Mark contrasts the Solid Rock, Jesus, with the crumbling rock, Peter, through Jesus’ “trial” and Peter’s denials. The truth is that if we aren’t solid in our faith through prayer, Bible study and worship, we stand the very real chance of being like Peter in our everyday lives. We betray him daily when we don’t stand for the truth, when we don’t defend Jesus or when we don’t share the gospel.
Unity That Brings Glory to God Romans 15:5-6 v Unity in ____________________ :5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, v Unity in ____________ :6 …so that with one mind (one accord) and one voice (mouth)… v Unity in _____________ :6 …you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
FOCUS :1-4 We ____________… :5 We have a ________ & __________ future :6, 8 We are always ________________ :7 We live by faith, not ______________! :9 We live to ______________ the Lord :10 We live ________________ in Christ
We look at two people, both close to Jesus, with two different understandings about who he was/is and how to live in light of that- Mary and Judas. We need to be like Mary- all-in no matter the cost to us in time, money, reputation, whatever.
Whose will am I ________________? __________________ for God’s Leading _________________ for God’s Specific Direction _________________ to Life in Christ – Gumby W____________ :12, 22 W____________ :13 W____________ :23
What everyone is _______________________! In ________ Days In ________ Days It was _______ for the Savior’s birth It is time for _______ What everyone can receive as a ________ by faith!
Part 2 of the Olivet Discourse- Jesus continues urging his followers to “stay awake” for his return but don’t focus on the timetable. The job of his followers is to love God with all we have and love others, not figuring out the signs of his return. Stay awake.
Jesus deals with the destruction of the temple and the end of the world. But his focus isn’t on signs that it’s coming. His focus is on his disciples being ready and not being led astray. That should be our focus as well. Stop trying to figure out the signs and, instead, live out the great commandment- love God with everything and love others.
This story, when viewed in context, isn’t about the poor widow at all. It is about judgment on the temple culture by the True Temple, Jesus. Jesus is replacing false religion with the truth of the gospel.
Sermon Outline: God is Holy and Worthy of Praise. Sin falls short of the glory of God. Jesus restores us, to the Glory of God. Speaking to God’s glory. Serving to God’s glory.
Jesus – The Name _______ all Names Jesus is ______________ Jesus is ______________ Jesus is ______________ Do you want to _________ this Jesus in Faith?