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Mark 10:1-12 The Pharisees tried to trap Jesus The Pharisees had hard hearts Jesus trapped the Pharisees Jesus opened the book on commitment With a hard heart we try to trap Jesus, while He gladly resides in a committed heart. Put Christ first Lay down your idols An open book marriage Needs to be met
Scripture: Mark 9:42-50 Children are a blessing Children are a responsibility Our bodies are a blessing Our bodies are a responsibility Irresponsibility with God’s blessing brings an eternal curse Prayer and God’s Word List the things you want your kids to learn Action Never miss a teaching opportunity
Mark 9:38-41 Jesus’ name is powerful Jesus’ name makes witnesses Jesus’ name brings rewards Philippians 2:9-10
Mark 9:30-37 Jesus teaches the Disciples – 9:30-32 Jesus defines himself Jesus defines his role Jesus defines his victory What did the Disciples not understand? – 9:33-37 True greatness True humility True acceptance Greatness is defined at the cross!
Acts 2:14 – 2:47 “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” (Acts 2:40) The generation ignored God’s Word The generation ignored God’s signs The generation ignored, rejected, and killed the Savior “What should we do?” (2:37) Repent and be baptized Receive the Holy Spirit The people’s response was twofold: (2:42-47) Attended Temple together Met in each other’s homes
Mentality of a Disciple (Mark 1:16-20) Stop Drop Roll Behavior of a Disciple (John 21:15-22) Listen Ask Learn Mission of a Disciple (Acts 16:11-15) Depart Deliver Duplicate
Mark 8:31-9:1 1. Set the Aperture – Jesus lets in the right amount of light into the disciple’s lives. 2. Out of Focus – Peter’s blurry vision 3. Zoom in – Take a closer look at what it means to follow Jesus.
Mark 8:22-30 Mark gives us a double take of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus gives us a double take of instruction. Peter gives us the first and only take on Jesus’ true identity.