In Mark 13, Jesus tells the disciples that the temple will be destroyed, not one stone left on another. The disciples naturally ask when and how will they know. The remainder of the chapter consists of Jesus' instruction regarding not only the destruction of the temple but also the return of the Son of Man. In light of these truths, we seek to discover what sort of people ought we to be.
In this lesson on Mark 8:27-9:50, Peter will confess Jesus as the Christ and yet will demonstrate his misunderstanding of the kind of Messiah Jesus will be. Jesus will call His disciples to take up their crosses and die and will give sobering instruction considering the seriousness of sin. Note to listeners: we had a visitor near the close of the lesson! You will most likely hear me fighting distraction and some amusement when a dog decided to join us
This lesson covers Mark 6:7-8:26. We discuss some familiar events in the life and ministry of Jesus such as the feeding of the 5,000 and Him walking on water. We continue to explore who Jesus is and what His kingdom is like as He encounters opposition from the religious leaders and offers grace to Gentile and Jew alike.
In Mark 3:13-6:6, Jesus calls His disciples to a twofold mission: to be with Him and to carry on His mission of preaching the gospel. He instructs them through a series of parables and calls for those who have ears to hear, let them hear. May we have ears to hear! He continues to encounter growing opposition from the scribes who launch some rather serious allegations against Him.
This lesson focuses on Mark 1:21-3:12. In this passage, Jesus demonstrates His authority over demons and over physical ailments as He goes about teaching, healing, and performing exorcisms. The people are astonished; the religious leaders less so and opposition begins to grow. We discuss Jesus as the Son of Man and the call to submit to His authority in repentance and faith.
In this first lesson from the gospel of Mark, we begin by examining the who, what, when, where, and why of the book. We then turn our attention to Mark 1:1-20, discussing the role of John the Baptist, the baptism of Jesus, the beginning of Jesus' preaching ministry, and the call of the first disciples. We consider the call of the gospel and we ask what true abandon looks like in our culture.