Category: Sermon Notes

Some Gave All

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE:  Some Gave All

Scripture: Mark 12: 1-22, 28-34, 41-44

I.   THE CORNERSTONE

What does this all mean?

1. The landowner represents (God).
2. The vineyard represents (Israel).
3. The vine-growers represent the (Jewish leaders).
4. The journey represents the whole of (OT history).
5. The slaves represent the (prophets)
6. The son represents (Jesus).

Lesson: Jesus has both the authority to forgive and punish.

 II.  THE CREED

What is the creed?

1. Love God (Supremely).
2. Love others (Genuinely).

Lesson: Jesus puts our focus right where it needs to be.

III.  THE COIN

Lesson: Comfortable giving honors no one even if the amount is large: sacrificial giving honors Christ even if it is small.

Next Week: Words for the Wise- Mark 13

 

 

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Do You Hear That?

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE:  Do You Hear That?

Scripture: Mark 11: 1-25

I.   JESUS CALLS US TO TRUE WORSHIP

Mark spends the rest of the book recording the final week of Jesus’ life. It is called (Passion Week) and he devotes 1/3 of his book to it.

Some prophecy:

1. Psalm 118:26- (Triumphal processions)
2. Zechariah 9:9- Jesus (riding on a donkey)

Hosanna means (save now).  They were not praising Jesus because He was the (Messiah).

There are still people today who follow Jesus because of (what He can do for them).

 

II.  JESUS CALLS US TO TRUE FAITH

 

Why did Jesus curse the fig tree?

1. Practical meaning- It held the (promise of figs).
2. Deeper meaning- (impending judgment)

Two valuable lessons:

1. (Put your faith) in this Savior.  (20-24)
2. (Be forgiving) like this Savior. (25)

Next Week: Some Gave All- Mark 12: 1-12, 28-34, 41-44

 

 

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Avoiding a Face Plant

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE: Avoiding a Face Plant

Scripture:   Mark 10: 13-31, 35-52

“Pride is the only disease known to man that makes everyone sick except the person who has it.”

“When pride comes, then comes dishonor; But with the humble there is wisdom.” Pr.11:2

 

     I.        ADULTS SHALL BE CHILDREN            

 

Lesson: Salvation is for those who are like (little children), realizing they cannot save themselves, and must come seeking (grace).

 

   II.         THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST     

 

Lesson: This young man lacked one thing: (love for God). God is no one’s debtor. Those who are first in this world may end up (last in the kingdom).

 III.        SERVANTS SHALL BE RULERS

 

Lesson: Worldly people want power and authority to (lord over others), but in the kingdom, greatness is measured by (humility of service).

 

 IV.        THE POOR BECOME RICH

 

Lesson: The crowd had physical sight but no (spiritual insight). Bart had no sight but had (deep insight).

 

Next Week: Do You Hear That? Mark 11: 1-25

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Let’s Find Out the Truth

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE: Let’s Find Out the Truth

Scripture:   Mark 9: 2-13, 30-40

  I.        JESUS REVEALS WHO HE IS     

 

The word transfigured is word we use for (metamorphosis).

What did this event show?

1)     He was trying to (avoid the cross).

2)     He was putting Jesus on the same level as (Moses and Elijah).

3)     The Law and Prophets are signaled as being (fulfilled in the coming of the Messiah).

   II.        JESUS REVEALS WHO WE NEED TO BE     

 

1.      We need to be (learners)

2.      We need to be (like children).

 

Next Week:  Avoiding a Face Plant- Mark 10: 13-31, 35-52

 

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Sometimes We Get It/Sometimes We Don’t

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE: Sometimes We Get It/Sometimes We Don’t

Scripture:   Mark 8: 1-21, 27-30

 

I.        MISSING THE POINT          

#1: The past faithfulness of God is often forgotten with (present challenges).

          • God’s past expressions of faithfulness are the same as His present will be.

 

#2: Present focus often obliterates (seeing reality).

 

II.        STATING THE POINT    

#3: Present response should be determined by (divine truth) not (social opinion).

 

Everything we hear or say must not be based on the court of (public opinion) but must always be founded and based upon the (Word of God).

 

Next Week:  Special Guests: Mike, Trisha, and Ryan Laws

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The Deadly Lure of Legalism

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE: The Deadly Lure of Legalism

Scripture:   Mark 7: 1-23

 

Two ways to look at the Bible:

1.      Progressive Christianity- (liberalism)

2.      Legalism- (very closed approach)

  I.        THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEGALIST (1-13)         

#1- A legalist honors God with their (lips), resulting in (false worship).

#2- A legalist makes the Word of God (vid), resulting in (disobedience).

 

II.        THE CONFUSION OF A LEGALIST   

 

Every one of us has the (root of sin) inside us.

To the Pharisee, to the legalist, (outward is everything).

Corruption is not (external), but (internal). Impurity is not a matter of the stomach but of the (heart).  Defilement is not what goes in but what comes out.

The basic problem with humanity is not (what we do) but (who we are).

The point is clear: it is always (about the heart).

 

Next Week: Series: The Servant King

                      Title: Sometimes We Get It/Sometimes We Don’t- Mark 8:1-21, 27-30

 

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What Can I Expect?

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE: What Can I Expect?

Scripture:   Mark 6

I.    I CAN EXPECT REJECTION

Nazareth is an obscure town consisting of between (100-500) people.

How was their rejection manifested?

1. It came out as (unbelief).

2. It came out as Jesus being (dismissed).

3. It came out at (blindness).

Jesus could do no mighty works there. Why? Not because He could not or lacked the supernatural power to perform miracles. Rather, (there was no reason to).

 

II.   I CAN EXPECT CERTAIN REALITIES

Reality #1: We can expect to be used by Jesus (for His work).

Our ministry is a continuation of Jesus’ work here on earth.

 

Reality #2: Things may not (go as planned).

Following Jesus has its risk, but God will have the final word in our lives. His justice will prevail regardless of our predicament.

 

Reality #3: We will witness some (phenomenal events).

1. In Jesus, our deepest spiritual hunger is satisfied.

2. Old ways of thinking often cloud our vision.

3. We must present Jesus without baggage.

 

Next Week: Series: The Servant King

Title: The Deadly Lure of Legalism- Mark 7:1-23

 

 

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You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

Scripture:   Mark 4:35-5:20

 

 I.        THE POWER OF JESUS OVER STORMS

The Scriptures boldly declare the (deity of Jesus). “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jn.1:1  See also Isaiah 9:6 and Isaiah 7:14/Mt.1:23

6 biblical truths revealed:

1)     God is working in the (circumstances) of our lives. [35-37]

2)     Jesus is human (aside from sin).  [38a]

3)     (Panic not faith) seems to be the norm for many of us. [38b]

4)     (Nature) is no match for the power of Jesus. [39]

5)     Faith grows with (trials and difficulties). [40]

6)     We all have to decide (who Jesus is). [41]

 

II.        THE POWER OF JESUS OVER EVIL

 

There is a difference between demon possession and demon oppression.

1)     Demon possession is for those who sell their soul to the devil.

2)     Demon oppression is real for the follower of Jesus.

Three truths stand out:

1.      Jesus (changes) people.

2.      Jesus (commissions) His people.

3.      There will always be (cantankerous) people.

 

Next Week: Series: The Servant King

Title: What Can I Expect?- Mark 6

 

 

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Listen First

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE: Listen First

Scripture:   Mark 4:1-34

 

I.        LISTEN FIRST        

 

Three important thoughts at the outset:

1.      Jesus taught (from a boat). (v.1)

2.      Jesus taught in (parables). (v.2)

3.      Jesus’ first words are important: (Listen to this!). (v.3)

A good listener allows the Word to (take root in his heart).

A good listener takes care what he/she (listens to).

A good listener (hears) the truth and (shares it).

A good listener learns to (wait dependently) on God.  See I Cor. 3:6

 

The drawback to not listening:

1)     They hear but never (hear).  (10-12)

2)     Their disbelief led Jesus to teach in (unexplained riddles). (33-34)

3)     Missing out on (peace and calm). (35-41)

 

Next Week: Series: The Servant King

Title: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!- Mark 4:1-35-20

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Staying in the Kitchen

2021 THEME: Life on the Edge

Series: The Servant King

TITLE: Staying in the Kitchen

Scripture:   Mark 3

 

    I.        THE INEVITABILITY OF PRESSURE        

The issue is not (what) Jesus did but (when) He did it.

Jesus experiences two emotions:

1)     (Anger)

2)     (Sadness)

 

   II.        THE SAVIOR’S HANDLING OF PRESSURE       

 

Expect to be pressured by those who (want something from you). (7-12)

1.      They will (impose) on you.

2.      They will seek to (hinder) you.

Expect to be pressured by those who (want to be with you). (13-19)

1.      Call out the ones you want to (spend time with).

2.      Recognize there will be those who will (disappoint) you.

Expect to be pressured by those who (misunderstand) you. (20-21)

1.      They may try to (control) you.

2.      They may try to (stop) you.

What does Jesus teach us about handling pressure?

1)     Know who you are and why you are here.

2)     Make time to get away.

3)     Remember not all will agree with you.

Next Week: Series: The Servant King

Title: Listen First. Talk Second- Mark 4:1-34

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