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“More Than You Expected…” – Mark 12:35-37

More Than You Expected In Mark 12:35-37 Jesus presses his victory over the Sanhedrin forward by exposing their ignorance and their reluctance to acknowledge Him as the Anointed Son of David and the Exalted Son of God.

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January 26 2014 | Blog | Comments Off on “More Than You Expected…” – Mark 12:35-37

“The Whole Law” – Mark 12:28-34

The Whole Law Mark 12:28-34 contains the final attack from the Sanhedrin against Jesus on Tuesday of Passion Week. In this passage Jesus answers one of the most fundamental questions that faces everyone of us on a daily basis: What does God want from me?

In short, God wants two things from you, 1) That you would love Him with all of your heart, 2) That you would love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.

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January 19 2014 | Blog | Comments Off on “The Whole Law” – Mark 12:28-34

“The Sanity of Faith” – Mark 12:18-27

The Sanity of Faith I was glad to get back to Mark’s gospel this week with Chapter 12, verses 18-27. This is a portion of Scripture about the sanity of faith, which is best contrasted with the insanity of unbelief.

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January 14 2014 | Blog | Comments Off on “The Sanity of Faith” – Mark 12:18-27

“Render Unto Caesar” – Mark 12:13-17

Render Unto Caesar This morning we covered verses 13-17 of Mark 12 with Jesus famous statement that we are to “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesars and to God the things that are God’s.” The main point that Jesus is making in this story is that Submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ includes submission the governing authorities.

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December 15 2013 | Blog | Comments Off on “Render Unto Caesar” – Mark 12:13-17

“Rebellion in the Vineyard” – Mark 12:1-12

Rebellion in the Vineyard

We had a very snowy night and an icy morning here at Cool Community Church, that didn’t stop us from continuing on with Mark’s gospel, specifically with chapter 12, verses 1-12.

This is the second major parable in Mark and as such it serves to press the story of Jesus’ conflict with the Sanhedrin forward by exposing their rebellion against God.

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December 08 2013 | Blog | Comments Off on “Rebellion in the Vineyard” – Mark 12:1-12

“By What Authority” – Mark 11:27-33

By What Authority This morning we finished up chapter of 11 of Mark with a conflict between Jesus and the Sanhedrin over authority. Verses 27-33 bring out three aspects of the authority of Jesus, 1) Jesus Authority is Unequaled, 2) Jesus Authority is Unsurpassed, 3) Jesus Authority is Unassailable.

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December 01 2013 | Blog | Comments Off on “By What Authority” – Mark 11:27-33

Tearing Down the Temple

Tearing Down the TempleMark 11:15-19 has traditionally been known as the cleansing of the temple, however I believe that a better title for this portion of Scripture is “Tearing Down the Temple”. It is the absolute rejection of all works based religion, man-centered religion. Jesus brings three charges against the Temple and all that it stood for 1) The extortion of the least, 2) The condemnation of the last, 3) The Exclusion of the lost.

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November 24 2013 | Blog | Comments Off on Tearing Down the Temple

“The Barren Fig Tree” – Mark 11:12-14, 20-25

The Barren Fig Tree

Mark 11:12-25 is a classic example of Mark’s use of “sandwiching” two stories together. Verses 12-14 begin the story of the cursing of the fig tree, verses 15-19 interrupt the flow by inserting the story of Jesus cleansing the temple and verses 20-25 pick the story back up with the discovery of the withered tree. Mark’s point in bringing both of these stories together is that they are meant to be interpreted in light of one another. Just as the fig tree was barren and therefore cursed, so to the temple was a barren institution with no real fruit and was therefore under the curse of God.

This morning I preached on the beginning and end of this sandwich with verses 12-14 & 20-25.

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November 18 2013 | Blog | Comments Off on “The Barren Fig Tree” – Mark 11:12-14, 20-25

The King is Coming – Mark 11:1-11

The King is ComingMark 11 begins a new phase in the ministry of Jesus as he transitions from the “journey of discipleship” directly into the passion. In verses 1-11 Jesus makes an unmistakably clear case for his Kingship over the Jewish people, which eventually results in his crucifixion.

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November 10 2013 | Blog | Comments Off on The King is Coming – Mark 11:1-11

“Lord, I Want to See” – Mark 10:46-52

lord_i_want_to_see_std_t Last Sunday I finished preaching through Mark 10, which concludes the journey of discipleship that Jesus embarked on with the disciples in chapter 8. The journey ends in the same way that it began, with Jesus opening the eyes of a man who could not see.

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November 05 2013 | Blog | Comments Off on “Lord, I Want to See” – Mark 10:46-52

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