Mark 9-16


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  1. To Follow the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (The Messiah of Israel submitted to the way of the Cross and summoned his disciples to follow his example in their daily lives)
  2. His Transfiguration - {PDF Copy} - (The Transfiguration confirms his status as the Messiah and the necessity for Jesus to suffer before receiving glory)
  3. 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)
  4. Delivered up to Death - {PDF Copy} - (To be the disciple of Jesus means living a life of self-sacrificial service to others, especially to the weak and the insignificant)
  5. Faithful or Saltless? - {PDF Copy} - (Faithful disciples will receive great rewards, but those who harm their weaker brethren run the risk of Gehenna)
  6. Questions About Divorce - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:1-16 - Opponents questioned Jesus about divorce to trap him, but he used the issue to teach the higher ways of the Kingdom)
  7. The Young Rich Man - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means surrendering one’s entire life and following him wherever he leads with no questions asked – Mark 10:17-31)
  8. To the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus explained that he was ON THE WAY to Jerusalem where he as the Son of Man would be arrested, tried, and executed – Mark 10:32-34)
  9. Ransom for Many - {PDF Copy} - (His disciples are called to engage in self-sacrificial service for others just as Jesus gave his life as a ransom for many – Mark 10:35-45)
  10. Blind Bar-Timaeus Saved - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:46-52 - Jesus restored the sight of a blind beggar while “on the way” to Jerusalem)
  11. His Triumphal Arrival - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:1-11 - At the end of his journey, the destination of Jesus was the Temple in Jerusalem)

  1. Fruitless Temple - {PDF Copy- (The cursing of the barren fig tree by Jesus symbolized the coming destruction of the Temple and the fruitlessness of Israel - Mark 11:12-26)
  2. The Desolate Temple - {PDF Copy} - (When he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus pronounced its coming desolation to his opponents, the Pharisees)
  3. An Urgent Warning - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus stressed critical information that is vital if his disciples are to avoid deception by false prophets and other deceivers active in the Assembly)
  4. In the Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus gave his last discourse on Olivet following his final and symbolic departure from the Temple – Mark 12:41-13:4)
  5. Geographic Scope - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse presents two key events linked to different geographic contexts, one regional, the other global)
  6. Deceivers and Disasters - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warned of coming deceivers who would mislead many and spread false information about his future return)
  7. Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the Abomination of Desolation standing where it ought not, they must flee Jerusalem without delay)
  8. The Definitive Sign - {PDF Copy} - (According to Jesus. the End will not come until this Gospel of the Kingdom of God has been proclaimed to all nations on the Earth – Matthew 24:14)
  9. His Repeated Warning - {PDF Copy- (On the Mount of Olives, Jesus reiterated key information that is necessary for his disciples to avoid deception by false prophets)
  10. Knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy- (Instead of calculating times and seasons, followers of Jesus must always be prepared for his sudden arrival)
  11. Coming on the Clouds - {PDF Copy- (The whole earth will see the Son of Man arriving on the clouds of Heaven, and he will then gather his elect to himself –Mark 13:21-27)
  12. The Budding 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)
  13. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (The generation contemporary with Jesus witnessed the events predicted by him that culminated in the Temple’s destruction – Mark 13:28-31)
  14. Deceivers and False Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (The ‘Olivet Discourse’ opens with a warning against the many deceivers who will spread false information about the return of Jesus)
  15. Revealed on Calvary - (The Son of Man is revealed and comprehended in his sufferings and self-sacrificial death for others, including his enemies) - {PDF Copy}

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