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Mark 01: Introducing the Messiah: First in series on this Gospel Mark 1:1-13 Synopsis
This is the first study in the Gospel of Mark and we discover why the story of Jesus is such 'Good News'.
Keywords
Messiah. Jesus' baptism. Temptation
Other Readings
Isaiah 42:1. Psalm 2:7

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Mark 02: Jesus Becomes Famous Mark 1:14-45 Synopsis
We see an increase in Jesus' authoruty and power in this portion of Scripture. He heals, overcomes evil, and calls people into His Kingdom.
Keywords
Authority over evil. Kingdom of God. Power. Obedience

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Mark 03: Political Point Scoring Mark 2:1-36 Synopsis
Here we find 5 examples of Jesus being under attack by His opponants who wanted to score points against Him. In the story of the healing of the man who was lowered through the roof; calling of Matthew; question of fasting; disciples harvesting on Sabbath; Jesus' question about doing good or evil.
Keywords
Healing. Forgiveness. Authority of Jesus as God Matthew. Fasting. Sabbath

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Mark 04: Understanding The Pharisees Mark 3:7-12 Synopsis
A study on the Pharisees and Scribes in Jesus' day and how God used them to prepare for the coming of Jesus. The danger of being dedicated to rules rather than to Jesus.
Keywords
Hassidim. Torah. 613 commandments. Nicodemus.
Other Readings
Matthew 23:1-7. Ex 13:1-10; 13:11-16. Deut 6:4-9; 11:13-21

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Mark 05: Acceptance and Opposition Mark 3:13-35 Synopsis
In this message we see Jesus chosing the 12 Apostles and receiving the trust and acceptance of some but also the opposition of many, including His own family.
Keywords
Authorizing the 12; Kingdom of heaven; Markan sandwich; family; judgment.

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Mark 06: Parables To Ponder Mark 4:1-34 Synopsis
Shows why Jesus spoke in Parables and then draws the meaning for us today found in the 4 Parables written about in this section
Keywords
Parables. Kingdom of Heaven. Different soils and the different responses. God's Word
Other Readings
Isaiah 6:9-10; Luke 8:14-15

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Mark 07: The One Certainty In Every Storm Mark 4:35-41 Synopsis
From the story of Jesus Calming the Storm we look at the storms we face in life and how Jesus is the only One we can trust to be there for us and to see us through.
Keywords
Jesus Calming the Storm. Hardship. Depression. Problems. Faith. Hope.
Other Readings
Psalm 107:23,27-29

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Mark 08: Awesome Power Over Evil. Mark 5:1-20 Synopsis
Using the story of the demon possessed man from Gerasenes we see the power over evil Jesus had. The limited value the people put on having freedom from evil. The need for Christians to share their faith where they live.
Keywords
Evil overcome. Power of Christ. Value of freedom from evil. Witnessing

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Mark 09: Faith on Display Mark 5:21-6:6 Synopsis
3 stories in this section of Mark that show people coming to Jesus and the different extent of their faith in Him. Jarius: Woman with the issue of blood:Those in the Synagogue who refused to have faith.
Keywords
Faith. Desperation. Healing. Witnessing. Awesome power of Jesus . Rejection
Other Readings
Hebrews 11:6

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Mark 10: It's that time of year Mark 6:30-44 Synopsis
The feeding of the 5,000 shown as a hetic time, just like Christmas is for us, when all the disciples wanted to do then, and all we want to do often at Christmas, is to rest. Yet like the disciples we too are involved in ministry to those who have yet to receive Christ.
Keywords
Christmas. Service. Ministry. Hardwork. Joy

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Mark 11:God Treads The Waves Mark 6:45-56 Synopsis
New Year message. As we look at the account of Jesus walking upon the water we realize that because He is God and also within us we can face whatever the future holds with confidence.
Keywords
Jesus walks on the water. The I am.
Other Readings
Job 9:8

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Mark 12: Jesus speaks against Hypocrisy Mark 7:1-23 Synopsis
How Jesus' version of hypocrisy is often quite different to what we think of, and how the pharisees, who tried so hard to be good, would have been so surprised to be labelled as hypocrites by Jesus. How we can guard against hypocrisy.
Keywords
Pharisees. Hypocrisy. Isaiah. Hearts truly open.

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Mark 13: The Groans of Jesus Mark 7:24-8:21 Synopsis
We look at the groans of Jesus. Groan against prejudice. Groan because of the sad state of humanity. Groan over the hunger for the real bread of life. Groan against stubborn disbelief. Groan over the stubborness of the people to understand and grow.
Keywords
Syrophonecian woman. Prejudice. Healing of deaf and dumb. Feeding of the 4,000.

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Mark 14: The Markan Hinge Mark 8:22-9:1 Synopsis
This tells about the point in Mark's Gospel where the two great truths about Jesus that Mark is presenting come together:-Who the Messiah is and what the Messiah will do.
Keywords
Peter

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Mark 15: The Glory and the Grind Mark 9:2-32 Synopsis
The story of the transfiguration of Jesus. How we see in that account something of His glory as God, yet how afterwards He went back to the daily grind of life which would finally lead Him to Calvary. This also involved Him in healing the boy that His disciples were unable to heal.
Keywords
Peter. Transfiguration. . Healing. Contrast between the Mount of Transfiguration and the Mount of Calvary.

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Mark 16: Preparing hearts for Easter Mark 9:30-32 Synopsis
Shows how Jesus in four places in Mark tells His disciples about His coming death and resurrection.
Keywords
Selfishless and selfishness. Jesus predicts His death in detail. Necessary of His suffering and death. Scapegoat
Other Readings
Mark 10:45

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Mark 17: The Value of a Child Mark 9:33-50 Synopsis
The value Jesus puts on a child, but even more so on a person who comes as a child, with child-like faith to Him.
Keywords
Value of children. Born again. Humbling oneself. Grace
Other Readings
Mark 10:13-16. Matthew 18:2-4. 1 Peter 5:6-7

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Mark 18: The Rich Young Ruler Mark 10:17-27 Synopsis
From this familiar story we are challenged with the question, 'What value do we place on eternal life?' This question is then related to non-believers and believers.
Keywords
Grace. Riches and Salvation. Eternal life.

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Mark 19: Do we have time for the blind? Mark 10:46-52 Synopsis
From the story of Bartimaeus we are challenged to consider our reaction to the spiritually blind around us. Are we apathetic about their situation or willing to try to help them discover Jesus?
Keywords
Spiritually blind. Blind beggar. Apathy. Challenge of Jesus to call others to Him.
Other Readings
Isaiah 35:5, 42:16

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Mark 20: Why did Jesus curse the fig tree? Mark 11:12-25 Synopsis
How in this section of Scripture we see Jesus as Judge but also, in the cursing of the fig tree and cleansing of the Temple, we see Him acting as a Prophetic. Using symbolic actions to proclaim God's truths. We consider both acts in the light of Jeremiah 7 and its context.
Keywords
Jesus as Judge as seen in Revelation chapter 1. End of temple period. Jesus talks about prayer.
Other Readings
Jeremiah 7:14-15,28-29. Revelation 1:12-18

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Mark 21: Parable of the Tenants Mark 12:1-12 Synopsis
We consider how Jesus changed the Isaiah chapter 5 vineyard parable so as to turn the heat onto the Jewish leaders who He portrayed as the evil tenants. The key element is judgment. Connection with the Cornerstone that is either our life's foundation or the instrument of our future judgment.
Keywords
Cornerstone. Judgment. Vineyard. Tenants. Salvation.
Other Readings
Isaiah 5:1-2. Psalm 118:21-22. Luke 20:18

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Mark 22: Giving to God What is God Mark 12:13-16 Synopsis
The Herodians and the Pharisees seek to trap Jesus through the question of paying taxes to Caesar. How Jesus turns this into a command for all His followers:- Give to God what is His. The 4 T's we should give:- Time, Tithes, Talents, Taking of the Gospel.
Keywords
Herodians. Pharisees. Tithing.
Other Readings
Ephesians 2:1-4

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Mark 23: Heaven is not a TV advertisement Mark 12:18-27 Synopsis
There are many wrong concepts of heaven. Jesus corrects the Sadducees. The challenge for us is to be ready for this future life.
Keywords
resurrection
Other Readings
1 Pet 1

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Mark 24: The Heart That Pleases God Mark 12:38-44 Synopsis
Jesus speaks harshly about the state of the hearts of the Scribes and Teachers of the Law. He then points to a widow who gives all she has into the Temple treasury as one who has a heart before God that contrasts greatly with the Teachers of the Law. A call to examine our hearts and see them as God sees them.
Keywords
Widows mite. Teachers of the Law

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Mark 25: The Present and the Future in God Mark 13 Synopsis
In Mark 13 we see Jesus responding to a question about the destruction of the Temple. He speaks about what this will mean to first century Jewish Christians and then tells us about His Second Coming and the end of the age.
Keywords
Temple. Jerusalem. Abomination of Desolation. Second Coming.

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Mark 26: Culture or Conviction Mark 14:1-26 Synopsis
This account of the last supper is presented in a way that shows the danger associated with that meal and yet the importance Jesus put on having it. How He transformed the feast into a real statement about what He has done for us. It contains a challenge to avoid seeing our Christian walk as a cultural thing but as an ongoing act of conviction.
Keywords
Passover. Betrayal. Covenant. Blood. Forgiveness. Sacrifice. Conviction v Culture. Commitment
Other Readings
Luke 22. Psalm 41:9.

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Mark 26a: The Love Gift Mark 14:1-10 Synopsis
A look at the story in Mark 14 of the woman who annointed Jesus' head with precious ointment showing how we are called to give a love gift to our Lord, and that the best gift we can give to Him is the Gospel given to others.
Keywords
anointing. Love Gift. Simon the Leper. Gospel. Witness.

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Mark 27: Abandoned Mark 14:27-52 Synopsis
To be abandoned, deserted, betrayed is not a pleasant experience yet it's one we all go through to differing degrees. In this passage we see Jesus being abandoned, deserted, betrayed for our sakes and with the knowledge from Scripture that it would happen.
Keywords
Denial. Betrayal. Gethsemane. Desertion. Abandonment. Fulfilment of Scripture

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Mark 28: Challenge is the best form of defence Mark 14:53-72 Synopsis
We look at the account of Jesus before the Sanhedrin to see how He uses Old Testament prophecies to challenge His attackers regarding His judgment of all men on His return.
Keywords
Sanhedrin. Son of Man. Fulfilment of Prophecies. Final Judgment
Other Readings
Isaiah 53:7. Psalm 110:1; Daniel 7:13-14; Romans 1:4

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Mark 29: Choices Mark 15:1-15 Synopsis
Shows the 5 choices in this passage and looks at the motivation behind them. Encourages audience participation. Highlights how obedience motivated Jesus and should motivate us.

Keywords
Expediency. Pressure to choose. Envy. Obedience. Self preservation
Other Readings
John 11:47-50; Hebrews 12:2-3

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Mark 30: The Crucified King Mark 15:16-32 Synopsis
In this passage we see how Mark presents Jesus as King even while He is being crucified. A reminder that when He seems most helpless He is most in control.
Keywords
Crucifixion. Kingship. Warrior. Encouragement.
Other Readings
John 11:50-53

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Mark 31: Clues For All To See Mark 15:33-47 Synopsis
In this passage we find 6 clues God presents to show that He is at work on the cross, and then we see how we are God's clues to the world today.
Keywords
Cross. Curtain in Temple. Centurion. Joseph of Arimathea. Resurrection.God's timing. Our witness

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Mark 32: series final: When the End is in fact the Beginning. Mark 16:1-8 Synopsis
This final message from the book of Mark investigates the reason that Mark ends his Gospel in such an unexpected way. We discover that the experience the women had and their reaction is not only true to human nature, but emphasizes the truth of the resurrection in a very believable way.
Keywords
Resurrection. Women at the tomb. Peter. Forgiveness. Grace

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Matt 25 #1 Ready and Waiting For Jesus Matthew 25:1=13 Synopsis
The first in a study of the three parables found in Matthew chapter 25. After introducing the context of this chapter we noted that Christendom on the return of Christ, will be a mixture of true born again believers and those who foolishly think they merit the Christian tag but have never been re-born in Christ.
Keywords
Second coming. Christ's return. Virgins. Wise and foolish. Oil. Holy Spirit. Born Again.
Other Readings
John 1:12

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Matt 25 #2 Joyful Achievement Matthew 25:14-30 Synopsis
The second parable in this chapter is also about the way the Kingdom of Heaven will look on the day of the Lord's return with an emphasis on the joyful service and reward of two servants in contrast to the rejection of the one servant, who shows by his words and actions that he never knew the Master at all.
Keywords
Talents. Joy. Money. Responsibilities. Master. Return.Acceptance. Rejection

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Miracle Series: Deceptive miracles and miracle workers Matthew 7:15-29 Synopsis
Baptism is principally a step of obedience and the outward sign of inner fruit. Three reasons for baptism are explored: God does not want secret disciples; Baptism takes the wishy washy element out of following Jesus; Identification with Jesus.
Keywords
Baptism. Fruit bearing. Obedience
Other Readings
Luke 6:46. John 19:38. Matthew 10:32-33

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Miracle Series: Kickstarting a life John 5:1-15 Synopsis
Sometimes in life we can get into a rut and just accept that this is normal for us. However with Jesus's help our lives can be kickstarted if we are prepared to pay the price.
Keywords
Kickstarting. Healing. Miracle. Growth
Other Readings
Acts 3

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Miracle Series: Triumphant though suffering Acts 5:17-42 Synopsis
This sermon details: the powerlessness of the enemies of Christ; the mighty power of God; the triumphs and trials of the believers; and the overcoming power of praise.
Keywords
Suffering. Danger. Overcoming. Triumphs

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Miracle Series: Understanding Gods No 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Synopsis
Sometimes regardless of how much we desire and pray for something God's answer is a simple "No". This sermon shows how Paul delt with this situation.
Keywords
Paul. Hardship. Affliction. No. Perseverance. Acceptance

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Miracles Series: Believing isn't easy Matthew 12:22-27 Synopsis
We all know those who once their minds are made up refuse to change. In particular the Pharisees, despite their firm belief in the coming Messiah, had a hard time believing that this carpenter with his lax view of the law could be the one.
Keywords
Miracles. Believing. Pharisees. Disbelievers
Other Readings
Luke 6:17-19

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Mother's Day: The Syrophoenician Mother Mark 7:24-30 Synopsis
A fresh look at the story of the Syrophoenician Woman that helps us to understand what Jesus was really doing for her when He spoke to her as He did.
Keywords
Mothers. Love. Commitment
Other Readings
Matthew 15:28

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Mothers Day: God Cares For Mums Genesis 16:1-12 Synopsis
A Mothers Day adress that looked at the stories of three mothers in the Bible who discovered how much God cared for them through their times of hardship.
Keywords
Hagar. Hannah. Mary. Hardship. Care.Love. Caring for others
Other Readings
1 Samuel 1:4-20. John 19:25-27

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Moved By Others Acts 8:1-17 Synopsis
Using the Mission Month sermon outlines provided by Global Interaction this sermon looks at how the testimony of others is an important motivation for us to be involved in The Great Commission
Keywords
Stephen. Philip. Testimony. Willingness to be moved. Example. Missionary.

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Moved By The Need Matthew 9:35-38 Synopsis
In this second Moved sermon we consider the plight of those who are yet to know Jesus and how we need to be moved by compassion towards them even as Jesus was.
Keywords
Compassion. Response. Harvest. Involvement

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My Dad and Mum Know God! Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Synopsis
A message given at an infant dedication sermon stressing that if parents want their children to know God then they would do well to follow this passage of Scripture. Talks about parents first knowing the Lord themselves, then impressing the things about God upon the hearts of their children
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Children. Example. Parent's faith. Teaching.

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