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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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Laws, Lies, and Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-3:6)

• Leading Questions • Laws of Control • Lies of Convenience • Lord of Compassion Mark 2:23-3:6 [23] One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. [24] And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” …

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Great Anger, Great Folly, but Greater Grace (Jonah 4)

“But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast …

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Great Responses to Greater Grace (Jonah 2:10-3:10)

Jonah 2:10-3:10 10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land. 3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word …

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A Great Fish, a Great Prayer, but Greater Grace (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

Jonah 1:17-2:10 17  And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 2 Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the …

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A Great Wind (Jonah 1:4-7)

“But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up. Then the mariners were afraid, and each cried out to his god. And they hurled the cargo that was in the ship into the sea to lighten it for them. But Jonah had …

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The Purpose of Prayer (2 Th 1:3-12)

“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are …

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The ‘End’ of 1 Peter (1 Pet 5:6-14)

1 Peter 5:6–14 6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the …

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From Legalism to Grace – Valerie Elliot Shepherd

From Legalism to Grace Overcoming our Idols and Resting in God A Dessert and Tea with Valerie Elliot Shepard Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Augustine North Community Center 201 Monument Drive, Stafford, VA 22554   Born February 27th, 1955 in Shell Mera, Ecuador, Valerie was the only daughter of missionary parents, Elisabeth and Jim Elliot.  Valerie has spent 29 …

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Jesus the Apostle and Great High Priest (Heb 3:1-5:10)

Having shown Jesus’ unique lordship in God’s self-revealing and all-restoring purpose, the writer narrows down his lens to focus on his Apostleship and High Priesthood. These are the ministries of the Messiah on which he concentrates in the rest of his letter. Just as Moses, and Joshua after him, were to lead the children oflsrael out of Egypt, through the …

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