Author: John Mark
Theme: Jesus, the SERVANT
Key Verse: Mark 10:45
1. Key word is "straightway", used 40 times
2. Mark give attention to the miracles of Jesus as he presents Jesus as SERVANT
3. The public life of Jesus is stressed
4. There are very few references to the Old Testament
5. Mathew, Mark, Luke are called SYNOPTIC gospels (to see, to look together)
Chapter 1 - The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ
A. The Preaching of John the Baptist
a. His Prophetic Identification - Mark 1:2-3, last of the old testament prophets
b. His baptism message - Mark 1:4-5
c. His style - Mark 1:6
d. His following - Mark 1:5
e. His personal introduction of Jesus - Mark 1:7-8
Read About John the Baptist in Matthew 3:1-12; Luke 3:1-20; John 1:15-34
B. The coming of Jesus of Nazareth
a. His baptism Mark 1:9-10
b. His temptation - Mark 1:12-13
c. His first Galilean ministry - Mark 1:14-45
1. Call of Peter and Andrew - Mark 1:16-20
2. Miracle at Capernaum - Mark 1:21-28
3. Peter's mother-in-law healed - Mark 1:29-31
4. Demons cast out - Mark 1:32-34
5. His preaching tour - Mark 1:35-39
6. Leper healed - Mark 1:40-45
Who is in authority?
Who is the spokesman for Christianity?
Who do we listen to?
Jude 1:2 attributes of God
Mercy, Peace, Love
Jude 1:4 false prophets
Jude 1:11 personal lives
Three lives, with three warnings
Cain, Balaam, and Korah
sad endings to three lives, if you don't do things God's way, life is difficult
Apostate - do things your own way, rebel against God's authority
God uses Jesus to speak to us
Jesus is the authority
To find out more about Jesus - look in the Bible
Cain - natural man, agriculture, outdoors
Sacrifice of his labor - crops
followed his own ideas
God called him back - he said no
Abel - man of God,
Sacrifice of the parents - animal
followed the example of Adam and Eve set in the Bible
God was pleased
Balaam - error that turned into doctrine
a hired minister
did what other authorities (King Balak) asked of him
preached what he was told
led Israel to sin for his own reward
followed the wrong authority
Balaam Doctrine - knew the warnings of God about keeping a separated life
live like Jew and not the world
preached intermarriage with other tribes was acceptable
preached that Israelite's should marry others to weaken the Jewish culture for King Balak
Korah - wanted authority for his own glory, not God
Moses and Aaron were the spokesman for God but Korah wanted leadership role too
introduced himself as a leader to follow instead of Moses
250 elders followed
questioned Moses authority and the authority of God in the wilderness
Who are the followers of God?
Doing things God's way
Speaking God's truth
Recognizing God as authority
Why is the Bible so important?
Learn about Jesus - the spokesman for God
Warnings to live by
Double check for the truth in everything
The Bible is a book of warnings. There are warnings everywhere! Warnings keep us safe.
Jude 3 & 4
Contend ... for the faith
Delivered ... unto the Saints
Faith ... turning from
Turning away from God
Following a false teacher
2 Peter 2: 18-20
not the word
living in error
servants of corruption
great sermons, but false teachings
"The Gospel of Jesus Christ offers a release from the corruption of the world, but these false teachers have changed the moral practices to accommodate the immoral practices of the day." "The belief that we have to bring the Bible up to date to the world we live in.....is a bunch of hooey!" Pastor Doug
Jude 4 warns us of trying to meld the world into religion
Cultural acceptance of what the Bible tells us is wrong
Not what the Bible says, it's what society says, is wrong
Melding the word of god into the world of lasciviousness is wrong
2 Peter 1: 1-3
see Him in their works? in their lives?
The one and only authority of Jesus Christ is the Bible. The world may change, but the Bible does not.
Jude 5 old testament warnings
Jude 6 fallen angels who followed Lucifer and not God
Jude 7 God's judgments on sexual sin
The Bible is out and the men with swelling sermons that glorify what men want to do is in....
"People are going to do what they want to do. It's a personal choice. We need to open the doors to everyone and love everyone in the church." The Bible warns against thinking like this!
1 Peter - preparing you to give the gospel of Christ
Delivered = Doctrine = Faith
system of belief
Doctrine of Christ is true and the only truth. One true doctrine presented in the Bible.
Acts 2: 41 & 42 doctrine is consistent with the scriptures
(Acts Chapters 2, 3, & 4 explain overview of the gospel doctrine)
Matthew 28: 19 & 20 chosen apostles
Romans 6:17 by the apostles
Apostles, special group of people, never to come again
Miracles, of God, not of men, God was with them
Romans 16:17 already delivered
2 Timothy 3:16 inspired by God
Ephesians 4:14 maturity
1 Timothy 1:10 healthy
1 Timothy 4:16 saving
Titus 1:9 faithful
Titus 2:1 sound
We adjust to God and God does not adjust to us.
Contend for our freedom - as Americans
Contend for our faith - as Christians
contend for the faith
the faith is contentious
One God - Lord of all
One Faith - believe
One Baptism - into the body of Christ
One Belief - universal body of believers
One day we will all be unified in faith and Jesus Christ, resurrection.
Examples of those who contended for the faith........
Early Apostles gave their lives for what they believed, the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Steven - Acts 5
James - James Chapter1
Peter - 1 Peter 3: 14 & 15,
Reformation-ists, reformers, gave their lives for their faith.
Could you die for faith?
Do you believe the word?
The Scriptures are from God, authenticity.
Bible is not optional in faith.
Believe the word.
Are you in the Bible?
Preach from the Bible
Teach the Bible
Share the Bible
Do you believe the Scriptures?
Scriptures do not contradict
throughout the Bible, all scriptures agree
authentic word of God
Scriptures found in the Bible
supported by multiple scriptures
Many verses with one focus
Don't take the word of anyone without checking and double checking the word of the Bible.
Jude 1:3, emphasis "the faith delivered by the saints"
established in "the faith"
1 Corinthians 16:13
stand fast in what you believe
Christians should know what they believe
they need to be able to tell others why they stand on certain principles
gospel of faith
stand up for the gospel message
stay in the doctrine
doctrine is central to the foundation of what we believe
1 Timothy 1: 2 & 3
what we believe
1 Timothy 4:1
latter times, end times of the apostles
depart from "the faith"
foundation of "the faith"
what we believe
1 Timothy 6:10
erred from the faith
other things replaced your desire to increase your faith
1 Timothy 6:21
drifted too far away from the truth
don't know Bible well enough
don't know what is true
fall for the lies of society and the world
11 Timothy 3: 7 & 8
don't know "the faith" but know the Bible
resisted "the faith"
denominational beliefs....differences in doctrine
one doctrine from the bible, know your bible to weed out the untruth
and false teachings that don't follow "the faith"
11 Timothy 4: 6, 7, & 8
keep "the faith"
what we believe
the doctrine of God
reward for keeping "the faith"
contend for "the faith"
* "the faith" at CBC
The Bible is the inspired Word of God
Jesus Christ is the virgin-born Son of God
Salvation is entirely by Grace
Saved are blessed with eternal life
Eternal judgment for the unsaved
Imminent return of Jesus Christ
The book of Jude was the last epistle accepted into the Canon.
Jude was the half brother of Jesus, but he calls himself merely "a servant of Christ". He became a follower of Jesus Christ after the resurrection. (Other brothers and sisters of Jesus never believed.)
Jude began to see a drift in the early church away from sound doctrine-Jude 1:4. He wrote the book of Jude in response to believers who were floundering.
Jude is written to believers-Jude 1:1
The beginning of Jude explains three key concepts of Christianity:
1. Believers are sanctified by God.
Permanent position, prepared, set apart by God the Father, in a unique way, in contrast to the world believers in Christ are different
John 15 "in the world but not of the world"
John 17:17 sanctification process
Ephesians 5:26 being in the word of God, truth
2 Timothy 2:21 preparation for the work of God by studying the word of God
1 Peter 1:2 believers are becoming a a different person, new in Christ
2. Believers are preserved in Jesus Christ.
Sealed, in Christ Jesus, saved, eternally kept, process of eternal life, kept for the purposes of God, eternity
2 Peter 1:4 promises of God are forever
John 1:1 word of God is eternal
2 Timothy 4:18 preserving to heaven, a time yet to come
John 10:28, 29, 30 given eternal life, new , kept in Jesus Christ, Jesus is unable to be separated from God, "they are one"
2 Corinthians 5:17 new, in Christ, also in God
Ephesians 2:6, 7 heavenly places in Christ Jesus, unified in Christ, ages to come
Colossians 1:28 perfect in Christ Jesus
*did you know there are 365 different denominations of Christianity - one day they will all be together in heaven through Jesus Christ, no divisions, all that will matter is Christ...
3. Believers are called by the Holy Spirit.
Performance, "NO ONE IS CALLED TO DO NOTHING, EVERYONE IS CALLED TO DO SOMETHING!"
John 15:16 called, chosen
Ephesians 4:1 purpose in God, called to do something
1 Thessalonians 2:12 worthy of God, worthy of your calling
2 Timoty 1:8-12 holy calling, God's purpose for us, appointed, serving God