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: 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: 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)