Jesus Blesses Little Children (Mark 10:13-16)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo6tv7rFVD0&feature=youtu.be Jesus Blesses Little Children: Mark 10:13-16 I.) The Grace of God In my study of this text, I discovered that many commentators do not take time to expound upon their understanding of this account. They acknowledge its existence and quickly move on to The Rich Young Ruler.[1] This is unfortunate, because before us reads …

Christ’s Call for Holiness (Mark 9:43-48)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJq0aM8oG74&feature=youtu.be Christ’s Call for Holiness (Mark 9:43-48) I.) Christ’s Call for Holiness This morning we will be continuing further into Jesus’ hyperbolic teachings with His disciples. Hyperbole being an exaggerated statement or claim that is not intended to be taken literally, but to emphasize a great truth. These portions do not condone ascetism, which is …

The Least Among You, Part I (Mark 9:33-37)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spoGXRFAF-o The Least Among You, Part I (Mark 9:33-37) I.) Think Highly of God, Lowly of Self Jesus’ lesson here is one of humility. Not only have the disciples ministered with faithless hearts, they have been found guilty of possessing proud ones as well. Afterall, if your faith does not rest in God it will ultimately be …

The Disciples Dilemma (Mark 9:14-29)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQMbhbPxEO4 The Disciples Dilemma (Mark 9:14-29) I.) Dangers of Serving Independently of God Truly, a horrific matter unfolds in this text about a man, his son, and Jesus’ disciples who are incapable of exercising the very authority given to them. A man comes to the disciples with his only “son, possessed with a spirit which makes …

The Necessity of Defining Jesus (Mark 9:9-13)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j4DsX97_1o The Necessity of Defining Jesus (Mark 9:9-13) I.) The Age Without Definition We currently find ourselves living within a time were definition means very little. True, we clearly see this in the secular world, but its deadliest form has manifested itself among the church. We must come to acknowledge we live in an age of the …