When I was a kids, one of my favorite places to go was a video arcade called “Tilt”. I would always venture into the arcade whenever we would go to the mall and I would look around in awe of all the different arcade games, lit up with flashing lights, blaring sound effects and fast […]

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Faith Like a Child (Mark 10:13-16)

Children have a precious home in the heart and eyes of God. So precious, that when the disciples rebuke people for bringing Children to Jesus to touch and bless, Jesus becomes extremely displeased. As proud and crusty adults, its far too easy to look at the children as an irritation, a distraction, an inconvenience and […]

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Do or Do Not, There is No Try (Mark 9:14-29)

1. Faith Fuels You a. To him to believes ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE My favorite line in this scene is when Luke approaches Yoda after raising the X-Wing from the swamp and says “I don’t believe it” and Yoda respond with “That is why you fail” What an great reminder about our faith. Everything starts […]

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1. Tradition Adds to God’s Word -confession *(salvation) -rosary -Pope -Sunday morning required -infant baptism -no marriage for priests -Baptized in the name of the father and son and holy spirit 2. Tradition Rejects the Word of God Corban – Giving an inheritance to the parents -The Pharisees would get people to emotionally dedicate their […]

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This miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000 is the only miracle recorded in all 4 gospels other than the resurrection of Jesus. Other than the resurrection of Jesus, this is probably the greatest and most amazing miracle that Jesus performed. 5000 men were listed because only men were counted when numbering the crowds. Most scholars believe […]

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The Parable of the Soils (Mark 4:1-34)

Chapter 4 of the Book of Mark introduces us to the first parable listed his Mark’s writings. As we studied through the first 3 chapters of Mark we see that He is very “straight to the point” and concise. Not a lot of time is spent on any one story or teaching but as we […]

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  As Jesus has continued the beginning of His ministry over the last chapter, His identity has slowly been unraveling to the world. Not only was he preaching the word with authority, He was healing many who were physically sick. Until this point, the Gospel of Mark does not The revealing of Jesus identity to […]

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The Unclean & Untouchable (Mark 1:35-45)

  1. Jesus was baptized 2. Peter and Andrew were called as disciples 3. James and John were called as disciples 4. Jesus teaches in the synagogs in Capernaeum 5. Drives out a demon 6. Jesus goes back to Peter’s and heals his Mother-In-Law 7. All the city goes to Peter’s house to see Jesus […]

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Jesus, The Great Physician (Mark 1:21-34)

-Population of 1000-1500 -Jesus Enters the Synagogue on the Sabbath -Jesus begins to teach and the people are amazed at his teaching. They are blown away because Jesus has an authority that they had never seen, unlike the pharisees. -Immediately // (4 times in the text) // a demon manifests in the temple and is […]

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Fishers of Men (Mark 1:14-20)

-Jesus Starts his ministry in Galilee (Jerusalem was the center) -Galilee was about 68 – 85 miles north from Jerusalem -Galilee was culturally despised by Judean’s (Jewish Ritual) -Under separate administration than Judea (Galilee had been under separate administration from Judea during almost all its history since the tenth century B.C. (apart from a period […]

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The Beginning of The Gospel (Mark 1:1-13)

1. John Prepared The Way -John The Baptist was the cousin of Jesus. This was not the first time that Jesus and John’s paths had crossed. The book Luke there is an account of Jesus’ mother Mary and John’s mother Elizabeth meeting each other while they were both pregnant. When Mary and Elizabeth meet while […]

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