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READ & READ                        SELF-DISCOVERYTELL’n’CHECK,                      getting your own revelation and taking...
Last week’s revelationMARK 2:18-22
18 Now the disciples of John and the Phariseesused to observe days of fasting. So some peoplecame to Jesus and asked, “Why...
Mark 2        What God has said•   Religious activities are really relationship activities    not stand alone religious ri...
3        P’ s  1. PLAN when and how you are going to do it2. PRACTICE doing whatever it is that qualifies as        a resp...
PRACTICE• There’s no substitute for it.• It is the initial expression of faith.• Seems boring and repetitious at first.• W...
HEBREWS 5
11 About this / we have muchto say, / and it is hard toexplain, /since you havebecome dull of hearing. / 12For though by t...
A                summaryof what God wants us to know  through Hebrews 5:11-14
1. We want to say much more about the   High Priesthood of Jesus and the   salvation he has accomplished for us2. We can’t...
4. People who hear but don’t practice are   like children – they never get beyond   the listening stage and need to   cont...
MARK 2:18-22
18 Now the disciples of John and the Phariseesused to observe days of fasting. So some peoplecame to Jesus and asked, “Why...
Mark 2        What God has said•   Religious activities are really relationship activities    not stand alone religious ri...
HOW and WHAT SHOULD           I   PRACTICE?• Valuing and recognizing his PRESENCE and fasting  when I lose the experience ...
3        P’ s  1. PLAN when and how you are going to do it2. PRACTICE doing whatever it is that qualifies as        a resp...
PRACTICE• There’s no substitute for it.• It is the initial expression of faith.• Seems boring and repetitious at first.• W...
theGOSPEL COVENANT   must have aGOSPEL LIFESTYLE
The Gospel According to Jesus - Session #10 Mark 2:18-22
The Gospel According to Jesus - Session #10 Mark 2:18-22
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The Gospel According to Jesus - Session #10 Mark 2:18-22

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The Gospel According to Jesus - Session #10 Mark 2:18-22

  1. 1. READ & READ SELF-DISCOVERYTELL’n’CHECK, getting your own revelation and takingTELL’n’CHECK responsibility for seeing it come to pass 3 QUESTIONS 1. WHAT has God made known? 2. WHAT IF this was fully happening? 3. TO DO what do I need to do about it? 3 P’s 1. PLAN what when and how you are going to do it 2. PRACTICE start right away to practice and then continue practicing 3. PRAY and ask God to do in you what the practice represents faith for.
  2. 2. Last week’s revelationMARK 2:18-22
  3. 3. 18 Now the disciples of John and the Phariseesused to observe days of fasting. So some peoplecame to Jesus and asked, “Why do John’sdisciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fastbut your disciples do not fast?” 19 Jesus said tothem, “Are the wedding guests able to fast whilethe bridegroom is with them? As long as thebridegroom is with them they are not able to fast.20 But the days will come when the bridegroom istaken away from them and then they will fast.” 21No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an oldgarment. If he does the patch will tear away fromit, the new from the old, and a worse tear will bemade. 22 And no one puts new wine into oldwineskins because the new wine will burst theskins and the wine will be spilt and the skinsdestroyed. New wine is to be put into new wineskins.”
  4. 4. Mark 2 What God has said• Religious activities are really relationship activities not stand alone religious rituals that earn some leverage with God.• Fasting or not fasting has to do with the experience of the presence of Jesus• We need to be careful lest we will only experience debased Old Testament practices rather than the life that flows from the gospel.• New covenant experience needs new covenant structures• We need to be able to discern between • DEBASED OLD familiar and comfortable but not new • REBADGED OLD posing as new but still based on old principles • GENUINE NEW creating and operating out of
  5. 5. 3 P’ s 1. PLAN when and how you are going to do it2. PRACTICE doing whatever it is that qualifies as a response to what God has said. 3. PRAY and ask God to do in you what the practice represents faith for.
  6. 6. PRACTICE• There’s no substitute for it.• It is the initial expression of faith.• Seems boring and repetitious at first.• Will enable you to get from no experience of God to experience of God.• Will enable you to gain confidence in what God can do through youHOW LONG IS IT SINCE GOD DID SOMETHING NEW THROUGH YOU?
  7. 7. HEBREWS 5
  8. 8. 11 About this / we have muchto say, / and it is hard toexplain, /since you havebecome dull of hearing. / 12For though by this time youyou need someone to teach you again / theought to be teachers, /basic principles of the oracles of God. / Youneed milk, / not solid food, / 13 for everyonewho lives on milk is unskilled in the word ofrighteousness, / since he is a child. / 14 Butsolid food is for the mature, / for those whohave their powers of discernment trained byconstant practice / to distinguish good fromevil. /
  9. 9. A summaryof what God wants us to know through Hebrews 5:11-14
  10. 10. 1. We want to say much more about the High Priesthood of Jesus and the salvation he has accomplished for us2. We can’t talk to you about it because you are still students who just listen rather than implementers who can train others.3. The reason for that is because you have become slack about implementing the revelation you have already received though practice.
  11. 11. 4. People who hear but don’t practice are like children – they never get beyond the listening stage and need to continually be being instructed in basics.5. People remain spiritually immature because they never put into practice the revelation they have received they just keep on listening.6. There is only one thing that separates childish from mature: that is PRACTICE.7. Mature people experience the difference between what God wants and ANYTHING ELSE simply because they
  12. 12. MARK 2:18-22
  13. 13. 18 Now the disciples of John and the Phariseesused to observe days of fasting. So some peoplecame to Jesus and asked, “Why do John’sdisciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fastbut your disciples do not fast?” 19 Jesus said tothem, “Are the wedding guests able to fast whilethe bridegroom is with them? As long as thebridegroom is with them they are not able to fast.20 But the days will come when the bridegroom istaken away from them and then they will fast.” 21No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an oldgarment. If he does the patch will tear away fromit, the new from the old, and a worse tear will bemade. 22 And no one puts new wine into oldwineskins because the new wine will burst theskins and the wine will be spilt and the skinsdestroyed. New wine is to be put into new wineskins.”
  14. 14. Mark 2 What God has said• Religious activities are really relationship activities not stand alone religious rituals that earn some leverage with God.• Fasting or not fasting has to do with the experience of the presence of Jesus• We need to be careful lest we will only experience debased Old Testament practices rather than the life that flows from the gospel.• New covenant experience needs new covenant structures• We need to be able to discern between • DEBASED OLD familiar and comfortable but not new • REBADGED OLD posing as new but still based on old principles • GENUINE NEW creating and operating out of
  15. 15. HOW and WHAT SHOULD I PRACTICE?• Valuing and recognizing his PRESENCE and fasting when I lose the experience of his presence.• Building spiritual activities around relationship with Jesus e.g. Bible study and prayer.• If I find that my lifestyle does not reflect the gospel I will make changes and practice what I am not doing until it becomes a valued part of my lifestyle.• Seeking transformation where I have been relying on simply trying to do the right thing.
  16. 16. 3 P’ s 1. PLAN when and how you are going to do it2. PRACTICE doing whatever it is that qualifies as a response to what God has said. 3. PRAY and ask God to do in you what the practice represents faith for.
  17. 17. PRACTICE• There’s no substitute for it.• It is the initial expression of faith.• Seems boring and repetitious at first.• Will enable you to get from no experience of God to experience of God.• Will enable you to gain confidence in what God can do through youHOW LONG IS IT SINCE GOD DID SOMETHING NEW THROUGH YOU?
  18. 18. theGOSPEL COVENANT must have aGOSPEL LIFESTYLE

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