Who Is This Jesus? Jesus is Faithful

As Mark continues his gospel, what becomes clear in 14:26-72 is the contrast between the person of Jesus and His followers.  Jesus is faithful while His followers are anything but.  What is clearly an emphasis of Mark is this truth: Jesus is faithful in all things.  Looking at this, these two...

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Who Is This Jesus? God’s Perfect Plan

We have spent 6 months working through the Gospel of Mark.  But all that Mark writes about leads to the final three chapters and the Passion Narrative.  It’s here that we see the climax not only of the book of Mark, but the Bible as a whole.  The entire Old...

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Who Is This Jesus? Faithful Perseverance

As we continue to press through the gospel of Mark, we come to a passage where Jesus speaks candidly with His disciples about the destruction of the temple and His eventual return.  This tension that is created in this leads us to this truth: Faithful perseverance moves us to a readiness...

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Who Is This Jesus? Who’s in Charge?

Who’s in charge of your life?  That may seem like an odd question, but who is ultimately in charge of your life?  The authority Jesus has in my life, will determine my response to Him all things.  To the degree that Jesus is in control of my life is the...

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Who Is This Jesus? Biblical Marriage

This past Sunday in Mark, Jesus was tested by the religious leaders on a very important issue: divorce.  Now the text makes it clear that their intention was not a legitimate desire to learn, but to test Jesus.  However, in this exchange, Jesus does not focus His attention on divorce....

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Who Is This Jesus? True Discipleship

When you think of greatness, what comes to your mind? Maybe you think of world class athlete, musician or artist. Maybe you think of someone who has been really successful in business. Maybe you think of a family that seems to have it all together. What we saw in Mark...

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Who Is This Jesus? Come After Me

As we return to the book of Mark and we begin working through the second half, we see that Mark’s emphasis shifts from identifying Jesus as the Savior, to pointing us toward the type of Savior that Jesus is.  Namely, He is a suffering Savior, who calls His followers to...

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