Scripture: Mark 4:26-34 Key Verse(s): He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything. (v. 34) Observation: This passage from the gospel according to Mark gives us insight into how Jesus taught the crowds. He is presenting a message that is difficult for the people to understand. In order to… Read More Speaking In Parables
Scripture: 2nd Corinthians 4:5-12 Key Verse(s): But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life… Read More We Are…We Are Not…
Scripture: Mark 6:45-56 Key Verse(s): And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried… Read More After the Storm
Scripture: Acts 1:1-11 Key Verse(s): While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way… Read More In the Same Way
Scripture: John 15:9-17 Key Verse(s): You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.… Read More Fast Friends
Scripture: John 15:1-8 Key Verse(s): Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. (v. 2-3) Observation: Jesus uses the relationship between a vine, its branches, and a vinedresser/vinegrower… Read More Cleansing Not Cutting
Scripture: Acts 4:5-12 Key Verse(s): let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. (v. 10) Observation: Peter and John have been arrested for preaching and… Read More Let It Be Known
Scripture: Luke 24:36b-48 Key Verse(s): And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them. (v. 41-43) Observation: According to the gospel of Luke, Jesus appears to more than just the eleven after he is… Read More Marvel Not!
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8 Key Verse(s): But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. (v. 7-8) Observation:… Read More Fill In the Blank
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11 Key Verse(s): Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting: “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord!” (v. 8-9) Analysis: Jesus has come… Read More Humble or Humiliated?