Mark :: Servant King :: Series 2

Mark Servant King - Drowning the Lifeguard

October 27, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Because Jesus was rejected, I can be a part of His Kingdom I would do well to remember… 1. Who owns it Mark 12:1 :: And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. 2. A harvest is expected Mark 12:2 :: When the season came, he sent a servant[a] to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3, The son is coming to get it Mark 12:6 :: He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 4. Those who reject the Son will be destroyed Mark 12:9a :: What will the owner of the vineyard do? 5. Anyone who accepts the Son can be a part of it Mark 12:9b :: He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others.

Mark Servant King - Caught in the Middle

October 20, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Jesus requires everyone to make a choice 1. To believe Jesus or not Mark 11:28 :: and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” 2. To answer Jesus or not Mark 11:30 :: Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” 3. To fear Jesus more than others Mark 11:32 :: But shall we say, ‘From man’?”—they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet.

Mark Servant King - Fruit & Faith

October 13, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Fruitless or corrupt faith will not be tolerated in the Kingdom Jesus will not tolerate… 1. Those who are fruitless on the outside Mark 11:14 :: And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. 2. Those who are corrupt on the inside Mark 11:17 :: And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” 3. Faith that is filled with doubt Mark 11:24 :: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 4. Forgiveness that is not passed on Mark 11:25 :: And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Mark Servant King - The Arrival

October 6, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Jesus is the King who saves people from sin With His entry into Jerusalem, Jesus makes clear… 1. I am King! Mark 11:7-8 :: And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 2. I am Savior! Mark 11:9-10 :: And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” 3. I am God’s son! Mark 11:11 :: And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

Mark Servant King - Don’t Miss the One

September 29, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Jesus won’t forget the one When in need, know that… 1. Jesus can help Mark 10:47 :: And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 2. How we approach Him matters Mark 10:47 :: And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 3. Others shouldn’t deter our persistence Mark 10:48 :: And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 4. Jesus wants to help Mark 10:51 :: And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 5. Faith makes all the difference Mark 10:52 :: And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.

Mark Servant King - Resolute Service

September 22, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: A follower of Jesus serves regardless of where that service may lead. Properly serving Jesus will… 1. Have others asking questions. Mark 10:32 :: And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 2. Require focus. Mark 10:33 :: saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 3. Leave no room for selfishness. Mark 10:35 :: And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 4. Have distractions from others. Mark 10:41 :: And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 5. Call us out of cultural norms. Mark 10:42 :: And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 6. Potentially lead us to persecution. Mark 10:45 :: For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark Servant King - Kingdom Kids

September 15, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: Youth are uniquely positioned to trust Jesus 1. They are still reliant Mark 10:13 :: And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 2. They have not accumulated idols Mark 10:22 :: Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 3. They still believe the impossible is possible Mark 10:27 :: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 4. They are not settled in comfort Mark 10:30 :: who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.

Mark Servant King - Making Marriage Matter

September 8, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: A Christ-follower will allow marriage to bring God glory in a broken culture. 1. Godliness is better than lawfulness in marriage. Mark 10:2 :: And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 2. Brokenness in marriage can be redeemed by God. Mark 10:4 :: They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 3. Following God’s ideal will bring Him the most glory. Mark 10:9 :: What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 4. Holding marriage as a forever covenant brings God glory. Mark 10:11-12 :: And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Mark Servant King - Becoming Great

September 1, 2019 • Jason Smith

TRUTH: The road to being Gospel-centered is obstructed by pride. Pride keeps me from… 1. Hearing Mark 9:32 :: But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him. 2. Serving Mark 9:35 :: And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.” 3. Recognizing others Mark 9:39 :: But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 4. Fearing Hell Mark 9:49 :: For everyone will be salted with fire.