Paul sets out for the children at Ephesus an obligation, qualification and motivation to obey their parents. Together these pastoral emphasis show us that children too have a hope of calling and a grounds for obedience.
The Way of Humility (Mark 9:30-37)
Christ shows the disciples that ppsition in the kindom is won trough humility and service.
Christ the Faithful (Mark 9:14-29)
Christ brings out the need and nature of faith in the conversations that surround the disciples failure to cast out a demon.
Superior Husbandry (Ephesians 5:25-33)
Paul demonstrates three important deatil about superior husbnadry which underscroe the grace of the gospel. Showing us the the model, the reason and the method of superior husbandry
Elijah and the End (Mark 9:9-13)
Jesus’ transfiguration sets the tone for the end of the world while his warning to keep silent until his resurrection echos Daniels prophetic end time vision – which forces us to see the absolute significance of Christ. Now we are being united to Him share
Love Accomplished and Applied (Ephesians 5:25-33)
Pauls treatment of the marriage relatioship puts us at the center of the gospel with some helpful practical applications for marriage.
Significant Glory (Mark 9:1-10)
The transfiguration of Jesus demonstrates the amazing truth that the Son of God goes to the cross- and fulfills Scripture in significant ways. Leving us with profound implications for discipleship
Woman and the Church (Ephesians 5:22-24)
Paul begins to expand on the theme of sumission through the quintessential relationship of marriage. He show s us what kind of submission he is interested in and the gospel resons for submission.
Shame and Glory (Mark 8:31-38)
Christ begins to teach openly the mission of the Messiah to suffer and the implications to the disciples and the world
To Know Him (Mark 8:27-30)
Jesus questions the disciples in two stages concerning His identity and draws out the centrality of Christ’s identity in the gospel.