Mark 11-15 | The Passion Week of Jesus, the Son of God, the Messiah

In previous studies in Mark, the reader has noticed the Book is split into 5 natural sections, of which Mark 11-15 are the 4th division. Perhaps needless to say, this section is replete with fulfillments of Messianic prophecies, teachings and actions... of course, the ultimate of these being the Crucifixion of our Lord and Savior, followed …

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Mark 8:31 — 9:50 | Transfiguration and Lessons on Greatness

8:31-38 — Jesus predicts his own death and resurrection, referring to His Self as the Son of Man (8:31&38; 9:9 a title of a Prophet and of the Messiah). This is confusing to the disciples, since (in their minds) the Messiah will bring in the Kingdom of God (physically, 9:1).  9:2-13 — Jesus transfigures himself, proving …

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Mark 7:1 — 8:30 | The Religious, Evil Heart and the Unpredictable Messiah

Through training (teaching, miracles and prophecy), Jesus continues to develop his disciples while proving to them that He is indeed the Messiah, the Son of God.  7:1-23 — What defiles a person is what comes from the heart | Jesus exposes religious tradition (Corban) as an excuse to exercise a greedy heart. Religious traditions are bad, …

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Mark 6 | HOW JESUS MAKES DISCIPLES, Cont.

Below is a summary of what we've covered so far in the Gospel of Mark. We have seen the focus move from the establishment of Christ's Authority to his appointing Disciples, who go out in that authority. Mark is the Gospel attributed to Peter, the spokesman of the Apostles. Is it any wonder that Peter's …

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Mark 3:13 — 6:13 | HOW JESUS MAKES DISCIPLES

HOW JESUS MAKES DISCIPLES: Click HERE for MP3 Audio HE CALLS DISCIPLES TO HIMSELF, so that they might be with Him: to learn (3:14, 16 – 6:6) First Lesson: Jesus calls even the one who would betray him. [*hint: they all did] — 3:13-19 Second Lesson: Jesus is both sought for and belittled by people at …

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