Ransomed and Redeemed on The Predetermined Cross (Mark 10:32-34)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcpKsPzoBLk I.) The Centrality of the Cross in Christ’s Ministry We come again to another portion where Jesus takes the Twelve aside and begins to “tell them what was going to happen to Him.” They were going to Jerusalem, and the disciples “were amazed, and those who followed were fearful.” Their amazement and fear are …

The Blessing of Losing Sight of Self (Mark 10:28-31)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yR3YsOuA5s The Blessings of Losing Sight of Self (Mark 10:28-31) I.) Self Must Die We will begin this morning by considering what the gospel demands of each of us. We will start here, because Jesus’ answer to Peter’s question reveals the blessings of losing sight of self. In other words, the reward for denying self for the …

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 …