It Is Finished
Nov10

It Is Finished

[12] And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?”[13] And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. The Passover was the Jewish celebration of the exodus out of Egypt. The final plague laid on Egypt was the death of every first...

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UFC Temple Style
Nov03

UFC Temple Style

Mark 11:12-13; 12:1-12   [12] On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. [13] And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. [14] And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.   A natural question about the section might be,...

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Who Gets In?
Oct28

Who Gets In?

Mark 10:13-27   One thing that I think we can all agree on is that we all want to be embraced or welcomed. Take a second and think back to “welcome week” or the first week of classes. Were you the guy or girl who was filled with all sorts of anxiety? “What if they don’t like me?” What if they think I’m weird?” You second guess everything you say in your head, “Dang-it, I shouldn’t have said that.” “Did they really think that was...

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Glory Like No Other
Oct20

Glory Like No Other

Mark 9:2-13   As soon as Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ, the focus changes. The first half of the book focuses on who Jesus is, but the second focuses on Jesus’ purpose. His purpose is that he came on a mission to beat death and give us the freedom we are all longing for. In the first half of Mark we see that He is both God and man, the eternal King. He is forgiveness, rest, power, and unbounded love. Yet at this point...

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Jesus Is Better
Oct13

Jesus Is Better

Mark 8:27-35   The book of Mark can be divided up into two sections. The first half (Mark 1-7) is Jesus declaring His authority on earth and creating relationships with disciples. We see Jesus healing people, casting out demons, and forgiving sins. All the while, He is developing this deep relationship with twelve guys. The second half (Mark 8-16) is known as the “journey to Jerusalem”chapters. Several times Mark will say about...

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A Heart Problem
Oct08

A Heart Problem

Mark 7:1-23               [1] Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, [2] they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. [3] (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, [4] and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And...

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