When anxiety is high, truth is often low. In the anxious events recorded during Jesus’ trial, we see lies and denial, yet Jesus remains true. He knows and reveals his identity, which is means grace for us. Outline …the sheep will be scattered (vv53-54) Anxiety and Lies (vv55-65) Anxiety and Denial (vv66-72) Lies, Truth, and Grace
In this message, we hear some of Jesus most troubling words, as he prepares his followers for the greatest distress of history—and the mission that will follow. Outline Mountain Top View (vv1-4) Signs and Suffering (vv5-13) Greatest distress (vv14-23) The Son Comes (vv24-32) Watch (vv33-37) The Mission of the Son Revealed
Who do you say Jesus is? This is the question. As we return to Mark’s gospel, this is the question Jesus asks his followers. But the answer he gives is surprising. Outline Almost seeing (8:22-33) Follow Me (8:34-9:1) Sight! (9:2-13) Follow Him
When you hear a warning of something concerning coming your way, do you stay or do you go? In this passage, as we continue our journey with Jesus, we will hear him talking about the cross, the turning point of history. It brings judgement on the world and ushers in the Kingdom of God. Jesus calls us to escape the world and find refuge in him. Outline The Kingdom of God (Daniel 2:44, 7:13-14) … is among you (Luke 17:20-21) …comes through suffering (17:22-25) …comes with sudden judgment (17:26-37) Living now in the Kingdom
Safe as houses? You will live in uncertain times People will lead astray The earth will shake You’ll be hated But the Son of Man reigns He is with us He is reigning And he’ll bring salvation! Signs of uncertain times …remind us to watch Where is your certainty?