Gospel of Mark - (9-16)

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  1. The Transfiguration - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:2-13The Transfiguration was the divine confirmation of his status as Messiah and of the necessity for Jesus to suffer death before he received his revealed glory)
  2. The Disciples Stumped - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:14-29 - Unbelief hindered the ability of Jesus to heal and deliver some afflicted persons, not any lack of fasting or other ritualistic practices)
  3. The Meaning of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:30-37 - To the Messiah or his disciple means self-sacrificial service on behalf of the insignificant)
  4. Faithful and Unfaithful Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:38-50Disciples of Jesus must live in conscious service of others, especially of the weak. To abuse the weak is what it means for a disciple to become one whose “salt is salt-less")
  5. A Question about Divorce - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:1-16Opponents question Jesus about divorce in order to trap him. He, in turn, uses it to teach the higher ways of the Kingdom of God")
  6. The Young Rich Man - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:17-31To follow Jesus means to surrender one’s entire life, past, present, and future, and to walk wherever he leads, no questions asked)
  7. His Imminent Death - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:32-34Jesus was “on the way” to Jerusalem where he would suffer arrest, trial and execution)
  8. Greatness in the Kingdom of God - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:35-45Jesus taught that to be a true member of the kingdom of God necessitates a life of self-sacrificial service to others, not power over them)
  9. Blind Bar-Timaeus Saved - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:46-52Jesus restores the sight of a blind beggar while he is “on the way” to his death in the city of Jerusalem)
  10. The Triumphal Entrance - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:1-11The destination of Jesus at the end of his journey was the Temple. The events of his final week all centered on the Temple)
  11. A Barren Fig Tree and the Fruitless Temple - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 11:12-26The cursing of a barren fig tree by Jesus symbolized the coming destruction the Temple because of the fruitlessness of the nation)
  12. The Temple Setting of the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 12:41-44The Olivet Discourse was given at the end of the public ministry of Jesus after his final departure from the Temple and several days of growing conflict with the Temple authorities)
  13. The Geographic Scope of the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse describes events set in two different geographic settings – regional and universal)
  14. Deceivers and Tumults - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 14:4-14 - The Olivet Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who will deceive many with false expectations about the end of the age)
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