Jesus’ enemies asked Him three ‘impossible’ questions intended to expose His faults and deficiencies. Should we pay taxes to Caesar? (Mark 12:13-17) How does marriage and remarriage work in the resurrection? (Mark 12:18-27) Of the 613 commandments in the OT, which is the greatest? (Mark 12:28-34) But Jesus answers them flawlessly, and then turns the questions to us: Do […]
Key Idea: Following Jesus may seem like a life-demanding investment, but it is the best one you can make in life.
Key Idea: Jesus is King, not You The Confrontation (11:27-28) The Counter (11:29-30) The Cowardice (11:31-33) The Condemnation (12:1-9) The Cornerstone (12:10-12)
Key Idea: Our expectations of God must be built upon what God has said. I. The King Comes to Jerusalem? II. The King Leaves Jerusalem?!
Retreat Recap Fear the Lord Trust the Lord
Key idea: We must find our life mission in Jesus’ mission, which was to glorify God by suffering, giving His life as a ransom for many. The Servant of Yahweh (10:32-34) The Servants of Self (10:35-40) The Servant of All (10:41-45)
Following Jesus means recognizing our need for Him.
Key idea: If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all. I. Who is the Greatest? (9:30-32) II. What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus? (9:33-37) III. What Does it Mean to Not Follow Jesus? (9:38-50) IV. Follow Jesus!
Key Idea: God has all power and all compassion to help you in your suffering. Do you believe Him? I. Help, I’m Suffering! (Mark 9:14-22) II. Help My Unbelief! (Mark 9:23-27) III. Help Me, Lord! (Mark 9:28-29)