Question of Christmas (Mark 12:35-37)

Jesus question to the religious leaders shows both the Biblical and theological importance of the identity of the Messiah and points us to the right question to ask about Christmas

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Kingdom Mysteries (Mark 4:21-34)

Jesus reveals the mysteries of the kingdoms coming in progressive light, indistinguishable power and transforming

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Parable Principle (Mark 4:1-20)

Jesus use of parables teaches us important lessons about the Kingdom of God and that when we approach the Gospel we should respect the message as relaying more than a story, but as the summoning of a Judge.

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God’s Will and Family Issues (Mark 3:31-35)

Jesus teaches us how discipleship challenges us to re-orient ourselves to our heavenly family and calls us to give up everything – but also comforts us with amazing consolation that we are part of God’s own family!

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Ultimate Blasphemy (Mark 3:20-30)

Religion or Birth cannot save you, only Jesus! It is not your proximity to, but your participation in Christ that matters.

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The Human Condition (Ephesians 2:1-3)

The Gospel must sober us in the reality of our condition being dead in trespasses and sin; enslaved to the world the flesh and the Devil; and our being under the wrath of God by our Adamic nature – before it can satisfy us with Christ’s grace

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Dominion Done Right (Mark 3:13-19)

Jesus’ selection of the twelve apostles teach us that dominion over Satan is realized through our union with Christ

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Prayer and Knowledge (Ephesians 1:15-23)

Paul prays of the growth in knowledge of the Ephesian church because knowledge of what we have in Christ and the power that is at work in us is indespensible to our growth in holiness

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The Crush (Mark 3:7-12)

After the cliff hanging climax of 3:6 where the Pharisees plot with the Herodians to kill the Lord Jesus, Mark provides a little passage concerning a pressing crowd full of superstition and demoniacs, alerting us to the reality that Satan’s assault against Christ consist not only in the prim Pharisees – but also in the pressing populous and prevaricating principalities.

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