Three Impossible Tests (Mark 12:13-34)

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 you live as one who belongs entirely to God, giving all your time, resources, talents, energies to Him? Do you find your highest pleasure and delight in God and in the things of God above all else, meaning......

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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)...

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True Greatness (Mark 9:30-50)

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!...

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Help Me, Lord! (Mark 9:14-29)

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)...

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