Desperate Need – 2/5/2017
Passage: Mark 7:24 – 8:10
Summary: We all desperately need Jesus – we must recognize our need and turn to Him, for He is the only one who can satisfy.
Inside Outside Theology – 1/29/2017
Passage: Mark 7:1-23
Summary: We are often tempted to create and adhere to extra-biblical traditions as a way to make ourselves spiritually good. Jesus shows us that only he can make us spiritually good, and challenges us to ask if our traditions are really inline with God’s commands.
Have No Fear, I Am is Here – 1/22/2017
Passage: Mark 6:45-56
Summary: By walking on the troubled sea, Jesus demonstrates his divinity and challenges us to trust him as our Lord and Savior, even in the midst of life’s storms.
5,000 Reasons – 1/15/2017
Passage: Mark 6:30-44
Summary: Jesus feeding the 5,000 shows us that He has the power to save, sustain, and provide all we need, in spite of all we lack.
Commission and Cost – 1/9/2017
Passage: Mark 6:7-30
Summary: The commissioning of the disciples and the beheading of John the Baptist remind us that faith in Jesus begins with repentance and comes with a commission, often at great cost.
Desperate Faith for 12-Year Needs – 11/27/2016
Passage: Mark 5:21-43
Summary: By healing a woman and reviving a girl, Jesus gives us a picture of the gospel: although we are dead in sin, Jesus brings us to life and makes us well when we put our faith in Him.
The Storm Calmer – 11/20/2016
Passage: Mark 4:35-5:20
Summary: Jesus calms a great storm and frees a demonized man with a word, proving his divinity, his power, and his ability to give life and restoration to all who believe in Him.
Uncontainable, Incomprehensible Kingdom – 11/13/2016
Passage: Mark 4:21-34
Summary: The gospel of Jesus is the light that brings us into the kingdom of God. We must seek to hear Jesus’ message and allow the kingdom of God to expand into every area our lives.
The Soil of the Heart – 10/30/2016
Passage: Mark 4:1-20
Summary: Jesus’ parable of the sower invites us to ask God to transform the soil of our hearts so the gospel can take root and produce God-honoring fruit.
Key verse(s): Mark 4:20
Discrediting Jesus – 10/23/2016
Passage: Mark 3:20-35
Questioning Jesus – 10/9/2016
Passage: Mark 2:18-28
Summary: Jesus wants to have lordship over every area of our lives.
Key verse(s): Mark 2:28
Sickness and the Cure – 10/2/2016
Passage: Mark 2:13-17
Summary: All people have a spiritual sickness – they are separated from God by sin – and faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only cure.
Key verse(s): Mark 2:17
Analysis Paralysis – 9/25/2016
Passage: Mark 2:1-12
Summary: Humanity’s greatest need is a spiritual one: we need our sins forgiven. Jesus offers to forgive our sins when we put our faith in him, and proves that he has the power to do it.
Key verse(s): Mark 2:5,10-12
Looking for Jesus – 9/18/2016
Passage: Mark 1:29-45
Summary: There is a human tendency to get excited about – and even pursue – the benefits of Jesus, while overlooking his true mission: to preach himself in the gospel and restore people to a right relationship with the Father.
Key verse(s): Mark 1:35-38