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Sermon Summary | "The Final Chapter"

What about 16:9 – 20? What is textual criticism? Textual criticism: the science of studying all the known copies of a document to discover what the original said. A science that clearly shows God’s generosity to us in preserving his word. Far more manuscripts exist of the NT than of Tacitus (3 manuscripts) and Josephus (120 manuscripts), and the manuscrip...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "The Cup"

Introduction Ultimately, no pastor—only the Holy Spirit—can communicate what happened in Gethsemane. The scene in the garden gives us a unique glimpse into the humanity of Jesus. Here, we encounter the mystery of the incarnation. Marvel at his humanity, but don’t just marvel; be grateful! It is the basis for your salvation. Thesis – Jesus’...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Cup"

“Since it would not be possible for any believer, however experienced, to know for himself all our Lord endured in mental suffering and hellish malice, it is clearly far beyond the preachers capacity to set it forth to you. Jesus himself must give you access to the wonders of Gethsemane; as for me, I can but invite you to enter the Garden.” Charles Spurgeon &l...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "The Lord's Supper"

Introduction Traditions teach Jesus inaugurates a unique tradition for his family in Mark 14:22-25. The Tradition of the Lord’s Supper The Purpose is that we might remember the central importance of his death. "The Lord's Supper, which was instituted by Jesus, and which is the only regulative commemorative act inaugurated by him, dramatizes neither his birth...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: The Lord's Supper

“The Lord’s Supper, which was instituted by Jesus, and which is the only regular commemorative act authorized by him, dramatizes neither his birth nor his life, neither his words nor his works, but only his death. Nothing could indicate more clearly the central significance which Jesus attached to his death. It was by his death that he wished above all else to ...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: Slow Motion

“When it comes to Good Friday the Gospels go into slow motion. They have passed over in silence whole decades of Jesus life, and even when they pick up the threads of the public ministry there are weeks and months of which they say nothing. Our printed Bibles do not, unfortunately, highlight the significance of Mark 14:17, where the evangelist introduces his account ...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Slow Motion"

Introduction (Mark 14:10-21) C.J. compares chapter 14 to the slow climb of a roller coaster before the big drop. Mark decelerates his Gospel account to prepare us for the crucifixion of Christ. C.J. highlights three key components of this passage: Outline Judas’ Preparation for Betrayal (Mark 14:10-11) We see a dramatic change in mood from Jesus’ anointin...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: Extravagant Devotion

“Though he had the prospect of death approaching, yet he did not abandon himself to a melancholy retirement from all company, but conversed as freely with his friends as usual.” Matthew Henry “He recommended this piece of heroic piety to the applause of the church in all ages.” Matthew Henry “The deeds and titles of many a king and emperor a...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: What Attracts Jesus' Attention

“The test of liberality is not what is given, but what is left.” James Brooks “The scribes are ostentatious and the crowds are rich and extravagant; but by contrast this ‘one poor widow’ contributes two of the smallest coins in circulation. In purely financial terms, the value of her offering is negligible-and unworthy compared to the sums of...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Living Today In Light of That Day"

Jeff explains how Jesus’ foretelling of the destruction of the Temple represents the passing of the Old Covenant and the coming of the New. Although He is aware of His impending crucifixion, He is not preoccupied, but instead focuses on pastoring His disciples. This passage is meant to identify the conditions required of Jesus’ disciples to live faithfully until His re...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: The Question of the Day

“The scholars and scribes may have been finished with all their questions for Jesus, but Jesus still had one last question for them. It was really more like a riddle, and its answer unlocks the mystery at the heart of the universe.” Phil Ryken “After a day of questions comes the question of the day.” Ralph Martin “Jesus is now quietly leadin...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Near, But Not In"

Summary:  Jesus interacts with a scribe, who asks for clarification pertaining to the “first command above all others” (Mk.12:28). Jesus first answers by quoting Deuteronomy 6:4—“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mk.12:30). Additionally, he provides ...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Near, But Not In"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 12:28-34...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Setting the Sadducees Straight"

Summary : Jesus takes another step closer to the cross as a result of his confrontation with the Sadducees. The Sadducees are the chief rivals to the Pharisees politically and theologically. They are characterized by three doctrines: 1) they only affirm the authority of the 5 books of Moses (Pentateuch), 2) they disavow the doctrine of the resurrection, and 3) they deny t...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Setting the Sadducees Straight"

“His enemies are relentless and they attack him in waves. Wave upon wave, delegation upon delegation approaching him to attack him publicly, discredit him so he might lose the popular support of the people, while they privately plot and plan how to kill him.” Sinclair Ferguson “The point is that belief in the resurrection is absurd since it leads to ridi...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "God and Caesar"

“It may be the most famous of all Jesus pronouncement stories.” Robert Stein “The statement by our Lord was not only astounding the instant it was uttered, but is even today universally acclaimed to be the single most influential political statement ever made in the history of the world.” Kent Hughes “The answer Jesus gave is the most import...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Killing the Owner's Son"

Summary: Mark chapter 11 concluded with an interaction between Jesus and the religious leaders on the topic of authority. Chapter 12 begins during the same interaction, but now Jesus moves from a discussion on authority to the telling of a confrontational parable. From the very moment that he enters Jerusalem, Jesus’ approach toward opposition changes. He is now on ...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Killing the Owner's Son"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 12:1-12...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Planned for Prime Time"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 11:11-25....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "The Triumphal Entry"

“Every schoolboy is supposed to know Julius Caesar’s famous words before he crossed the River Rubicon, ‘The die is cast.' It means that a point of no return has been reached. This was true now for Jesus. There was no turning back. Now his last days had arrived; the climactic activity of his life was about to begin.” Sinclair Ferguson “At this...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "But Now I See"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 10:46-52....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Why He Came"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 10:35-45....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Simply Astounding"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 10:32-34...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "The Rich Man and Discipleship"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 10:17-31...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Divorce and Discipleship"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 10:1-12...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "This Is Serious"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 9:42-50...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Mistaken Zeal"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 9:38-41...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Mistaken Zeal"

Sermon summary and discussion questions from C.J.'s message on Mark 9:38-41....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Greatness Redefined"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 9:30-37...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Redefining Greatness"

Sermon summary and discussion questions from C.J.'s message on Mark 9:30-37....

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "From Desperation to Dependence"

Sermon summary and discussion questions from Jeff's message on Mark 9:14-29...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "A Stunning Prediction"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 8:31-9:1...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "The Transfiguration"

This week, CJ pointed us to the drama of the Transfiguration text in Mark 9:2-13. In this passage we see the revelation of the concealed majesty of Jesus, the Son of God....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: "The Transfiguration"

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 9:2-13...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "A Stunning Prediction"

In Mark 8:31-9:1 Jesus gives a stunning prediction. As the Messiah, he must suffer and die, but will conquer death through his resurrection. This leads to a description of what it means to live as a disciple of the suffering Messiah....

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "The Most Important Question"

At the center of the narrative in Mark’s Gospel, there are two provoking questions that serve to clarify the true identity of Jesus. Is he just a prophet or is he God’s messiah and anointed deliverer? In Mark 8:27-30, the Messiahship of Jesus is magnified: he is the Christ, the anointed one, and the king! As readers of this narrative, we are challenged to ...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Signs and Sight"

Sermon summary and discussion questions from C.J. Mahaney's message on Mark 8:10-26....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: Signs and Sight

During the Sunday sermon, C.J. read two excellent quotes....

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "Why Did He Do It Again?"

Sermon summary and discussion questions from C.J. Mahaney's message on Mark 8:1-9....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: Why Did He Do It Again

Quotes from C.J.'s sermon on Mark 8:1-9...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes: A Beautiful Unusual Miracle

Quotes from CJ's sermon this past Sunday on Mark 7:31-37....

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "A Beautiful, Unusual Miracle"

This Sunday, C.J. preached from Mark 7:31-37, expounding on the story of Jesus’s healing of a deaf and mute man in the Decapolis. In this sermon, we encounter the power of God in Christ and the coming of his kingdom. Below is an outline and summary of C.J.’s sermon entitled: A Beautiful, Unusual Miracle....

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Resources for Studying Mark

What a joy it has been thus far to preach and worship our way through the Gospel of Mark on Sunday mornings. I have been deeply affected by each glimpse of and encounter with the Savior we have experienced through this Gospel. I don't want this series to end and I am proceeding as slowly as possible! As we’re nearing the midpoint of our sermon series, perhaps you...

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Sermon Summary & Discussion Questions: A Shocking Statement, A Glorious Surprise

On Sunday C.J. preached from Mark 7:24-30, expounding on Jesus’ shocking response to the Syrophoenician woman. Through this sermon, C.J. helps us gaze upon the beauty of humble faith and the abundant generosity of our Savior....

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [True Defilement, True Forgiveness]

Sermon quotes from C.J. Mahaney's message on Mark 7:14-23...

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Sermon Summary and Discussion Questions | "True Defilement, True Forgiveness"

This Sunday, C.J. continued our series in the Gospel of Mark. In his sermon, True Defilement, True Forgiveness, C.J. expounds for us the ultimate source of impurity and our need for Christ. Below is an outline and summary of the sermon. ...

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Sermon Summary | "A Defining Moment"

This Sunday, C.J. preached from Mark 7:1-13, where the motif of hostility escalates between the religious leaders and Jesus. Below is an outline and summary of the sermon, "A Defining Moment"....

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Sermon Discussion Questions | "A Defining Moment"

Discussion questions for C.J.'s message on Mark 7:1-13...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [A Defining Moment]

On Sunday, C.J. used several superb quotes to further exposit the passage from Mark's gospel....

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Sermon Discussion Questions | "Subtle Signs of a Glorious Savior"

Discussion questions for C.J.'s message on Mark 6:53-56...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [Subtle Signs of a Glorious Savior]

On sunday, C.J. read two excellent quotes during his sermon. ...

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Sermon Discussion Questions | "The Boys in the Boat"

Discussion questions for C.J.'s message on Mark 6:45-52...

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Sermon Summary | "The Boys in the Boat"

A summary of C.J.'s sermon on Mark 6:45-52...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [The Boys in the Boat]

In his sermon on Sunday, C.J. quoted several excellent Bible scholars whose words served to magnify the glory of Jesus Christ. ...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [Feeding the Five Thousand]

This past Sunday, C.J. read several excellent quotes to expound this passage about Jesus feeding the five thousand. ...

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Sermon Summary | "Jesus' Mission and Ours"

A summary of Jeff Purswell's sermon on Mark 6:6b-30...

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Sermon Discussion Questions | "Jesus' Mission and Ours"

Discussion questions for Jeff's message on Mark 6:6b-30...

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Additional Resources | "Who then is this?" The Gospel According to Mark

Resources for further study on the book of Mark....

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Sermon Summary | "A Gracious Warning"

Summary of CJ Mahaney's sermon on Mark 6:1-6...

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Sermon Outline for Mark 4:35-41: "Something Realer Than Real"

God's Word rightly preached and applied produces transformed lives. That's why we want to do all we can to make sure the effects of a Sunday sermon extend beyond that day, informing our daily thoughts, prayers, and conversation with others. So each week we'll post the sermon outline so that you can quickly revisit the main points of Sunday's message. ...

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Sunday Sermon Quotes [The Beginning of the Gospel]

On Sunday C.J. introduced our church's first gospel series in Mark. Let's pray that in this season we will see and behold the beauty of our Savior and King. And sermon quotes, like the following, will be provided not only stir your memory but inspire your own study of the Gospel according to Mark....

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