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Pastor Tim and Rachel Schmoyer 1292 Forest Road Whitehall, PA 18052 home 610-841-9506

pastortim@WhitehallBFC.org facebook.com/timothyschmoyer BibleThinkTank.blogspot.com cell 610-739-8008

August
8/7/11 8/14/11 8/21/11 Jesus on Provision and Faith Jesus Versus Tradition Jesus on the Nations Mark 6:32-56 Mark 7:1-23 Mark 7:24-8:21 Mark 8:22-38

Mark: Jesus Our Servant

Mark 8:22-38
I. You can See, or Can You?
(v22-26) Partial Sight: I see _________________________ (v24) Full Sight: I look ___________________________ (v25)

8/28/11 Jesus on Truth and Openness

September
9/4/11 Jesus on Glory Jesus on Whos In and Whos Out Jesus on Family Mark 9:1-37, 10:32-52 Mark 9:38-50 Mark 10:1-16 Mark 10:17-31

II. You Know Jesus, or Do You?

(v27-33)

9/11/11 9/18/11

Full Sight: Jesus, You are _________________ (v29)

9/25/11 Jesus on Stuff


Partial Sight: Jesus, be ________________ (v32-33)

October
10/2/11 Jesus Enters His Destiny Jesus is Who Weve Been Waiting For Mark 11 Mark 12:1-12 Mark 12:13-44 Mark 13

III. Tell No One

(v26, 30)

10/9/11

10/16/11 Jesus Withstands Attacks 10/23/11 Jesus on THE End

IV. Stand with Truth, Value Eternal Things (v34-37)

10/30/11 Jesus: Reviled, Betrayed, and Honored Mark 14:1-11

November
11/6/11 Building Dedication Sunday 1 Kings 8:22-64

I. You can See, or Can You?

(v22-26)

Partial Sight: I see Men Like Trees Walking - Not Clearly (v24) Full Sight: I look intently (v25) Is this a botched miracle? Is this a matter of recipient error? I can go to the dr, who gives me Rx to take 3x a day; i take them once a day The author prepares us for the issue of seeing clearly. the next story is all about it How intently do you look at God, Jesus, spiritual realities? If things don't make sense to you... why don't they? When you read the Bible, how well do you interact with it?

II. You Know Jesus, or Do You?

(v27-33)

Full Sight: Jesus, You are the Christ, the Messiah (v29) John 6:69 - You have words of life and you are the Holy One of God Mt 16:16 - You are the Christ, the Son of the living God Mt 16:17 Peter, God revealed this truth to you. John 6:65 - No one comes to Jesus, unless the Father grants him to come Partial Sight: Jesus, be Quiet! (v32-33) Jesus prepares the disciples for His death, burial, and resurrection Jesus is saying it plainly, clearly, boldly, with conviction This is why He came to earth... this is the Good News Peter rejects this statement... Peter rejects Jesus' mission Do you know Jesus? Do you love the things He loves? Are you passionate about what makes Him passionate? Do you see your mission as His mission... His Great Commission?

III. Tell No One

(v26, 30)

Jesus tells His disciples to remain quiet about who Jesus is and what He will do Are we to claim verse 30 as our life-verse? Many of us do This is where we begin to consider openness. Just because something is true, doesn't mean it needs to be declared Rahab didnt tell the soliders of Jericho about the Israelite spies in her house Jonathan didnt tell King Saul where David was hiding "We are to speak the truth in love" Ephesians 4:15 "the one who desires life must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit." 1 Peter 3:10 Jesus isnt lying or deceitful here He simply wants this first crop of believers to make up their own mind about Him from what they hear HIM say, not the testimony of others. We are gifted a greater grace today, because we believe w/o seeing (John 20:29) Additionally, Jesus did not want His opponents to alieve their inner guilt for crucifying Him "we were just playing our part." They did what they did because they wanted to, not because they needed to stick to the cosmic script. (Matthew 26:24 - I must be betrayed, but woe to him who betrays) Finally we come back to "Tell no one". are we today to tell no one? hide it under a bushel? the cross already happened! Easter already came! His is victorious over sin and death a better life verse is 1 Corinthians 9:16 "woe to me if i do not preach the gospel!"

IV. Stand with Truth, Value Eternal Things (v34-37)


take up your cross take up temporary pain, inconvenience follow Jesus whatever that entails do you embarass Jesus or do you make Him proud?

I will lose ________________ to follow Jesus and make His Good News famous!