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.
Wise Walking (Ephesians 5:15-17)
Paul brings out one last category for worthy walking as a Christian which is walking in wisdom. This reminds us that renewal of the mind is a key transformation of the Christian life
On The Way Disciples (Mark 8:22-31)
This miracle marks the introduction to a section of the gospel that focuses on Discipleship. Particularly how the disciples are blind to the mission of the Messiah with out Christ leading them by the hand. Teaching us that unless Christ keeps on opening o
The Fruit of Light (Ephesians 5:7-14)
Paul’s second imperative to ‘walk in the light’ underscores the grace of God because light is life giving and fruit producing. Paul focuses on 3 fruits of light: Discernment, Discipline; and Disciple making.
The Problem of Yeast (Mark 8:14-21)
The disciples argue over bread and reveal their unbelif right after witnessing Jesus’ miracles and hearing his warning against the leaven of unbelivers – reminding us that only the cross can deal with unbelief.