All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Faith’

Running the Race (Heb 12:1-2)

Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders, and the sin that so easily entangles.  Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith; who for the joy set before him …

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The Wreckless Waste of Worry (Matthew 6:25-34)

Matthew 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and …

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By Whose Authority? (Luke 20:1-8)

20 One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up 2 and said to him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” 3 He answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell …

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When It’s Best to Be the Worst Guy in Town (Luke 18:9-14)

Luke 18:9-14 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other …

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The Heart of the Matter (Mark 7:1-23)

Mark 7:1-23 [1] Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, [2] they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. [3] (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the …

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You Give Them Something to Eat (Mark 6:30-52)

Mark 6:30-52 [30] The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. [31] And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. [32] And they went away in the boat to a …

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‘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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Let us Strive to Enter that Rest (Hebrews 4)

Hebrews 4 1Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. 3 For we who have believed …

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The Petitions of Prayer

““And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father …

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