“WHAT DOES IT COST?” Mark 6: 14-29

“WHAT DOES IT COST?” Mark 6: 14-29

 

Obeying God requires total dedication in righteousness.

  1. The Cost of Righteousness for J______ the Baptist.
    1. Mark has been detailing the M____________ of Jesus.
      1. Jesus had just sent His D______________ out.
      2. With all of the M_____________, questions were being asked.
    2. Flashback from the P______ regarding John the Baptist.
      1. Not concerned about having P_________________.
      2. John was B______ under miraculous conditions. Luke 1:26
      3. Preacher of R______________; he condemned sinful conduct.
      4. King Herod’s W_____ hated John.
      5. John was B_____________ because of his stand for righteousness.
  2. The Cost of Righteousness for Other S____________ of God.
    1. L______________ account of Jesus preparing His men. Matthew 10
    2. Death of J_____ – Acts 12. Church tradition – all apostles except John.
    3. Hebrews 11 lists several H_________ of Faith. Hebrews 11:37-40
  3.  L________ In Righteousness Will Cost Us Something Today.
    1. We Are Each Using Up OurL______.
      1. We celebrated T_________________… thank God for EVERYTHING?
      2. I Thessalonians 5:18
      3. We can choose to W______ our life on this world, or,
      4. We can choose to S_______________ for Christ.
      5. Special Christmas O____________ for repairing the Youth Building.
    2. Jesus warns; count the C_____ of being His servant. Luke 14:25-33
    3. The C_______ – a tool of death and slow torture.
    4. Jesus L________ us so much…

“REJECTION OR ACCEPTANCE” Mark 6:1-13

“REJECTION OR ACCEPTANCE” Mark 6:1-13

“REJECTION OR ACCEPTANCE” Mark 6:1-13

  1. THE REJECTION AND A_________________ OF JESUS.
    1. The Nazarenes are A________________ by the teaching of Jesus.
      1. Jesus is teaching with W_________.
      2. How did Jesus learn to do M______________ as a carpenter?
    2. The Jews take O__________ at Jesus.
      1. “Jesus, You were B_______ to a carpenter.”
      2. “Your mother is Mary & your four B______________are here.”
      3. An A_________________ reference: Joseph is not mentioned!
      4. His family even thought He was C_________. Mark 3:21f
    3. Jesus R_________________ to their rejection and scorn.
      1. Identifies Himself as a Prophet.
      2. Without belief, Jesus didn’t perform a major miracle.
      3. Jesus wondered at their unbelief.
      4. Jesus left Nazareth.                           John 19:25f
  2. THE REJECTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE D________________.
    1. Jesus sent His disciples in G_____ hands to tell t/ Gospel.
      1. Jesus divided them into P_____.
      2. Jesus gave the Disciples P_________ to cast out unclean spirits.
      3. No extra S____________ were taken.
    2. The A________________ was clear.
      1. Stay at the first home.
      2. Preach the message.
      3. Expect some rejection!
      4. Leave those who reject your message.
    3. The R_____________ of the Disciples’ obedience.
      1. God took care of all of needs.
      2. The message spread faster.
      3. Numerous people were FREED from demonic control.
      4. The sick were healed.                         Luke 10:2, 16

“HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS” Mark 5:21-43

“HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS” Mark 5:21-43

“HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS” Mark 5:21-43

There is Hope for the Hopeless through belief in Christ!

  1. JESUS CAME TO S______ DESPERATE PEOPLE.
    1. Mark 4 – desperate disciples during a S______ on the sea.
    2. Mark 5 – the D_________ world controlling the eastern shores.
    3. Jesus is W___________ back to Galilee. Jairus desperately begs.
    4. A D­­___________woman forces her way through the crowd.
    5. T________ is announced. The daughter has died.
  2. JESUS IS MORE P____________ THAN THE GREATEST NEED!
    1. The power of Jesus over N_________.
    2. The power of Jesus over D_______.
    3. The instant H_________ of the woman. The Almighty knows every detail.
    4. The original mission is R________. The Creator is present!
  3. JESUS IS THE ONLY H_____ FOR A HOPELESS WORLD.
    1. Jesus is the only One G_______ than all. Colossians 1:12-20
    2. The world is under the control of S____. Ephesians 6:10-13
    3. We have reviewed the record of His V_________.
    4. Jesus is the W___, & the T_____, and the L____. John 14:6

“REACTIONS” Mark 5:1-20

“REACTIONS” Mark 5:1-20

When God reveals His desires to us, we will choose to either evade or pursue righteousness.

  1. REACTIONS OF THE D__________. Vs. 1-10
    1. The demon possessed man D____________ the shores.
    2. The demon F_______ Jesus with GREAT Reverence.
    3. The demon acknowledged the A_____________ of Jesus.
    4. Jesus demands the demon’s N________ …“Legion.”
    5. The demons immediately O_____
  2. REACTIONS OF THE S__________. V. 11-13
    1. The demons asked P______________ from the Lord.
    2. God placed man over this creation… including animals.
    3. Satan is the DESTROYER who seeks to kill and destroy.
    4. Don’t be D_____________ by Satan or the powers of evil.                                                                         II Corinthians 11:13-15; Matthew 24:23-28
  3. REACTIONS OF THE C_______________. Vs. 14-17
    1. The news from the pig herders A____________ the villagers.
    2. The locals gathered around Jesus with C___________ ….
    3. FEAR gripped the hearts of the villagers.
    4. The locals R______________ the Lord of Life.
  4. REACTION OF THE MAN SET F______. Vs. 18-20
    1. The man was now S_____________ at the feet of the Master.
    2. The healed man H______________ and thirsted for more.
    3. The man L______________ to the directions of Jesus.
    4. The man O_____________ the directions of Jesus.                                                                              Matthew 18:20; John 14-16; Matthew 28:20

Are you a paralyzed or energized believer of Jesus? We are either FOR Him or AGAINST Him. There is no middle ground.

“DOES JESUS CARE?” Mark 4:35-41

“DOES JESUS CARE?” Mark 4:35-41

Psalm 127:3

  1. Jesus Cares About Our P___________
    1. Four disciples knew the D________ effects of this lake.
    2. Jesus is sound A________ in the back of the boat.
    3. The disciples wake Jesus and C_____________ His concern.
    4. The C____________ calmed the storm and saved their lives. Psalm 23; 111:4-6
    5. God knows our N______ before we ask Him. Matthew 6:8
  2. Jesus Cares About Our S_____________
    1. Jesus came to seek and S______ all who are lost in sin.
    2. All people are I____________. Matthew 11:28-30
    3. Jesus challenges the weakness of F________ in His disciples.
    4. The disciples had a front seat to see the P_______ of Jesus.
  3. Jesus Cares About Our E_____________ Need for Life.
    1. God loves all of H_____________. I Peter 1:20
    2. God created people to have F____________ with Him. John 3:16
    3. Jesus came to give all people abundant L_____. John 10:10
    4. Jesus became our S_____________, dying in our place.

God’s word repeatedly reassures us that He cares about every person’s life!

“BROADCASTING” Mark 4:1-20

“BROADCASTING” Mark 4:1-20

  1. The Parable of the Sower and the S_________.
    1. The Sower and the seed remain C____________ without change.
    2. Differences are presented in the types of S______
    3. The following verses reveal, there was C___________________, even with the Apostles.
  2. Jesus E____________ the meaning of His parable. (V. 14-20)
    1. Jesus gave a D______________ to the key parts of His illustration.
    2. An analysis of the S________. II Timothy 3:16a
    3. An analysis of the S__________.
    4. An analysis of the S_______.
  3. EVALUATE WHICH S_________ YOU ARE MOST LIKE.
    1. You might F______ people about your service, but not God.
    2. Get I________________ using your God-given talents.
    3. Carefully J____________ your own standing in Christ. Matthew 7:21; John 15:8

“APPOINTED TO GOD’S WORK” Mark 3:13-19

“APPOINTED TO GOD’S WORK” Mark 3:13-19

“APPOINTED TO GOD’S WORK” Mark 3:13-19

Are we serving God as a “go-fer,” extra hand, skilled labor or manager?

  1. JESUS H_____-P__________ HIS REPRESENTATIVES. (V.13-14a)
    1. Jesus Calls Only Those Whom He W________.        John 3:16f            Romans 3:23
    2. Jesus P____________ Those Who Will Follow Him.
    3. Jesus E_____________ Those Who Will Obey Him.
  2. JESUS C___________________ HIS APOSTLES. (V.14b-19)
      1. Jesus will send the apostles on a T_______ Mark 6:6f
      2. Jesus gave them the H____ S_______ to complete their mission.
      3. The apostles were to D_______ totally upon God.
  3. JESUS STILL CALLS, EMPOWERS & COMMISSIONS S__________
    1. Salvation’s D_______ is still open to all believers in Christ.
    2. The Holy Spirit still gives P_________ to believers of Jesus.  Romans 8:28-31
    3. True C______________ use their Time, Talent & Treasure to honor their Redeemer. Ephesians 2:10

Just as the apostles were given righteous work to do, every believer today is given good work to tackle and finish. Our work centers on telling others of freedom from sin and eternal life through Christ.

Let’s all be faithful servants of Jesus!

“THE UNCONVENTIONAL CHRIST” Mark 2:1-28

“THE UNCONVENTIONAL CHRIST” Mark 2:1-28

“THE UNCONVENTIONAL CHRIST” Mark 2:1-28

  1. JESUS IS THE UNCONVENTIONAL H____________.
    1. Jesus healed F__________ (V.2)
    2. Jesus healed the S_______ of People. (V.5)                                                                                  Romans 3:23                     Mark 8:36
    3. Jesus healed P___________ Ailments of People. (V.9)
      1. Jesus used unconventional M____________ to heal.                                                        Mark 1:41; 7:33; 8:23; John 9:6
      2. Jesus patiently sits in a…
  2. JESUS IS THE UNCONVENTIONAL L___________. (V. 13-14)
    1. Jesus leads V_______________, though He is Lord of All.
    2. Jesus Leads the C___________ to Righteousness.
    3. God is faithful to T_____________ the heart of any person.
  3. JESUS IS THE UNCONVENTIONAL F___________. (V. 16-17)
    1. God’s Law commands H_____________ in His people. Exodus 34
    2. Man-made R____________ had been added to the law – 14 centuries.
    3. Jesus came to redeem every P___________ in the world. John 3:16
    4. Jesus accepted sinners who F______________
  4. JESUS IS THE UNCONVENTIONAL D__________________.
    1. (V. 19-20) Jesus did not call people to keep T________________.
    2. Christians are not saved by keeping Mosaic L______. 3:22-29
    3. Jesus DID instruct His followers to FAST. Matthew 6:16-18
    4. Christians have D________ to sin; are living for God. Romans 6:3f
  5. JESUS IS THE UNCONVENTIONAL L__________. (V. 23-24)
    1. Man-made laws enforced E____________ restrictions. Deut. 23:24-25
    2. Exodus 23:12 = The Sabbath was for people to R____________
    3. Matthew 12:5-7 The P____________ “break the Sabbath” for God.
    4. Jesus claims to be L_________ of the Sabbath.                                                                                  We must be Unconventional Christians serving the Unconventional Lord.

“THE CRY FOR HELP” Mark 1:40-45

“THE CRY FOR HELP” Mark 1:40-45

People are dying in their sin, but we have the cure – Jesus!

  1. The Cry for Help in the F_______
    1. The M___________ challenge… no drug stores. (Vs. 32 & 34)
    2. God’s L_____ includes Health Rules.
    3. The most dreaded disease was L____________.
      1. He was CONTAMINATED.
      2. He was CORRUPTED.
      3. Leviticus 13-14. But all still died from the curse of sin.
    4. Jesus H__________ the desperate man (V.41-43) with caring love, compassion, conviction, and command.
    5. What were the R________ of this encounter with Jesus? The leper received respect, was healed & commissioned, but disobeyed Jesus.
  2. The Cry for Help Must Be Heard T_________.
    1. L______ for God & people becomes the motivation for Christians.
      1. Jesus had C____________ on the needy, and His servants develop that nature and attitude. Matthew 25:34-40
      2. We P_______ for God to lead us in serving. Are we watching for open doors?
    2. Are we willing to get D______ or sacrifice? No amount of time or effort is wasted when serving in the name of Jesus Christ.
    3. The Leprosy of S_______ continues to infest the world.
      1. Romans 3:23; 6:23
      2. Satan is the instigator and promoter of breaking God’s Way. Genesis 3; I Peter 5:8
      3. Breaking God’s will occurs in multiple ways. Galatians 5:19f

“THE VOICE OF AUTHORITY” Mark 1: 21-29

“THE VOICE OF AUTHORITY” Mark 1: 21-29

“THE VOICE OF AUTHORITY” Mark 1: 21-29

Where do you stand with the Voice of Authority?

  1. Jesus Has Authority Over All P___________ Realms.
    1. Jesus had power over S____________. Vs. 29-31; Luke 4:38
    2. Jesus had power over D___________. Vs.40f
    3. Jesus turned water into W_________. John 2
    4. Jesus W_________ on water, filled fishing nets, fed hungry crowds ….
    5. Jesus overcame D_________ as His greatest display of authority.
  2. Jesus Has Authority Over All S_____________ Realms.
    1. The T____________ of Jesus were astonishing to those who listened.
      1. Jesus is the W_____ of God who lived by His righteousness. John 1
      2. Jesus A________ the crowd at Capernaum with His teaching. V.22
      3. Jesus went to A___ of the synagogues of Galilee preaching. V.39
    2. Jesus ruled over the D_________ spirits that plagued people. V. 23-27
      1. The evil spirit recognized the authority of Jesus.
      2. God’s purity will not T___________ any corruption or sin.
      3. Vs. 34 & 39 record Jesus E___________ demons.
    3. Jesus came to give abundant L______ to every person. John 10:10
    4. We must not allow sin to R______ us. Ephesians 5:10-18
  3. Jesus Is the Authority Over All the U___________.
    1. M_______ performed by Jesus & witnessed are testimony of His rule.
    2. Jesus is the C______________ God who came into His creation. Genesis 1:3; John 1; Hebrews 1:2; Colossians 1:16-17
    3. After His R_____________, Jesus could change, appear & disappear…!
    4. Jesus A____________ to men after His ascension into heaven.
    5. Jesus prophesied that this world will E_____. (Matthew 24:29f)