Mark :: Servant King :: Series 1
Mark Service King - The Power of Disbelief
TRUTH: Our own disbelief often limits the power of Jesus • February 24, 2019 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Our own disbelief often limits the power of Jesus Disbelief often comes when… 1. We are surprised Mark 6:2a :: And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, 2. We think we know Mark 6:2b-3a :: saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” 3. We are offended by truth Mark 6:3b :: And they took offense at him. 4. We set Jesus in a box Mark 6:5 :: And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.
Mark Service King - Overcomers!
TRUTH: Our faith coupled with Jesus power helps us overcome! • February 17, 2019 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Our faith coupled with Jesus power helps us overcome! An overcomer knows… 1. Only Jesus can help! Mark 5:22a :: Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, Mark 5:26 :: and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 2. I am not worthy of His help! Mark 5:22b :: and seeing him, he fell at his feet Mark 5:33 :: But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 3. Jesus is powerful Mark 5:29 :: And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. Mark 5:42 :: And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 4. Jesus power does not discriminate Mark 5:22a :: Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, Mark 5:25 :: And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years,
Mark Service King - Faith Defeats Fear!
TRUTH: Jesus power allows faith to rise above fear • February 10, 2019 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Jesus power allows faith to rise above fear 1. Those whose faith recognizes Jesus’ power will run to Him! Mark 5:2 :: And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. Mark 5:6 :: And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. 2. Jesus desires to reward faith! Mark 5:13 :: So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea. 3. Faith stories will often be met with skepticism! Mark 5:17 :: And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region. 4. The reward of faith must be told Mark 5:20 :: And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.
Mark Servant King - The Laboratory
TRUTH: Our God is a perfecting God, not a pampering God • February 3, 2019 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Our God is a perfecting God, not a pampering God 1. Circumstances distract us Mark 4:38 :: But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 2. The power of God is immeasurably great Mark 4:39 :: And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 3. Fear and faith are opposites Mark 4:40 :: He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 4. Fear God alone Mark 4:41 :: And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
Mark Servant King - Dirt Matters!
TRUTH: Only good soil will produce fruit • January 27, 2019 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Only good soil will produce fruit What kind of soil am I cultivating… 1. Hard-hearted Mark 4:4 :: And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Mark 4:15 :: And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. 2. Shallow Mark 4:5 :: Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. Mark 4:16-17 :: And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. 3. Distracted Mark 4:7 :: Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. Mark 4:18-19 :: And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 4. Fruitful Mark 4:8 :: And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” Mark 4:20 :: But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”
Mark Servant King - Adopted
TRUTH: Jesus makes adoption into God’s family possible! • January 13, 2019 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Jesus makes adoption into God’s family possible! Being a part of the family of God is… 1. Spiritual, not physical Mark 3:33:: And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 2. Faithful, not successful Mark 3:34 :: And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 3. Willful, not accidental Mark 3:35 :: For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”
Mark Servant King - The Warning
TRUTH: Jesus graciously provides warnings for our benefit • January 6, 2019 • Jason Smith
TRUTH: Jesus graciously provides warnings for our benefit The unforgivable sin… 1. Isn’t committed in an instant Mark 3:22 :: And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” Mark 3:30 :: for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” 2. Isn’t possible in Christ Mark 3:27-28 :: But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house. “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter 3. Isn’t final until death Mark 3:29 :: but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”