Posts in Mark
The Surprising Reality of Jesus' Resurrection

Jesus' resurrection is a historical event that caught those around him by surprise. This surprise interrupted grief (the woman), shame (Peter) and proved that God's Word is a reliable foundation upon which to build their lives.

Mark 16:1-8

16 Apr 2017 (Easter 2017)

Simon Murphy

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MarkCarol Bagary
The Darkness of Jesus' Death

Why do we celebrate and commemorate the suffering and death of a person two thousand years ago? This celebration only makes sense when we realise our predicament - that we are all enslaved by this world and under the eternal condemnation of sin. On this day, we remember the only righteous one who gave his life as a sacrifice that we may be forgiven and delivered.

Mark 15:21-39

14 Apr 2017 (Good Friday 2017)

Simon Murphy

 

MarkCarol Bagary
Jesus on Trial

Jesus' twin trials establish that he is both God as well as King. He goes to the cross as God rejected by all, and as King as substitute for sinners.

Mark 14:53-15:20

9 Apr 2017

Simon Murphy

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MarkCarol Bagary
The Betrayal of the Faithful One

Jesus is plotted against and betrayed, yet displays great faithfulness to both his disciples and his Father in order to fulfill the purpose for which he came: to be the true Passover lamb so that sinners might become God's people.

Mark 14:1-53

2 Apr 2017

Simon Murphy

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MarkCarol Bagary
Questioning Jesus

God has been gracious to his people. Yet they easily forget about him and desire to live a life without him. When God pursues his people, they respond negatively. They persist in their rebellion, even if it means persecuting God's representatives and even rejecting his Son. However, God's Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, will be exalted and it is foolish to reject him.

Mark 12:1-37

26 Mar 2017

Jeremy Lee

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MarkCarol Bagary
A Chapter of Four Loves

God has been gracious to his people. Yet they easily forget about him and desire to live a life without him. When God pursues his people, they respond negatively. They persist in their rebellion, even if it means persecuting God's representatives and even rejecting his Son. However, God's Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, will be exalted and it is foolish to reject him.

Mark 12:1-37

26 Mar 2017

Steve Murphy

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MarkCarol Bagary
Jesus, the King with Authority

Jesus is the King whose authority comes from God himself. He uses his authority to serve and save his people. He saves all who submit to his good authority.

Mark 11

19 Mar 2017

Eugene Low

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MarkCarol Bagary
Following the Glorious King

Jesus is the one who comes in fulfillment of God's purposes to bring humanity into the full glory of His Kingdom. We enter into the glory by seeing Him, believing Him, and following in His steps.

Mark 9

31 Jul 2016

Simon Murphy

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MarkCarol Bagary
Following the Suffering King

If we are to follow Jesus rightly, we must know Him rightly. He is suffering King who gives His life to save sinners. If we are to be His disciples, we must walk in the way of the cross, before we are glorified together with Him.

Mark 8

24 Jul 2016

Eugene Low

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MarkCarol Bagary
The Servant King for the Meek

The religious leaders were concerned about maintaining human tradition. However, Jesus points out that it is God's Word that the religious leaders should be more concerned about following. Further, Jesus is the Son of God who has come to fulfill the law and usher in the Kingdom of God.

Mark 7

17 Jul 2016

Jacob Ng

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MarkCarol Bagary
What Truly Pleases God

The religious leaders were concerned about maintaining human tradition. However, Jesus points out that it is God's Word that the religious leaders should be more concerned about following. Further, Jesus is the Son of God who has come to fulfill the law and usher in the Kingdom of God.

Mark 7

17 Jul 2016

Jeremy Lee

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MarkCarol Bagary
The Rejection of the King

Just as Jesus is rejected by many, so we his followers can expect persecution and rejection. But Jesus faced this in order that we might be saved from our unbelief, which is why we can confront the fact that we too are unbelieving disciples who need Jesus to accomplish our salvation for us entirely.

Mark 6

10 Jul 2016

Simon Murphy

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MarkCarol Bagary
Moving from Fear to Faith

Only true faith in Jesus can save is from the chaotic effects of being unclean before God. This faith is a full, public entrusting of our entire lives to Him.

Mark 5

3 Jul 2016

Simon Murphy

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MarkCarol Bagary
The King's Surprising Rule

The kingdom of God is surprising because it does not conform to worldly expectations. The only way we can make sense of the kingdom is to hear and follow the King, Jesus Christ.

Mark 4

26 Jun 2016

Eugene Low

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MarkCarol Bagary
Chosen and Called by the King

The King's new Israel is not who we expect, as many who believe they are in the family will discover they are not, because they do not accept the evidence they see with their own eyes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Mark 3

19 Jun 2016

Jacob Ng

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MarkCarol Bagary
The Inside-Out Community of the King

The King's new Israel is not who we expect, as many who believe they are in the family will discover they are not, because they do not accept the evidence they see with their own eyes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Mark 3

19 Jun 2016

Geoff Jelley

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MarkCarol Bagary