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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 10 (Easter) | Mark 15:42-16:8

Resurrection Life I. Resurrection ALWAYS start with DEATH. (15:42-16:1)A. SOMETHING we’d like to FORGET. (Jer. 29-45)B. A SOLEMN process of HONOURING. (15:42-16:1)C. A POWERFUL, yet neglected, METAPHOR. (v.46; I Cor. 12:27) Resurrection Sunday is...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 9 (Palm Sunday) | Mark 15:16-41

There’s More Going on Here than Meets the Eye I. A MESSIAH prone to MISUNDERSTANDING. (Mark 1-15)A. The PEOPLE want a KING. (8:29-33; 10:35-37; 11:8-10) B. Jesus DOESN’T meet their EXPECTATIONS. (14:41-15:15) Today we move back from Jeremiah to...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 8 | Mark 14:3-11

The Kingdom of the Messiah I. The IMPLICATIONS of What SHE Did (14:3-5; Isaiah 61:1-3; I Sam. 16:13)A. A SYMBOL of RECKLESS Devotion (14:4-5)B. ANOINTING the ANOINTED One (Isaiah 61:1-3; Mark 1:1, 8:29)C. Preparing to DIE (14:8, 16:1) II. The...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 7 | Mark 11:1-33

Here He Comes…the Messiah I. The COMING of the PROPHESIED Messiah. (v.1-26)A. ZECHARIAH tells of the ENTRY. (v.1-11; Zech 9:9)B. MICAH (and Hosea) explain the TREE. (v.12-14, 20-26; Hos. 9:10; Mic. 7:1)C. Isaiah and Malachi – CLEANSING the...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 6 | Mark 8:22-26; 9:2-13 10:46-52

Opening our eyes to reality I. The ORGANIZATION of the TEXT. (Mark 8-10)A. The QUESTION for the DISCIPLES. (Mark 8:29)B. BOOKENDS of healing BLINDNESS. (8:22-26; 10:46-52)C. The MOUNT of TRANSFIGURATION. (9:2-13) We often forget that when the...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 5 | Mark 8:27-38; 9:30-41; 10:32-45

“You keep saying that word…” I. The BIGGEST of all QUESTIONS. (8:27-30)A. With Jesus it ALWAYS gets PERSONAL. (8:27-29)B. The RIGHT answer, but the wrong UNDERSTANDING. (8:29-33) Today we look at the very heart of the Gospel of Mark. He has...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 4 | Mark 4:1-34

The Parables of the Messiah I. The PURPOSE of the PARABLES (Mark 4:10-12, 21-25, 33-34)A. To CONNECT and to SUBVERT (v. 3, 8, 21, 24-25, 26, 29, 31)B. To REVEAL and OBSCURE (v. 11-12, 21-25)C. To EXPLAIN His ACTIONS (Isaiah 6:8-13) II. The...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 3 | Mark 2:13-3:34

The People of the Messiah I. Two TYPES of PEOPLE. (Mark 2:17)A. The “SINNERS” – Those on the MARGINS. (2:14-16,18,23-24; 3:1,10-11,13-14, 34)B. The “RIGHTEOUS” – Those with the POWER. (2:16,18,24; 3:6,21-22)C. Words of IRONY and...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 2 | Mark 1:21-2:12

The Power of the Messiah I. The POWER that comes from AUTHORITY. (1:21-2:12)A. Power OVER the SPIRITUAL realm. (1:21-34) B. Power over PHYSICAL SICKNESS. (1:29-34; 41-42) C. Power to RESTORE those EXCLUDED. (1:40-45) D. One EVENT that COMBINES it...

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Mark – The Misunderstood Messiah – Part 1 | Mark 1:1-20

Let’s start at the beginning… I. Mark gets RIGHT to the POINT. (v.1-8)A. The long AWAITED coming of GOD. (v.1-3; Mal. 3:1; Is 40:3) B. Right HERE and RIGHT now. (v.4-8) Mark is, as far as we know, the first gospel that was written. Scholars...

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