Mark 8:27-38; Psalm 32 Title Verse: Mark 8:34 Big Idea: The narrative of Jesus suffering – rejected, killed, risen – is to play out in the lives of his people as they die to self to live for God and is evident in both their words and works together. Sermon Outline: Have you ever heard […]
Psalm 110; Mark 12:35-44 Key Verse – Mark 12:38 Big idea: The teachers of the law love to be looked up to as great, but it’s Jesus in his self giving who’s truly great. God loves those who think the same way. Are you giving God a tokenistic show, or are you going all in? […]
Mark 12:13-27; Mark 12:28-34 Key verse: Mark 12:34b Big idea: In each of the three stories, people try to discredit Jesus but end up getting discredited themselves. If you reject Jesus, it isn’t because he’s lacking, it’s because you don’t want to admit your own deficiency.
Mark 11:27-12:12; Isaiah 5:1-7 Key Verse: Mark 12:10 Big idea: What authority does Jesus have? True authority that comes from God, not people. When Jesus is rejected, it only leads to greater glory through the resurrection. You need to follow Jesus!
Mark 11:1-11; Mark 11:12-25 Key Verse: Mark 11:13 Big idea: Jesus enters Jerusalem as the king of Israel, but when he gets there, he finds the people are faithless and fruitless. Jesus curses this empty religiosity and hints that true faith will come through a different temple. Do you trust in the new temple?
Mark 10: 35-45; Luke 22: 14-30 Key Verse: These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20: 31
Mark 10:32-52, Isaiah 50:1-9 Key verse: Mark 10:45 In his mercy, Jesus sacrifices himself for us so that we may have wholeness in him. Abusing his love to promote ourselves should be the last thing on our minds.
Bible Readings: Mark 9:42-10:12, Mark 10:13-31 Key verse: Mark 10:15 Big idea: It’s impossible to earn entry into God’s kingdom. It must be received in dependence on God’s grace. Are you living in total dependence on God?
Mark 9:30-37; Mark 9:38-41
Mark 9:2-29; Exodus 24:9-18