-25
  • 124. Lamp Under a Basket Mark 4:21-25 Jesus = the lamp
  • 125. Lamp Under a Basket Mark 4:21-25 Jesus = the lamp Hidden for now, but revealed soon
  • 126. Growing Seed Mark 4:26-29
  • 127. Growing Seed Mark 4:26-29 The present hiddenness of the Kingdom will pass and its Glory revealed to all
  • 128. Growing Seed Mark 4:26-29 The present hiddenness of the Kingdom will pass and its Glory revealed to all It’s already in motion, just like the growing seed from it’s planting
  • 129. Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-34
  • 130. Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-34
  • 131. Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-34
  • 132. Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-34 Insignificant and week beginnings, but a day will come, when it will be great and powerful
  • 133. Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-34
  • 134. Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-34 Insignificant and week beginnings, but a day will come, when it will be great and powerful
  • 135. Jesus Calms the Storm Mark 4:35-41
  • 136. Jesus Calms the Storm Mark 4:35-41 They have witnessed so much
  • 137. Jesus Calms the Storm Mark 4:35-41 They have witnessed so much Again, Jesus is showing his authority
  • 138. Jesus Calms the Storm Mark 4:35-41 They have witnessed so much Again, Jesus is showing his authority Nature obeys its creator
  • 139. Mark Chapter 5
  • 140. Chapter 1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him.
  • 141. Chapter 1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him.
  • 142. Chapter 1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him.
  • 143. Chapter 1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him.
  • 144. Chapter 1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him.
  • 145. Chapter 1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. 3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, 4 for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him.
  • 146. 5 Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. 7 And crying out with a loud voice, he said, What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me. 8 For he was saying to him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit! 9 And Jesus asked him,What is your name? He replied, My name is Legion, for we are many.
  • 147. 10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12 and they begged him, saying, Send us to the pigs; let us enter them. 13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered the pigs, and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and were drowned in the sea.
  • 148. 10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12 and they begged him, saying, Send us to the pigs; let us enter them. 13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered the pigs, and the herd, numbering Spiritual Warfare about two thousand, rushed down the steep Mark Driscoll bank into the sea and were drowned in the Mars Hill Church sea. Washington Seattle, www.marshillchurch.org
  • 149. 10 And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. 11 Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, 12 and they begged him, saying, Send us to the pigs; let us enter them. 13 So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered the pigs, and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and were drowned in the sea.
  • 150. 17 And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region. 18 As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19 And he did not permit him but said to him, Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you. 20 And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.
  • 151. Woman with Issue of Blood
  • 152. Woman with Issue of Blood Suffered in isolation
  • 153. Woman with Issue of Blood Suffered in isolation Sought healing in garment of Jesus
  • 154. Woman with Issue of Blood Suffered in isolation Sought healing in garment of Jesus Healed on the spot
  • 155. Woman with Issue of Blood Suffered in isolation Sought healing in garment of Jesus Healed on the spot Jesus was not made unclean, again showing his authority
  • 156. Shalom
  • 157. Jairus & His Daughter
  • 158. Jairus & His Daughter Jairus was a prominent leader Sought Jesus for his healing ability
  • 159. 35 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said,Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further? 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not fear, only believe. 37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James
  • 160. 38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping. 40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was.
  • 161. 41 Taking her by the hand he said to her,Talitha cumi, which means, Little girl, I say to you, arise. 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43 And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
  • 162. What We Take Home
  • 163. What We Take Home Demons flee from Jesus
  • 164. What We Take Home Demons flee from Jesus Woman came to Jesus with knowledge of him as Messiah
  • 165. What We Take Home Demons flee from Jesus Woman came to Jesus with knowledge of him as Messiah Jairus came to him for healing, witnessed a miracle of resurrection
  • 166. Authority Over All Creation
  • 167. Authority Over All Creation sickness
  • 168. Authority Over All Creation sickness demons
  • 169. Authority Over All Creation sickness demons word
  • 170. Authority Over All Creation sickness demons word nature
  • 171. Authority Over All Creation sickness demons word nature death
  • 172. “I measure it on how anxious I am, and how irritable I get” --- Dallas Willard
  • 173. Jesus doesn’t belittle our pain, he enters into it
  • 174. Mark Chapter 6
  • 175. 1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household. 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.
  • 176. Sends Out the Twelve 6:7-13
  • 177. Sends Out the Twelve 6:7-13 Only take a staff with you
  • 178. Sends Out the Twelve 6:7-13 Only take a staff with you They’re practicum??
  • 179. Sends Out the Twelve 6:7-13 Only take a staff with you They’re practicum?? Jesus continues to minister
  • 180. Side Story with Herod 6:14-29
  • 181. Side Story with Herod 6:14-29 Backstory of John the Baptist
  • 182. Side Story with Herod 6:14-29 Backstory of John the Baptist Group of military men gathered
  • 183. Side Story with Herod 6:14-29 Backstory of John the Baptist Group of military men gathered Cared greatly about his reputation His lust makes Herod powerless
  • 184. 30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while. For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.
  • 185. Feeding 5000+ 6:34-44
  • 186. Feeding 5000+ 6:34-44 Heart of a shepherd
  • 187. Feeding 5000+ 6:34-44 Heart of a shepherd Not a mutton farmer
  • 188. Feeding 5000+ 6:34-44 Heart of a shepherd Not a mutton farmer Jesus’ provision of food = manna
  • 189. Feeding 5000+ 6:34-44 Heart of a shepherd Not a mutton farmer Jesus’ provision of food = manna God is provider of all, and he’s near
  • 190. 45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them,
  • 191. 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid. 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
  • 192. 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid. 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
  • 193. 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid. 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
  • 194. Another Crowd Greets Them 6:53-56
  • 195. Another Crowd Greets Them 6:53-56
  • 196. Another Crowd Greets Them 6:53-56
  • 197. Another Crowd Greets Them 6:53-56
  • 198. What We Take Home
  • 199. What We Take Home We shouldn’t presume/ignore God’s gifting
  • 200. What We Take Home We shouldn’t presume/ignore God’s gifting Our faith may involve pain
  • 201. What We Take Home We shouldn’t presume/ignore God’s gifting Our faith may involve pain Do we REALLY understand the loaves
  • 202. What We Take Home We shouldn’t presume/ignore God’s gifting Our faith may involve pain Do we REALLY understand the loaves Everyone gets wet, everyone gets fed
  • 203. Mark Chapters 7-8
  • 204. Tradition & Defilement 7:1-23
  • 205. Tradition & Defilement 7:1-23 Tradition of the Elders
  • 206. Tradition & Defilement 7:1-23 Tradition of the Elders Hypocrites ---- Corban
  • 207. Tradition & Defilement 7:1-23 Tradition of the Elders Hypocrites ---- Corban Unwashed hands may make you sick, but doesn’t make you unclean
  • 208. evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness
  • 209. Syrophoenician Woman 7:24-30
  • 210. Syrophoenician Woman 7:24-30 Upper class woman needs help
  • 211. Syrophoenician Woman 7:24-30 Upper class woman needs help Jesus calls her out for her lifestyle
  • 212. Syrophoenician Woman 7:24-30 Upper class woman needs help Jesus calls her out for her lifestyle His plan for Jew then Gentile
  • 213. Heals a Deaf & Mute Man 7:31-37
  • 214. Jesus Feeds 4000 8:1-21
  • 215. Jesus Feeds 4000 8:1-21 Feeding Gentiles this time
  • 216. Jesus Feeds 4000 8:1-21 Feeding Gentiles this time Same miracle of provision for all
  • 217. Jesus Feeds 4000 8:1-21 Feeding Gentiles this time Same miracle of provision for all Pharisees ask for a destructive sign!!!
  • 218. Jesus Feeds 4000 8:1-21 Feeding Gentiles this time Same miracle of provision for all Pharisees ask for a destructive sign!!! Jesus warns them about poison
  • 219. Heals a Blind Man at Bethsadia 8:22-26
  • 220. Jesus is the Messiah 8:27-30
  • 221. Jesus is the Messiah 8:27-30 Getting away to teach them
  • 222. Jesus is the Messiah 8:27-30 Getting away to teach them Peter “gets” it
  • 223. Jesus is the Messiah 8:27-30 Getting away to teach them Peter “gets” it Messiah has been promised since Genesis 3
  • 224. Jesus Predicts His Death 8:31-33
  • 225. Jesus Predicts His Death 8:31-33 But they still think of military Messiah
  • 226. Jesus Predicts His Death 8:31-33 But they still think of military Messiah Peter takes him aside
  • 227. Jesus Predicts His Death 8:31-33 But they still think of military Messiah Peter takes him aside Jesus lays into Peter for his wrong understanding of what is to come
  • 228. Way of the Cross 8:34-38
  • 229. Mark Chapter 9
  • 230. 2 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5 And Peter said to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah. 6 For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7 And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, This is my beloved Son; listen to him. 8 And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.
  • 231. Demon Possessed Boy 9:9-29
  • 232. Demon Possessed Boy 9:9-29 Disciples are arguing with the scribes
  • 233. Demon Possessed Boy 9:9-29 Disciples are arguing with the scribes IF I CAN!!
  • 234. Demon Possessed Boy 9:9-29 Disciples are arguing with the scribes IF I CAN!! Dangerous to think faith has anything to do with God’s power
  • 235. Demon Possessed Boy 9:9-29 Disciples are arguing with the scribes IF I CAN!! Dangerous to think faith has anything to do with God’s power They thought they had the power
  • 236. 33 And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, What were you discussing on the way? 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. 35 And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all. 36 And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, 37 Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.
  • 237. In My Name 9:38-41
  • 238. In My Name 9:38-41 Disciples are now worried about their inner circle
  • 239. In My Name 9:38-41 Disciples are now worried about their inner circle There will be many followers of Christ
  • 240. In My Name 9:38-41 Disciples are now worried about their inner circle There will be many followers of Christ Mark continually shows people outside the 12
  • 241. 42 Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.
  • 242. Kingdom of God is Near
  • 243. Kingdom of God is Near Christ wants to be Lord of our entire lives
  • 244. Kingdom of God is Near Christ wants to be Lord of our entire lives Pays for our sin, but also works out our brokenness
  • 245. Our Souls are Treasure to Christ
  • 246. Our Souls are Treasure to Christ What is keeping you from life and goodness? Not for guilt, but so you can bring it to God, and he can cut it off
  • 247. Mark Chapter 10
  • 248. 2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife? 3 He answered them, What did Moses command you? 4 They said, Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away. 5 And Jesus said to them, Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. 7 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.
  • 249. 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.
  • 250. Back to the Beginning 10:2-12
  • 251. Back to the Beginning 10:2-12 Pharisees are try to get Jesus executed
  • 252. Back to the Beginning 10:2-12 Pharisees are try to get Jesus executed The issue is about women’s rights (or lack of)
  • 253. Back to the Beginning 10:2-12 Pharisees are try to get Jesus executed The issue is about women’s rights (or lack of) Jesus points out that the question is flawed
  • 254. Back to the Beginning 10:2-12 Pharisees are try to get Jesus executed The issue is about women’s rights (or lack of) Jesus points out that the question is flawed How much they can get away with?
  • 255. 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.
  • 256. 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery. 1Corinthians 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
  • 257. Let the Children Come 10:13-16
  • 258. Let the Children Come 10:13-16
  • 259. Let the Children Come 10:13-16
  • 260. Let the Children Come 10:13-16
  • 261. 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother. 20 And he said to him, Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.
  • 262. 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him,You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
  • 263. 23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. 26 And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, Then who can be saved? 27 Jesus looked at them and said, With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.
  • 264. 28 Peter began to say to him, See, we have left everything and followed you. 29 Jesus said, Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
  • 265. Wealth Isn’t Bad Is It???
  • 266. Wealth Isn’t Bad Is It??? What does Jesus say?
  • 267. Wealth Isn’t Bad Is It??? What does Jesus say? Wealthy have a hard time, but with God, all things are possible.
  • 268. Wealth Isn’t Bad Is It??? What does Jesus say? Wealthy have a hard time, but with God, all things are possible. Wealth isn’t the evil, but not relying on God can lead to thinking that you have it all together
  • 269. 32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.
  • 270. 35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you. 36 And he said to them, What do you want me to do for you? 37 And they said to him, Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory. 38 Jesus said to them,You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized? 39 And they said to him, We are able. And Jesus said to them, The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.
  • 271. 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
  • 272. Don’t Be Silent Now 10:46-52
  • 273. Don’t Be Silent Now 10:46-52 Calls him Son of David = Messiah
  • 274. Don’t Be Silent Now 10:46-52 Calls him Son of David = Messiah The man follows him too
  • 275. Don’t Be Silent Now 10:46-52 Calls him Son of David = Messiah The man follows him too Jesus has demonstrated his authority for years, now he is beginning to walk the road to the cross
  • 276. God’s heart breaks for us
  • 277. God’s heart breaks for us He wants the best for us, ALWAYS
  • 278. God’s heart breaks for us He wants the best for us, ALWAYS We often don’t trust him
  • 279. God’s heart breaks for us He wants the best for us, ALWAYS We often don’t trust him And we don’t listen to him
  • 280. Mark Chapter 11&12
  • 281. 1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, Why are you doing this? say, The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately. 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, What are you doing, untying the colt? 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go.
  • 282. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!
  • 283. The Entry Into Jerusalem
  • 284. The Entry Into Jerusalem Jesus has now stepped into the epicenter of Jewish life
  • 285. The Entry Into Jerusalem Jesus has now stepped into the epicenter of Jewish life It is now time to fulfill what he came for
  • 286. The Entry Into Jerusalem Jesus has now stepped into the epicenter of Jewish life It is now time to fulfill what he came for His entry like royalty, stirred up a crowd
  • 287. 11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. 12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, May no one ever eat fruit from you again. And his disciples heard it.
  • 288. Judgement is Coming
  • 289. 12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. 13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, May no one ever eat fruit from you again. And his disciples heard it.
  • 290. 15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 16 And he would not allow anyone to carry anything through the temple. 17 And he was teaching them and saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? But you have made it a den of robbers. 18 And the chief priests and the scribes heard it and were seeking a way to destroy him, for they feared him, because all the crowd was astonished at his teaching.
  • 291. 20 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 And Peter remembered and said to him, Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered. 22 And Jesus answered them, Have faith in God. 23 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and thrown into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
  • 292. Jesus Has Wicked Kung Fu
  • 293. Priests, Scribes, & Elders 11:27-12:12
  • 294. Priests, Scribes, & Elders 11:27-12:12 “By what authority”
  • 295. Priests, Scribes, & Elders 11:27-12:12 “By what authority” Testing if they have eyes to see and ears to hear
  • 296. Priests, Scribes, & Elders 11:27-12:12 “By what authority” Testing if they have eyes to see and ears to hear Tells a parable of Jewish history, (whole OT)
  • 297. Priests, Scribes, & Elders 11:27-12:12 “By what authority” Testing if they have eyes to see and ears to hear Tells a parable of Jewish history, (whole OT) Again, Jesus shows great disdain for poor leadership and misrepresentation of God’s heart
  • 298. Pharisees & Herodians 12:13-17
  • 299. Pharisees & Herodians 12:13-17 Religious police & political police sent next
  • 300. Pharisees & Herodians 12:13-17 Religious police & political police sent next Imperial tax placed on the occupied
  • 301. Pharisees & Herodians 12:13-17 Religious police & political police sent next Imperial tax placed on the occupied They accusers have a coin, but Jesus didn’t..:)
  • 302. Pharisees & Herodians 12:13-17
  • 303. Pharisees & Herodians 12:13-17 Religious police & political police sent next Imperial tax placed on the occupied They accusers have a coin, but Jesus didn’t..:) You are the bearer of God’s image
  • 304. Sadducees 12:18-27
  • 305. Sadducees 12:18-27 Sadducees don’t believe in Resurrection or any other books outside of the Pentateuch/Torah
  • 306. Sadducees 12:18-27 Sadducees don’t believe in Resurrection or any other books outside of the Pentateuch/Torah Key verse of the Sadducees, used against them
  • 307. Sadducees 12:18-27 Sadducees don’t believe in Resurrection or any other books outside of the Pentateuch/Torah Key verse of the Sadducees, used against them It says “I am” not “I was”
  • 308. Sadducees 12:18-27 Sadducees don’t believe in Resurrection or any other books outside of the Pentateuch/Torah Key verse of the Sadducees, used against them It says “I am” not “I was” YOU ARE QUITE WRONG
  • 309. Scribes/Teachers of the Law 12:28-40
  • 310. Scribes/Teachers of the Law 12:28-40 Deuteronomy 6 -- The “Shema”
  • 311. Scribes/Teachers of the Law 12:28-40 Deuteronomy 6 -- The “Shema” Deeply relational -- To God and to each other
  • 312. Scribes/Teachers of the Law 12:28-40 Deuteronomy 6 -- The “Shema” Deeply relational -- To God and to each other Messiah is greater than David
  • 313. Scribes/Teachers of the Law 12:28-40 Deuteronomy 6 -- The “Shema” Deeply relational -- To God and to each other Messiah is greater than David Know any Pastors like Jesus is describing??
  • 314. Making The Word Real
  • 315. Making The Word Real We must be the fruit of God, not bad figs
  • 316. Making The Word Real We must be the fruit of God, not bad figs Our love of Christ is seen in our love of others
  • 317. Making The Word Real We must be the fruit of God, not bad figs Our love of Christ is seen in our love of others God is in bigger than our economy/country
  • 318. Making The Word Real We must be the fruit of God, not bad figs Our love of Christ is seen in our love of others God is in bigger than our economy/country What does God care about in You???
  • 319. Making The Word Real We must be the fruit of God, not bad figs Our love of Christ is seen in our love of others God is in bigger than our economy/country What does God care about in You??? Where is the spirit of God moving HERE?
  • 320. Mark Chapter 13
  • 321. 41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.
  • 322. End Times Camps
  • 323. End Times Camps Don’t Worry About It
  • 324. End Times Camps Don’t Worry Obsessed About It About It
  • 325. End Times Camps Don’t Worry Obsessed About It About It
  • 326. End Times Theories Historic Premillennialism Amillennialism Dispensational Premillennialism Postmillennialism
  • 327. 1 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings! 2 And Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.
  • 328. 1 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings! 2 And Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.
  • 329. 3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished? 5 And Jesus began to say to them, See that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in my name, saying, I am he! and they will lead many astray. 7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
  • 330. 9 But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
  • 331. 14 But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 15 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down, nor enter his house, to take anything out, 16 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 17 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 18 Pray that it may not happen in winter. 19 For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be.
  • 332. 20 And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days. 21 And then if anyone says to you, Look, here is the Christ! or Look, there he is! do not believe it. 22 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23 But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.
  • 333. 24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
  • 334. 28 From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 30 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
  • 335. 32 But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to stay awake. 35 Therefore stay awake--for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning-- 36 lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.
  • 336. Can you Trust God? Does Hope flow from that Trust?
  • 337. Faith = Our Confidence in the Word of God Hope = Faith in Future Tense
  • 338. 2 Peter 3:3-13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEaJASxVD2k
  • 339. Mark Chapter 14
  • 340. 1 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.
  • 341. 1 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people. They are plotting to kill him!!!!!
  • 342. 1 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people. They are plotting to kill him!!!!! Secretly!!!!
  • 343. 1 It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people. They are plotting to kill him!!!!! Secretly!!!! Knew they were wrong!!!!
  • 344. 3 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head. 4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, Why was the ointment wasted like that? 5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor. And they scolded her. 6 But Jesus said, Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
  • 345. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9 And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.
  • 346. 10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 11 And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.
  • 347. 12 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover? 13 And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14 and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples? 15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us. 16 And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
  • 348. 17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me. 19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, Is it I? 20 He said to them, It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.
  • 349. 22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, Take; this is my body. 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
  • 350. 26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27 And Jesus said to them, You will all fall away, for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. 28 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee. 29 Peter said to him, Even though they all fall away, I will not. 30 And Jesus said to him, Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times. 31 But he said emphatically, If I must die with you, I will not deny you. And they all said the same.
  • 351. Mark 14:32-42 32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, Sit here while I pray. 33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch. 35 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.
  • 352. 37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. 39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him. 41 And he came the third time and said to them, Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.
  • 353. Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.
  • 354. Faith = Our Confidence in the Word of God Hope = Faith in Future Tense
  • 355. 43 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard. 45 And when he came, he went up to him at once and said, Rabbi! And he kissed him. 46 And they laid hands on him and seized him. 47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus said to them, Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the Scriptures be fulfilled. 50 And they all left him and fled.
  • 356. 51 And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, 52 but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.
  • 357. Testimonies Deemed False 14:53-59
  • 358. Testimonies Deemed False 14:53-59 Met at the High Priest’s home
  • 359. Testimonies Deemed False 14:53-59 Met at the High Priest’s home Hired or persuaded false witnesses
  • 360. Testimonies Deemed False 14:53-59 Met at the High Priest’s home Hired or persuaded false witnesses Two testimonies must concur to be guilty
  • 361. 60 And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you? 61 But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? 62 And Jesus said, I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven. 63 And the high priest tore his garments and said, What further witnesses do we need?
  • 362. 64 You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision? And they all condemned him as deserving death. 65 And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, Prophesy! And the guards received him with blows.
  • 363. Peter Denies Jesus 14:66-72
  • 364. Peter Denies Jesus 14:66-72 Peter is waiting outside, but discovered
  • 365. Peter Denies Jesus 14:66-72 Peter is waiting outside, but discovered Denies his relationship with Jesus as he leaves
  • 366. Peter Denies Jesus 14:66-72 Peter is waiting outside, but discovered Denies his relationship with Jesus as he leaves He weeps, knowing that Jesus was right about him
  • 367. Worship should be out of our repentant hearts
  • 368. Worship should be out of our repentant hearts We must pray Christ-like prayers
  • 369. Worship should be out of our repentant hearts We must pray Christ-like prayers Be joyful that Jesus came to redeem us to Abba
  • 370. Mark Chapter 15-16
  • 371. Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15:1-15
  • 372. Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15:1-15 Jesus is taken to Pilate
  • 373. Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15:1-15 Jesus is taken to Pilate Jesus remains silent
  • 374. Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15:1-15 Jesus is taken to Pilate Jesus remains silent The crowd calls for Barabbas to be freed
  • 375. Jesus Delivered to Pilate 15:1-15 Jesus is taken to Pilate Jesus remains silent The crowd calls for Barabbas to be freed Pilate was a Coward
  • 376. Flagrum
  • 377. Flagrum
  • 378. Jesus Mocked 15:16-20
  • 379. Jesus Mocked 15:16-20 “King of the Jews” anointed with spit
  • 380. Jesus Mocked 15:16-20 “King of the Jews” anointed with spit Jesus is redefining Kingship as sacrifice
  • 381. Jesus Mocked 15:16-20 “King of the Jews” anointed with spit Jesus is redefining Kingship as sacrifice The weaving together of Glory & Suffering
  • 382. Jesus Crucified 15:21-32
  • 383. Jesus Crucified 15:21-32 Jesus caries his cross to Golgotha (place of a skull)
  • 384. Jesus Crucified 15:21-32
  • 385. Jesus Crucified 15:21-32 Jesus caries his cross to Golgotha (place of a skull)
  • 386. Jesus Crucified 15:21-32 Jesus caries his cross to Golgotha (place of a skull) Myrrh & wine offered -- narcotic
  • 387. Jesus Crucified 15:21-32 Jesus caries his cross to Golgotha (place of a skull) Myrrh & wine offered -- narcotic Nailed to a cross to suffocate
  • 388. Jesus Crucified 15:21-32 Jesus caries his cross to Golgotha (place of a skull) Myrrh & wine offered -- narcotic Nailed to a cross to suffocate Leaders again mock him (looking for a political Messiah)
  • 389. Jesus Death & Burial 15:33-47
  • 390. Jesus Death & Burial 15:33-47 Jesus has been on the cross for 6 hours
  • 391. Jesus Death & Burial 15:33-47 Jesus has been on the cross for 6 hours My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?
  • 392. Jesus Death & Burial 15:33-47 Jesus has been on the cross for 6 hours My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Curtain torn, breaks the divide between us and God
  • 393. Jesus Death & Burial 15:33-47 Jesus has been on the cross for 6 hours My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Curtain torn, breaks the divide between us and God
  • 394. Jesus Death & Burial 15:33-47 Jesus has been on the cross for 6 hours My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? Curtain torn, breaks the divide between us and God Centurion statement is amazing
  • 395. The Resurrection 16:1-8
  • 396. The Resurrection 16:1-8 Women came to honor Jesus
  • 397. The Resurrection 16:1-8 Women came to honor Jesus Young Man = Angel
  • 398. The Resurrection 16:1-8 Women came to honor Jesus Young Man = Angel “There You Will See” -- In Galilee
  • 399. The Resurrection 16:1-8 Women came to honor Jesus Young Man = Angel “There You Will See” -- In Galilee We are being pushed past “THE END”
  • 400. Christian Leaders Cannot Please Everyone
  • 401. Christian Leaders Cannot Please Everyone We Are Joined With Christ in Our Suffering
  • 402. Christian Leaders Cannot Please Everyone We Are Joined With Christ in Our Suffering We Are Called to Absorb the Evil Of the World
  • 403. Christian Leaders Cannot Please Everyone We Are Joined With Christ in Our Suffering We Are Called to Absorb the Evil Of the World Political Hopes Will Never be Found in Jesus
  • 404. Christian Leaders Cannot Please Everyone We Are Joined With Christ in Our Suffering We Are Called to Absorb the Evil Of the World Political Hopes Will Never be Found in Jesus God Has Come out of the Temple, to Be in Us