MARK 9-16


The Son of man is delivered up into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and when he is killed, after three days he shall rise again. “


TO JERUSALEM

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Transfiguration – (The Transfiguration was the divine confirmation of his status as Messiah, the Son of Man)

Stumped by Unbelief – (Unbelief prevented the disciples from exorcising a demon)

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Meaning of Discipleship – (To be his disciple means to pursue self-sacrificial service for others)

Faithful and Saltless Disciples – (Faithful disciples receive great rewards, but those that abuse weaker brethren risk Gehenna)

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Questions About Divorce – (Jesus used controversies over divorce to show disciples a higher way)

Young Rich Man – (To follow Jesus means to surrender one’s entire life and go wherever he leads)

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His Impending Death – (The Son of Man was on the way to Jerusalem where he would suffer arrest, trial, and execution)

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Servant of the King – (His disciples are called to lives of self-sacrificial service for others, just as Jesus gave his life a ransom for many)

Blind Bar-Timaeus Saved – (Jesus restored the sight of a blind beggar while on the way to his death in Jerusalem)

Triumphal Arrival – (At the end of his journey, his destination was the Temple in Jerusalem)


Beware that no man deceives you. Many will come in my name, saying, I am he; and will deceive many. “


THE TEMPLE

Fruitless Temple – (The barren fig tree symbolized the fruitlessness of the Temple)

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In the Temple – (Jesus gave his final discourse following his final departure from the Temple – Mark 12:41-13:4.)

Geographic Scope – (Jesus described events set in different geographic settings – regional and universal)

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Wars and Rumors – (Jesus warned about coming deceivers who propagate false expectations about the end)

Repeated Warnings – (Jesus reiterated key information that is necessary for his followers to avoid being misled by deceivers)

Sign of the End – (It will not come until this gospel is proclaimed to all nations)

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Abomination that Desolates – (When the desolating abomination appears, disciples must flee Jerusalem)

THIS Generation – (The generation contemporary with Jesus would see the Temple destroyed )

Budding Fig Tree – (The parable of the budding fig tree pointed to the events leading up to the destruction of the Temple)

Coming on Clouds – (The whole earth will witness the Son of Man arriving on the clouds to gather his elect to himself)

Knowing Times and Seasons – (Did Jesus command his disciples to know the “times and Seasons” of the end?)

The Centurion – (Only in his sacrificial death can the identity of Jesus and the nature of his messiahship be understood)


And when the centurion, who stood by over against him, saw that he so gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.”


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