Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2012’

‘Course He Isn’t Safe. But He’s Good. He’s the King (Mark 4:35-41)

•  Wrong interpretations will ALWAYS lead you down the wrong path •  From fear to fear instead of faith to faith •  True power over the true storm Mark 4:35-41 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the …

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The Purpose of Preaching in Parables (and the point) (Mark 4:1-34)

The Purpose of Parables Stated negatively (vv. 10-12) Stated positively (vv. 21-25) The Point(s) of Parables In general Individually Mark 4:1-34 (ESV) Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea …

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Entering Their World

Tripp encourages us to recognize a “God-given entry gate” in to a particular person’s experience of the situation, problem, or relationship. It is not what I think the person is struggling with but listening to what the person states they see as the problem. You can recognize entry gates by listening with purpose and focusing on the person in the …

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Lunatic, Liar, or Lord? (Mark 3:20-35)

The great dilemma: – Lunatic? – Liar? – Lord? Mark 3:20-35 [20] Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. [21] And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.” [22] And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem …

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The Gospel Changes Individuals and Community (Mark 3:7-19)

• Jesus interacts with individuals on the basis of Grace alone (7-12) • Jesus builds a community on the foundations of Grace alone (13-19) “Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great crowd followed, from Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from around Tyre and Sidon. When the great crowd …

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The Wonderful Counselor

Four words represent four aspects of a personal ministry relationship, four ways to serve as ambassador in someone’s life:  Love, Know, Speak, and Do.[1]  These are not phases but elements of biblical ministry.  Love highlights the importance of relationship in the process of change.  Know has to do with getting acquainted with the people God sends our way.  Speak involves …

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