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Mark shared Devotions from the life of Jesus with an emphasis on how Jesus shows us God the Father in the New Testament, a reciprocal of the Old Testament Scripture that points to Jesus. Mark read from John 5:39: You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me. John 12:44 also reveals God through Jesus. Some of the devotions focused on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. Listen to Mark offer insights for living a godly life by seeking God through the study of and praying thru His Word.
Mark continues Devotionals from the Life of Christ series. This week Mark focuses on Jesus as a teacher. He began with "Don't get it Backwards" based on John 13:13-14. Jesus is Lord and teacher, not teacher then Lord.
Devotional 2 is from Matthew 22:15-18 "Don't Fake Flatter God!" Mark teaches additional devotions that show us to listen and learn from Jesus as recorded in Mark 12:28-32, Luke 7:40, and Matthew 10:35.
Mark continues with Part 4 of Devotionals fromcthe Life of Christ. Mark discusses the message of "truth as it appears in the gospels; specifically in the Book of John, where it appears twenty-five times. Truth, originally in the Hebrew, means "faithfulness", and as it was translated into the Greek it became "truth", also meaning "upright or "not false".
We see that Jesus is the faithfulness, the promise God kept, which was introduced first in the Law with Moses. While the law is how we relate to God, God shows his grace and truth to us through Jesus Christ. Listen as Mark examines several passages in John where Jesus discusses truth.
In Part 8 of the Devotionals in the Life of Christ series, Mark examines the phrase, "Jesus is Lord". As Christians the idea of Jesus being Lord is one of the earliest sayings of the Church. Join Mark as he takes a closer look at the vocabulary being used so as to better understand certain bible passages and the concepts behind them.
Devotions from the life of Jesus #14. Mark continued with his series showing how Jesus dealt with the interruptions or detours of life. Matthew 19:10 shows us that Jesus had time for children, the future of His kingdom. The disciples’ problem was not seeing an opportunity to practice Jesus' teachings. Luke 10:25 shows us who is our neighbor when life happenings disrupt our day, energies, money, and faith. Jesus said your neighbor is anyone in need. Matthew 9 is about needy people and how we can help them by having compassion. Matthew 12:9-15 deals with troublemakers, specifically those who opposed Jesus doing God’s work on the Sabbath. Real life isn't a straight road. Listen to Mark show us how Jesus’ instructions help us follow Him in obedience.
Mark continued Devotionals from the Life of Jesus #13 with a focus on Jesus teaching about the Holy Spirit. Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit in one setting in John 14-16. Mark also looks at passages both before and after those teachings to see how Jesus' teaching of the Holy Spirit occurred.
Mark taught #15 in the series: Devotions from the Life of Jesus. Today’s devotions are themed around what Jesus said about worship. Mark explained the word “worship” comes from the Anglo-Saxon words meaning to “ascribe worth.” He expanded on these facets of worship: 1) Gratitude: Luke 17:11-19 teaches us that gratitude to God is worship and praise. 2) God-centered: Matthew 2:1-8 shows us true worship is centered on God. False worship is self-interested. 3) God-only: Matthew 4: 9-10 shows us our goal is to become like Jesus. True worship is God only. 4) Obedience: Matthew 7:6-7 teaches us that worship is obedience to God. 5) Reality: Revelation 5:11-14 emphasizes worship is rooted in the truth of who God is and what He's done. Listen to Mark detail and enlighten Scripture.