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The book of Mark 3:1-6 Compassion Leads to Intercession

In tonight’s study we find that the conflict between the Pharisees and Jesus over the Sabbath comes to it’s boiling point when a man with a “withered hand” entered the synagogue. The Pharisees watched Jesus closely with an eye of accusation to see if they could find something He would do wrong, Jesus looked at the man...

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Clarity or Intimacy

Being surrounded is often a reason to surrender. We have all watched TV shows or movies in which the police have found the location of a criminal, they surround the location and then shout out “You are surrounded, come out with your hands up!” Being surrounded usually means that there is no place to go,...

July 5, 2013July 5, 2013by
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The book of Mark: 2:23-28 “Lord of the Sabbath”

In our last time together we started to see how each move that Jesus made was being watched, examined and questioned by the scribes and the Pharisees. He touched a leper, a man that was considered unclean due to his illness; He forgave the sins of a paralyzed man rather than just healing him; He...

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The book of Mark: 2:13-22 “Breaking With Tradition”

This week our study reveals the “inappropriateness” of Jesus’ actions. He was not sinfully inappropriate but rather societally inappropriate. There were traditions and religious expectations that had been added to the Law of God that were not from His heart or for His glory. Jesus purposefully did works, made statements and chose apostles and friends that...

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The Book of Mark: 1:29-39 “Healing, Praying, Preaching”

We finished our last class by talking about Mark’s record of Jesus’ first preaching in Capernaum followed immediately by the first miracle that Mark records, Jesus’ healing of a demon-possessed man. Both His teaching and the miracle caused the people in Capernaum to be “astonished” at Jesus’ authority. They recognized that He didn’t teach like...

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The Book of Mark: 1:16-28 “The Call To Follow & Jesus’ Authority”

In our first two weeks of studying the book of Mark we have moved very quickly through the ministry of John the Baptist, Jesus’ baptism, His being “driven” by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness for 40 days of fasting and to be tempted by Satan, John’s arrest and the beginning of Jesus’ three years of ministry....

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Matthew 26- More Than a Slap in the Face

This morning I was reading Matthew 26, the account of Jesus’ arrest and trial before the high priest, scribes, and elders. We are most aware of Jesus’ crucifixion and the visuals of the nails, the cross, and the crown of thorns; they are both familiar and precious to us, especially during this season of the...

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