Walking with Jesus in the Gospel by Mark

  • Seeing Jesus in Mark
    (#01)

    Date: Jan 2, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1

    The Bible is the ONLY Book for EVERY person in ANY situation for ALL of Life! It contains light to direct you, food to sustain you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's chart. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of Hell disclosed.

  • Mining for Gold in the Gospels
    (#02)

    Date: Jan 16, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1

    Today I would like to go on a treasure hunt with all of you. Most of us have at one time or another read or heard about some of the great treasure finds of history. From the golden treasures of Ancient Pharahonic Egypt, in King Tut's tomb to the fabled lost gold of the Incas we have thought about what it must be like to first stumble on hidden treasure. But did you know the single largest buried treasure ever unearthed was not too far from us in the state of Nevada? This is a page from recent American history that is worth repeating and helping us as we start in our study of the Gospel by Mark. Let me share with you the secret of mining for gold in the Gospel by Mark as you open with me to Mark 1.

  • How to Find Treasure in the Word
    (#03)

    Date: Jan 30, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1

    Mark's gospel is the apostle Peter recounting the greatest story ever told. If you will let him, Mark will let you see, feel and experience what it was like to have God in a body, right here on earth. Marks gospel is a dramatic, vivid, full of color action packed video that takes us on an eyewitnesses journey with none other than the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ. Have you started turning shovels of blessings into gold from the Gospels?

  • Who Was Mark?
    (#04)

    Date: Feb 13, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1

    First, MARK'S GOSPEL IS EXCITING. Why? Because it is the apostle Peter recounting the greatest story ever told. If you will let him, Mark will let you see, feel and experience what it was like to walk around Israel watching God in a body, right here on earth. This gospel is Peter's dramatic, vivid, full of color action packed video that takes us on an eye witness journey with none other than the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ.

  • Meet John The Baptist
    (#05)

    Date: Feb 27, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1

    Today, may I introduce you to the greatest saint who ever lived? Jesus called him that. Great saints are like giant markers that point the world to God. In the world's eyes, such things as being born into a famous, wealthy, or influential family bring a certain measure of greatness simply by heritage. Earning a great deal of money is another mark of the world's greatness, as are academic degrees, expertise in some field, outstanding athletic ability, artistic talent, high political or military office, and other such things. By those criteria, however, even Jesus Christ was not great. Though He manifested surpassing wisdom and power. He was born into a quite ordinary family, His father being a simple carpenter. Even after He was grown, Jesus did not own a business, a herd of cattle or sheep, a house, or even a tent. He had little, if any, formal education, no political office, no artistic accomplishments-in short, almost no marks of what the world considers greatness .

  • Baptism: John's and Christ's
    (#06)

    Date: Mar 5, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1:4-8

    Today, let's join the crowds trudging out toward the Dead Sea, listen with me at the back of this massive group of people listening as John the Baptist preaches. They have come into the region to the immediate W of the Dead Sea—an utterly barren desert. This area was known as the realm of the Jewish sect of the Essenes, and they had significant communities in this region. Of course, there is no biblical evidence to suggest that John was in any way connected with that sect. John also seems to have preached near the northern end of this region, close by where the Jordan flows into the Dead Sea, rather than midway down the shore.

  • The Baptism of Jesus
    (#07)

    Date: Mar 12, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1:9-11

    One of the richest studies for a disciple of Jesus is to follow His days in the Gospels. If you read closely the New Testament record you find a reference to specific days in the ministry of Jesus. When Jesus was baptized He was "fulfilling all righteousness" as Matthew 3:15 states it. So baptism was Jesus identifying Himself with sinners. On the Cross, he would bear their sins; and His perfect righteousness will be imputed to them (2 Cor. 5:21). But in God's perfect plan this act of baptism was a necessary part of the work of Jesus for those who would be saved.

  • The Temptation of Jesus
    (#08)

    Date: Mar 19, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1:12-13

    The 3rd great event in the earthly life of Christ was His Temptation. This event is perhaps one of the most vital as we seek to love and follow Jesus all our days. Why? Jesus met and defeated Satan as a man. And against the bleak panorama of the Judean Wilderness we see this beautiful sight, a totally obedient servant who wins the battle because He obeys the Word of His Father in Heaven. So can we!

  • The Message of Jesus Christ
    (#09)

    Date: Mar 26, 2000 | Passage: Mark 1:14-15

    As believers, one of the greatest privileges we have is knowing and sgaring the message of Jesus. What is the message of Jesus? In a moment we will examine it word by word from Mark 1. But before that, think of the wonderful change that the message of Jesus has brought. What a wonderful change in my life has been wrought, since Jesus came into my heart. I have light in my soul for which long I had sought, since Jesus came into my heart!

  • God's Appointed Day
    (#10)

    Date: Apr 16, 2000 | Passage: Mark 11:1-10

    Tensions were the highest anyone had ever known. People everywhere were talking about Lazarus who was dead and now he is alive, Bartimaeus who had been a blind fixture by the roadside as predictably as the morning. And now he could see and was he ever sure how he regained his sight. And then there were the crowds who had witnessed miraculous feedings and healings . . . Well it is Sunday, 10th of Nissan in AD30, Jesus Christ is leaving a small village 2 miles outside Jerusalem called Bethany.

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