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The Gospel According To Jesus: Session #14 - Mark 3.13-19

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The Gospel According To Jesus: Session #14 - Mark 3.13-19

  1. 1. IT’LL BE ABOUT TAKING THE NEXT STEPA small step in the right direction will get you one step closer to yourdestination. It you refuse to stop taking those steps you will certainly getwhere you want to go.
  2. 2. IT’LL BE ABOUT TAKING THE NEXT STEPA small step of obedience to what God has said will be one step closer toGod’s sovereign destiny for your life. It will get you from NO experienceof the future to a further taste of God’s ultimate plan.
  3. 3. FROM NO PRAYER TO SOME PRAYER “I neverused to pray for the people in my spheres, but now Ipray for them by name.”FROM GENERAL SPORADIC PRAYER TOCONSISTENT PRAYER “I used to pray every now andagain, but now I pray specifically and regularly.”FROM NO CONNECTION TO ANY CONNECTION“I didn’t even speak to them but now I am looking forways of connecting.”
  4. 4. And from last week….. FROM “HIT AND HOPE” to “SUCH AS I HAVE… I GIVE…”What would be the next steptoward the fulfillment of God’srevealed purpose as far as youare concerned?
  5. 5. What DoesGod Want Us to Know? Mark 3:13- 19
  6. 6. 13 He went up to a mountain and called those hehad called to be with him and they came to him. 14And he appointed twelve whom he called apostles.They were to be associated with him in such a waythat he could send them out to preach. 15Theywere to have authority to heal and to cast outdemons. 16 And he chose the twelve. He added thename Peter to Simon 17and James the son ofZebedee and John, the brother of James. (He calledthem ‘Boanerges’ which means ‘sons of thunder.’)18and Andrew and Philip and Bartholomew andMatthew and Thomas and James the son ofAlphaeus and Thaddaeus and Simon the Zealot 19and Judas Iscariot who betrayed him.
  7. 7. READ, READ, TELLnCHECK, TELL,nCHECKWHAT HAVE WE BEEN TOLD?
  8. 8. HOW THIS CAME ABOUT1. He went from healingand casting out demonsby the Sea of Galilee inCapernaum up the side ofa mountain
  9. 9. HOW THIS CAME ABOUT2. When he got up on theside of the mountain hecalled some of those whofollowed him there tocome with him but for theothers to stay where theywere.
  10. 10. HOW THIS CAME ABOUT3. Out of that group heappointed twelve anddistinguished theirfunction by the word,“apostle.”
  11. 11. WE ARE GIVEN THE PURPOSE FOR THESE APOSTLES1. The twelve were to beconnected with him in a Aspecial way. A J A A
  12. 12. WE ARE GIVEN THE PURPOSE FOR THESE APOSTLES2. The condition of thisrelationship was that they Awould learn so that theycould learn in order to be Asent out. J A A
  13. 13. WE ARE GIVEN THE PURPOSE FOR THESE APOSTLES3. When they were sentout they would haveauthority to do threethings: a. Preach b. Heal sicknesses c. Cast out demons
  14. 14. WE ARE GIVEN SOME DETAILS ABOUT SOME OF THESE APOSTLES1. Simon got a new name: PETER (rocky)2. James and3. John were brothers and Jesus gave the nickname: “sons of thunder.” Their father’s name was Zebedee.4. Andrew5. Philip6. Bartholomew7. Matthew8. Thomas9. James whose father’s name was Alphaeus10. Thaddaeus11. Simon who was a Zealot12. Judas (‘dagger man’)
  15. 15. WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH US
  16. 16. WHAT IF….. ?1. MODELING the way discipleship happens2. Big ‘A’ is the beginning and small ‘a’ is the result3. BEING WITH - SO THAT4. GETTING AUTHORITY so that you can EXERCISE AUTHORITY a. Knowing how to proclaim the gospel b. Knowing how to heal sickness c. Knowing how to deal with spiritual opression
  17. 17. IT’LL BE ABOUT TAKING THE NEXT STEPA small step in the right direction will get you one step closer to yourdestination. It you refuse to stop taking those steps you will certainly getwhere you want to go.

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