To Jerusalem

{ON THE WAY TO JERUSALEM}
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  1. His Transfiguration - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:2-13 - The Transfiguration was the divine confirmation of his status as Messiah and of the necessity for Jesus to suffer death before he received his revealed glory)
  2. The Disciples Stumped by Unbelief - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:14-29 - Unbelief hindered the ability of Jesus to heal and deliver, not any lack of fasting or other ritualistic practices)
  3. The Meaning of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:30-37 - To be the Messiah meant suffering and death for others. To be his disciple means self-sacrificial service to the weak and insignificant)
  4. Faithful and Unfaithful Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:38-50 - To follow Jesus is to live in conscious service to others, especially to the weak, the powerless, and the persecuted)
  5. A Question About Divorce - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:1-16 - Opponents questioned Jesus about divorce to trap him; however, he used the issue to teach the higher ways of the Kingdom)
  6. The Young Rich Man - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:17-31 - To follow Jesus is to surrender one’s entire life - Past, present, and future - To walk wherever he leads, no questions asked)
  7. His Imminent Death - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:32-34Jesus was “on the way” to Jerusalem to suffer arrest, trial, his and execution)
  8. Greatness in the Kingdom of God - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:35-45To be a member of the kingdom of God requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others)
  9. Blind Bar-Timaeus "Saved" along the "Way" - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:46-52 - Jesus restored the sight of a blind beggar while “on the way” to his death in the city of Jerusalem)
  10. The Triumphal Entrance in Jerusalem - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:1-11 - At the end of his journey, the destination of Jesus was the Temple in Jerusalem)
  11. A Barren Fig Tree - The Fruitless Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:12-26 - The cursing of a barren fig tree symbolized the coming destruction of the Temple due to the fruitlessness of Israel)
  12. Confrontations in the Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:27-12:40 - Before his final departure from the Temple, several confrontations occurred between Jesus and the religious authorities)
{OLIVET DISCOURSE}
  1. The Temple Setting of the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 12:41-13:4 - Jesus gave his ‘Olivet Discourse’ after his final departure from the Temple)
  2. The Geographic Range of the Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The ‘Olivet Discourse’ presents two key events linked to different geographic contexts – Regional and Global)
  3. Deceivers and Rumors of War - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:5-8Jesus warned us not to heed claims by deceivers who pointed to manmade and natural catastrophes as “signs” of a rapidly approaching end)
  4. Testimony, Mission, Endurance - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:9-13 - Jesus warns that persecution will provide the disciples with the opportunity to testify to the nations for him)
  5. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:14-21 - When disciples saw the “abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they were to flee Jerusalem without delay)
  6. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy- (Matthew 24:14 - Jesus declared, definitively, that the “end” will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations”)
  7. Three Repeated Warnings - {PDF Copy- (Three specific warnings were repeated by Jesus in his Olivet Discourse to help his disciples avoid deception)
  8. Knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy- (Jesus did not command his disciples to know and calculate the “times and seasons” of his return in glory - Acts 1:6-8)
  9. Coming on the Clouds of Heaven - {PDF Copy- (Mark 13:21-27The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect” to himself)
  10. The Flourishing Fig Tree - {PDF Copy- (Mark 13:28-29 - The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the destruction of the Temple predicted by Jesus)
  11. "This Generation" in the 'Discourse' - {PDF Copy} - (The “generation” contemporary with Jesus would see all the events leading up to the destruction of the Temple – Mark 13:30-31)
{HIS PASSION}
  1. The Identity of Jesus - Calvary - {PDF Copy} - (Only in his sacrificial death can the identity of Jesus and the nature of his messiahship be understood - Mark 15:29-39)
Jerusalem - Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash
Jerusalem - Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

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