Steven Lancaster • Marion Bible Fellowship • Sermon • • 18 views • 1:19:59
In Mark 7 we encounter Christ and His disciples being challenged by the religious authority in regards to the questions of which comes first, tradition or God’s commandments? Additionally, we learn that The Redeemer of Israel will come first to the Jew then to the Gentile, but Christ is in fact the savior of the World.
Steven Kirkham • Marion Bible Fellowship • Sermon • • 11 views • 1:13:45
Mark 7-9: Continuing in the study of the Gospel of Mark, escatological beliefs of Peter and the disciples are put to the test as Christ reveals that he must die and be raised from the dead three days after. Additionally, religious community members request more miraculous signs from Christ as he feeds the five thousand and then again the four thousand. We see Christ’s miraculous ministry taking place in private, and Christ’s transfiguration. The signs of the end times are also discussed with consideration of who the messanger of Christ is as it relates to Malachi chapter 3 and 4.
The Gospel According to Mark
Pastor Steven Lancaster • Marion Bible Fellowship • Sermon • • 6 views • 1:15:49
In Mark chapter 8, we see that the disciples have a moment of insight into the purpose and identity of Jesus, Peter declares, “You are the Christ!” After a brief moment of revelation, Peter’s eschatology, and that of many of the disciples is challenged as Christ then goes on to reveal that He must suffer much and be killed. The ideal of a Savior from Rome is cut off. Later, the differences between the interests of man and the interests of the Lord are represented in stark contrast to one another. This contrast is overcome potentially with great cost when one desires the Lord’s ways above their own.
In Mark 7 Jesus teaches that holiness comes from the inside out, not from the outside in, and then demonstrates it with the Syrophoenician woman and the deaf-mute man. Stephen delves into the radical challenges this apparently simple message presents to traditional religion.