The Journey: Following the Servant King
The Gospel According to Mark
The Secret Society of Saints
#45 - Mark 15:37-47 • November 26, 2017 • John Anderson
In this passage we see the fulfillment of the prophecy found in Isaiah 53:9 which says, "And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; . . . . " One of the secret followers of Jesus had great concern that His body be properly buried, and it brought him out in the open. Wonder what it would take to bring many "secret" Christians out in the open today?
Thank God for His Unspeakable Gift!
#44 - Mark 15:16-39 2 Cor. 9:15 • November 19, 2017 • John Anderson
Considering all that Jesus did when He died for our sins on Calvary, we should realize afresh that He did it all FOR ME! This should cause us to offer sincere thanks to God for His mercy, love and grace.
Pilate on Trial
#43 - Mark 15:1-15 • November 19, 2017 • John Anderson
In this account of the Roman trials of Jesus by Pilate, along with Herod, we see the worst of man, but the best of God being acted out. Just like Pilate, we all must ask ourselves the most important question, "What will you do with Jesus?"
The Just Meets Injustice
#42 - Mark 14:53-65 • November 12, 2017 • John Anderson
Prior to going to the cross to atone for the sins of the world, Jesus faced three unjust trials: 3 by the religious leaders of the Jews, and 3 by the Roman civil authorities. In each case they were characterized by falsehood and trumped up charges. But our Lord suffered through it all to satisfy God's plan of salvation. Oh, what a Savior!
Three Strikes and You're . . .
#41 • November 12, 2017 • John Anderson
From the life of the Apostle Peter and his numerous failings during the passion of the Lord Jesus, we learn several lessons concerning the fact that failure is not final with God. He is the God of the second chance and His mercy is new every morning!
#40 - Mark 14:32-42 • November 5, 2017 • John Anderson
To purchase our redemption, Jesus had to drink of "the cup." Just what was this cup mentioned so many times throughout scripture? From Mark's gospel and many other selected passages from God's Word, we'll examine the nature and importance of Jesus accepting the cup of God's wrath.
Looking At The First Supper
#39 - Mark 14:10-16 • November 5, 2017 • John Anderson
The local church is commanded to keep two ordinances - baptism and the Lord's Supper. Today we look at the Lord's Supper as Jesus instituted it in the Upper Room with His disciples, and examine four "looks" that are inherent in it.
Breaking Your Box
#38 - Mark 14:-11 • October 15, 2017 • John Anderson
In this passage, Mary breaks her alabaster box filled with expensive ointment and pours it on the Lord Jesus, fully realizing His coming sacrifice for the sins of the world. We all have a "box" - something we care deeply for and which represents our life. Are we willing to surrender our all, the most important things in our life, to honor and bring glory to our Savior?
A Global WARNING!
#37 - Mark 13:14-37 • October 15, 2017 • John Anderson
What does God reveal in His Word about the events to come during the Tribulation and immediately afterward? In gripping and terrifying detail, Mark's gospel tells us about how God will judge Israel and all the earth in that day. We should serve with a sense of urgency to witness to our world about the saving grace of God before it is too late!
Lord, Give Us A Sign!
#36 - Mark 13:1-13 Matthew 24 and 25 • October 8, 2017 • John Anderson
This is Jesus' response to the question of the some of the disciples concerning the timing of the fulfillment of His prediction concerning the destruction of the Temple. Jesus gives them several signs, all of which still continue during our day! We need to serve God with great urgency today, knowing that the return of Jesus is near!
Answer Or Argument?
#35 - Mark 12:13-40 • October 8, 2017 • John Anderson
In this passage, three groups of Israel's religious leaders approach Jesus with questions for the purpose of trapping Him. They hoped Jesus would appear rebellious to the Roman government, disobedient to the law of Moses, or to look like just another religious figure and not the Son of God. Jesus silenced them all with the truth of God's Word. That truth brings a responsibility to us all to heed and obey!
#34 - Mark 11:27-12:12 • October 1, 2017 • John Anderson
Just a few days before His sacrificial death on the cross, Jesus once again confronts the Jewish religious leaders with their continued rejection of His deity and authority from God. He reminds them that "You must be broken on the Stone, or the Stone will break you!"