Series: Snapshots of Jesus, Gospel of Mark

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1444 Chapter 1- Snapshots of Jesus as Seen Throughout the Gospels; Gospel of Mark: 01/09/2022 Mark Lanier Mark began a new series titled Snapshots of Jesus as seen throughout the Gospels. Today focused on the Gospel of Mark. This New Testament synoptic Gospel is not  written in chronological order. Rather the stories of Jesus are repeated themes for the reader to contrast and compare. The first thirteen verses of the Gospel of Mark are written from God’s perspective followed by verses that reflect man’s bewilderment at Jesus’ teachings. Today’s lesson reviews three aspects: the writer's Perspective, Greek/Roman influence, and the Biblical concept. 29
1447 Chapter 2, Snapshots of Jesus; How do you see Jesus 01/23/2022 Mark Lanier Mark continued with the series, Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Mark. This week’s topic was “How Do You See Jesus?” Mark had three lenses for us to grasp: 1. Who is Jesus? He is the Son of God. 2. Jesus in the midst of spiritual warfare. Jesus came to destroy evil. 3. Don’t miss Him. Have faith and trust in The Son of God. Listen to Mark teach on how to see Jesus beyond His role as our Lord and Savior. He is the holy One of God, the One who makes us clean. 28
1448 Chapter 3 - Snapshots of Jesus, What's the significance of Jesus as the 01/30/2022 Mark Lanier Mark continued with Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Mark. Today’s topic: What is the Significance of the references to "Son of Man” throughout the Bible? The Gospel of Mark mentions Jesus as the Son of Man fourteen times. During biblical times, culture used the term to show a man was known as son of man (Name of man, son of Name-of-the-father). In the Old Testament, son of man was reference 107 times, meaning me or people themselves. In Daniel 7:13, the term takes on apocalyptic meaning or prophecy of Jesus.   In the Gospel of Mark, son of man can be categorized as either:   Present activity of Jesus Sufferings of Jesus Future Vindication   Listen to Mark explain the significance of Jesus as the Son of Man. We want to see Jesus, so we can praise Him, and follow Him. 27
1449 Chapter 4 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels; Gospel of Mark 02/06/2022 Mark Lanier Mark continued Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Mark asking the question: Where are you headed in life? Mark began the lesson with the definition of the Greek word hodos, which has three meanings that are used throughout the Bible: 1) a way for traveling or moving from one place to another, way, road, or highway 2) the act of traveling, way, trip, journey 3) a way of behavior or the course of life. The Gospel of Mark used hodos, translated this way 16 times. Life is a unique journey that we make when we choose to follow Jesus. The way: 1. Path or road - the physical road we walk 2. Way of life - the Christian way is one of practical, everyday trust and faith. 3. Christ is the way of salvation. Listen to Mark teach how the Greek word Hodos or the way applies to followers of Christ today. 2-6-22 Biblical-Literacy 26
1453 Chapter 7 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Mark 02/27/2022 Mark Lanier Mark continued teaching Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Mark. Today’s lesson was titled How Do You Walk Through Life? Mark 4:35-41 presents a crescendo of Jesus’ four miracles— 1. Defeats Nature: Jesus calmed the sea. We see the humanity of the weary Jesus and His divine power. 2. Defeats Demons: Jesus casts out a legion of demons and sent them into pigs and drowns them. 3. Defeats Sickness: The healing of Jairus’s twelve-year-old daughter and the woman with a discharge of blood for twelve years. 4. Defeats Death: Jesus raises a twelve-year-old girl from the dead. Listen to Mark share insights of these four miracles. No power can withstand the Kingdom of God or the Lord 23
1452 Chapter 6 - Snapshots of Jesus, Worldview, as seen Throughout the Gospels; Gospel of Mark 02/20/2022 Brent Johnson In this chapter of Snapshots of Jesus, Pastor Brent Johnson discusses the idea of Biblical Worldview. He provides a definition for “World View, as “an understanding of the world, which informs one’s fundamental beliefs and assumptions, which builds a framework of ideas & attitudes about the world and how it works.” It is informed by your upbringing, your culture, your religion. Brent in his discussion addresses topics and questions that are reflected in our World View: 1. What is the prime reality? 2. Origin 3. Destiny 4. Purpose 5. Morality He continues by referring to several World Views, but his focus is the World View of “Theism,” which is what Christianity is associated with. Brent also addresses the difference between Christian World View and the Biblical World View, and specifically discusses the Biblical view of the Kingdom of God, Evangelism, Communing with God and revealing the laws. Biblical references: Luke17:20-21, Luke4:42-44, Mark1:14-15, John3:3-8 24
1451 Chapter 5 - Snapshots of Jesus, Challenges To Jesus 02/13/2022 David Capes Biblical-Literacy 2-13-22 Dr DavId Capes continued as guest teacher in the Snapshots of Jesus series from the Gospel of Mark. Today’s focus was How do you see Jesus? In the Gospel of Mark ,we see Jesus locked in conflict. In chapters 5 and 6, we see three accusations and Jesus’ response to each. 1. Friend of sinners. Those who are well have no need of a physician. 2 Lord of the Sabbath - the sabbath was made for man. 3. Has all authority in heaven and earth. Listen to Dr. Capes share how culture and age affect how Jesus was praised, criticized, and condemned because the people didn’t understand His mission. 25
1458 Chapter 8 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Mark 03/13/2022 Mark Lanier Mark completes Snapshots of Jesus from the Book of Mark lesson series by reflecting on the spread of Christianity after the Crucifixion of Christ. The journey starts with a pictorial view of the spread of Christianity across continents and Oceans bringing us to 2021 and beyond. Mark identifies the top four countries that,to this day, continue persecution of Christians in many forms. He shows statistics that hundreds of millions of people are still in 2021 being persecuted for their religious beliefs. Mark also showed that tens of thousands of Christians are still being persecuted in various other ways including death, illegal detention, imprisonment and more. Mark then introduced two prominent historical figures who were staunch believers, willing to give their lives to have a better life in God’s Kingdom. Tertullian 155- 220 and Polycarp 69 -156. Mark discussed in detail Mark 8: 34 and 9: 1 These verses address thought of self, verses denying one’s self and following God. Mark closes by answering the question should you lose yourself in the pursuit of God. 22
1459 Chapter 9 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Matthew 03/20/2022 Dr. David Capes Dr. David B. Capes taught for Mark this week providing an overview of the Gospel of Matthew as part of the Snapshots of Jesus series. Dr. Capes posed the question: If we knew the Old Testament well, how might it impact how we read Matthew? In Matthew 1:1, we see Jesus as: 1. Messiah - God with us, Son of Man, LORD. One who is anointed. God’s chosen anointed agent whose task is to liberate the world from disease, death, spiritual power, sin, and oppression (including religion and political). 2. Son of David - David’s kingdom will continue through the Messiah. David’s son would be on the throne of David forever. 3. Son of Abraham - Jesus is true Israel. God’s covenant with Abraham and His promise to be a blessing to all nations. We discover Matthew purposely mentions five women in the lineage of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, wife of Uriah (Bathsheba), and Mary mother of Jesus. Jesus’ teachings demonstrate women have a new role in the kingdom of God. Outsiders have become insiders. Listen to Dr. Capes explain an overview of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus is the fulfiller of prophecy. God with us. 21
1460 Chapter 10 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Matthew 03/27/2022 Mark Lanier Mark continued with Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew. Mark showed the similarities and distinctions between Moses the prophet and Jesus; both were commissioned to bring God’s people out of slavery. Moses was a man who communicated God’s message to His chosen people. Jesus is the Son of God who authored the message. Jesus is a willing prophet but Moses had to be convinced. Mark elaborates how the two were similar, distinct and the reasons why. Listen to Mark expound Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, the meaning of the word blessed, and how we can listen to Jesus, choose wisely, and why we should let Him work on us on the inside to be more like Him. 20
1461 Chapter 11 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Matthew 04/03/2022 Mark Lanier 4-3-22 Biblical Literacy Snapshots of Jesus from Matthew.   Today’s lesson focused on Matthew 15.   Mark uses a boxing match to illustrate the lesson. Round 1. Pharisees and the scribes vs the disciples not washing their hands before eating Jesus comments on what God says vs what the elders say and called them hypocrites. Round 2.   The Canaanite woman who demonstrated great faith in asking Jesus to heal her daughter. Listen to Mark discuss how the cross of Christ is a stumbling block for unbelievers and questions to ponder: Why do I come to Jesus? How am I doing on hypocrisy? What is coming out of my heart and mind? How am I handling God’s tests? 19
1462 Chapter 12, Snapshots of Jesus continues, Holyweek 04/10/2022 Mark Lanier 4-10-22 Biblical-Literacy Mark taught today on Holy Week, giving us snapshots of Jesus from the days leading to the crucifixion and Resurrection Sunday/Easter
  • Palm Sunday-The Triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The people went out to meet Him, just as we are to meet Jesus every day.
  • Holy Monday-Jesus came as a man of peace, fulfilling Old Testament prophecy.
  • Holy Tuesday-The puzzle of God or Word of God? Jesus was pierced for our transgressions. God is a just God.
  • Holy Wednesday-Mary anoints the feet of Jesus with expensive oil. Are we giving our best to the Lord?
  • Maundy Thursday-The instruction of Jesus.  Jesus washed the feet of His disciples. He washes us clean
  • Good Friday-The day of Jesus’ crucifixion
1464 Chapter 13 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Matthew 05/01/2022 Mark Lanier Mark introduces today’s class with a reminder of the context of the writers of Mark and Matthew with a focus on Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew. Mark’s Gospel was written on behalf of Peter for a largely Gentile audience, and Matthew’s Gospel was written for the Jewish people. Today Mark taught three important points about the context of Matthew: 1. Matthew as a Gospel 2. The various passages in Matthew in relation to the Jewish audience context. 3. Points for home: God loves me; God loves you; and watch God at work. Listen to Mark share how God wove His divine purpose in Matthew’s Gospel and throughout the Bible. 17
1465 Chapter 14 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Matthew 05/08/2022 Mark Lanier 5-8-22 Biblical-Literacy Mark taught Mother’s Day: Lessons and instructions from the Sermon on the Mount - Matthew 6 as he continued Snapshots of Jesus. Manners of righteousness, the how and why.
  1. The Instruction - Matthew 6:1-4
Danger is always present. Beware of practicing righteousness in front of people. We don’t do it to be seen by them. Instead allow our reward to be from God and in heaven.
  1. The Applications - Matthew 6:5-6
Give in secret. Don’t let your right hand know what your left hand is doing. Pray in secret. Practice humility. Your Father who is not seen will see and reward you. Pray with a sincere heart., not with many words. Fast in secret. May it not be seen by others. Listen to Mark summarize Jesus’ instructions for the righteous life that pleases God
1466 Chapter 15 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Matthew 05/15/2022 Mark Lanier 5-15-22 Biblical-literacy Mark continued his series of Snapshots of Jesus returning to the Gospel of Matthew and addressing a few odd passages.
  1. Friends. Matthew 11:16-19 - Jesus was a friend of sinners and to me. Wisdom bears fruit.
  2. Vegetables Matthew 13:31-32 - Big things can grow from little starts.
  3. Moving Matthew 8:1-3 - Although we are all unclean lepers, Jesus will never turn you away when you come to Him for help.
  4. Bonus Passage. Matthew 20:20-22 - James and John’s mother’s request. God knows best.
Listen to Mark explain how Jesus is our friend, our faith may start small, but it grows. Mark encourages us to approach Jesus for all things.  
1467 Chapter 16 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Matthew 05/22/2022 Mark Lanier & Dr. Simon Gathercole & Dr. David Capes Synopsis Biblical Literacy Class Chapter 16 05/22/22 Mark continues the Snapshots of Jesus, as found in the Gospel of Matthew Today’s lesson focuses on what is in a ”Name”, and how to interpret the many “Names “ Jesus was called throughout the scriptures of Matthew. We had the privilege of having Dr. Simon Gathercole from Cambridge University and a translator of the NIV version of the Bible and Dr. David Capes, the Senior Research Fellow at the Lanier Theological Library Mark explained, as a precursor to the scriptures, that a Name can refer to Reputation, Character and Accomplishments. The specific Gospels discussed in detail were; Matthew 1:21 The Name of Jesus or in Hebrew, Joshua “Through Jesus God will save his people” Matthew 1:23 An Angel told Joseph, ”The Virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel “which means “God with us” Matthew 2:23 In this passage they discuss the significance and origin throughout the Scriptures the reference to Jesus as a Nazarene. In closing they discuss Matthew 20:30, specifically the phrase, “Lord Son of David, have mercy on us, wat is the Meaning and use of “Lord” 14
1468 Chapter 17 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Matthew 05/29/2022 Mark Lanier Synopsis Biblical Literacy Class Chapter 16 05/29/22 Mark continues the Snapshots of Jesus, as found in the Gospel of Matthew Today’s lesson focuses on interpreting and clarifying problem passages submitted by class members, Matthew 27: 51-53 Mt. 27:51 “ And behold , the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.” He discussed the meaning of this and what the separation of the curtain meant 1. All people have access to God through Jesus Christ 2. Jews and Gentiles and included in the Kingdom of God 3. The temple being Destroyed 4. God has broken forth from his Temple, Mt; 3:16 Baptism of Jesus, the heavens were open to Jesus 5. God is angry over the death of Jesus Mt. 27:52-53 1. Death and resurrection were referred to by Paul as the Gospel 2. Put us all on notice of the power of the Gospel 3. God speaking to the power of the Gospel Mt. 18:5 Question was asked; Is there a special hidden meaning in the word “welcome”, in this passage: Mark answered this, in detail, with a reference to Luke18:17 Mt. 5:21 ….. “You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgement.” Mark discusses how humanity is recognized in God’s eyes and the Bible’s clarity about how we should care about human life. 13
1470 Chapter 18 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 06/12/2022 Scott Riling Biblical Literacy - June 12, 2022 Scott Riley taught the Biblical Literacy class today on Snapshots of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. He had three areas of focus: 1) The kindness of God A supernatural reliance on the kindness of God. Love and do good—friends and enemies—without anything in return. Walk in the power of God with love and mercy. 2) The strength of God What is impossible with man is possible with God. Total dependence and reliability on God. 3) The loyalty of God God is for us. Jesus is constantly interceding for us. Listen to Scott share biblical insight into our sovereign God. Looking to His example we need to be 12
1471 Chapter 21 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 07/04/2022 David Capes

Dr. David Capes taught Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke. This week, his focus was from Luke 10 with the lawyer’s question to Jesus: What is the goal of life? He expanded on:

1. Some possible answers to that question: 1) meaningless, 2) get all you can, and/or life, 3) liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 2. Famous story: a lawyer asked Jesus what should he do to inherit eternal life? Jesus first responded with the story commonly known as the Good Samaritan. The lawyer then asked for clarification regarding Who is my neighbor and love your neighbor as yourself. 3. Some takeaways: Love God, Love your neighbor, and Compassion is costly. Listen to Dr. Capes expound on the deeper meaning of Jesus’ response to—What is the goal of life? — and how that response applies to our lives today. Join us Sundays at 9:30am CST! Links below: YouTube: CFBC Website: Facebook:
1472 Chapter 22 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 07/11/2022 Mark Lanier

Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke. Mark taught today’s lesson about some of the women Luke records in His Gospel as cultural outsiders who became insiders.

1. Mark referenced several women passages and then focused on a first story where Jesus raises a widow’s son from the dead. 1) The Lord had compassion on the widow. 2) He said "Do not weep". 3) He touches the plank holding the dead man. 4) He speaks to the dead man to rise. A second story was when a woman anointed Jesus with Alabaster ointment. 2. The challenge for today - We see the world and its people one way, but God sees it as it really is. God wants us to find the outsiders and make them insiders. 3. Points for home See the compassion of Jesus See the compassion of Jesus on others See the compassion of Jesus on me
1473 Chapter 19 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 06/19/2022 Mark Lanier 6-19-2022 Biblical Literacy Mark continued with Snapshots of Jesus transitioning to the Gospel of Luke. Mark explained Luke’s background, the author of Luke and Acts. Luke uses the pronoun “they” when the events were told to him, and “he” when he was not an eyewitness. Luke puts the sources by name into his accountings, showing his attention to detail. Luke, the physician and historian traveled with Paul during a voyage. For some New Testament passages, both writers appeared to share the same notes. Some Luke takeaways: 1. God does speak to us. 2. God gives us choices. 3. We are to listen and learn. 11
1474 Chapter 20 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 06/26/2022 Mark Lanier 6-26-22 Biblical Literacy Mark continued sharing Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke. This week’s theme focused on U-turns. Luke shows how the world is off course, but God is reversing the world. Good news: Elizabeth becomes pregnant in her old age with John the Baptist who will turn many of the children of Israel to God. Mary learns she is pregnant with Jesus who will sacrifice his life for the world. Bad news: God has scattered the proud and mighty. Good news for the needy. Bad news for the self sufficient. Mark compares Matthew’s 9 Blessings with Luke’s 4 Blessings & 4 Woes Our faith needs to change our mission, vision, and values. Mark concludes with his Snapshot Points for 10
1475 Chapter 23 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 07/18/2022 Mark Lanier

Mark continued Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke. This week he continued with Part II of how Jesus interacted with women. Listen to Mark expound on the passages in Luke that shows how Jesus valued women and all outsiders. God is about making life better. God is setting about reversing the world.

1. Look at Women’s passages Luke 10:38-42 Mary and Martha. Luke 11:27-28 a woman blesses Jesus because of what He says. Luke 13:10-16 Jesus heals the woman with a disabling spirit on the Sabbath. Luke 23:31 Jesus’  tells the mourning women to weep for themselves. 2. The challenge for today A word on worry…. Matthew 11:28-30 John 14:27 1 Peter 5:7 Philippians 4:6-7 Matthew 5:34 Jeremiah 17:7-8 3. Points for Home Don’t blame Jesus Replace worry with trust Walk in the uprightness of Jesus. Join us Sundays at 9:30am CST! Links below: YouTube: CFBC Website: Facebook:
1476 Chapter 24 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 07/24/2022 Mark Lanier
Mark continued the series Snapshots of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. Mark teaches God’s great concern for the outsiders by using parables to teach His principles.
1. What are parables? A narrative or story that is told to convey an underlying message. During the time of Jesus, parables were used as a teaching tool.
2. Parables only in Luke.
--The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
--The Parable of the Rich Fool Luke 12:13-21
--The Rich Man and Lazarus Luke 16:19-31
3. Points for home.
--Look for Jesus’ vision
--Serving love in action
--Make this real in our lives today
Listen to Mark explain the value of each parable in today’s lesson and how the context of the day and the context of the Bible help us understand Jesus’ meaning to his listeners then and today.
1477 Chapter 25 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of John 07/31/2022 Mark Lanier Mark continued his teachings on Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of John 4 that features the woman of Samaria. After reviewing the story, Mark offered insights into the passage including: Jesus didn’t have to pass through Samaria; He chose to be on mission for God. Jesus offered living water which is fresh. Jesus revealed He was the Christ.   Listen to Mark teach the meaning of living/running water is a metaphor for the Holy Spirit and how we are to worship God in spirit and truth. Mark concluded the lesson by encouraging us to 1) Hear God, 2) Focus on God and 3) Be touched by God. 5
1480 Chapter 27- Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 08/14/2022 Dr. David Capes Dr. David Capes guest taught a lesson in Snapshots of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke. Dr. Capes addressed the question of eschatology. 1. What is eschatology? Derived from two Greek words that mean final things. A branch of theology that deals with end times. It has individual and cosmic meanings. 2. A review of: Luke 11:20; Luke 12:13-21; Luke 19:11, and Luke 17:34-37 3. Conclusions drawn: this world is the realm of redemption; life is not about all the stuff, and the kingdom is already, but not yet. Listen to Dr. Capes discuss eschatology with passages from Luke; what end times means for the Jew and the Christian, and the danger of allowing our possessions to possess us. 3
1479 Chapter 26 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 08/07/2022 Pastor Jarrett Stepens Guest teacher Pastor Jarrett Stephens taught Snapshots of Jesus today from Luke 9 - The Transfiguration. The Transfiguration: God is revealing the glory of His Son Jesus to us who is 100 Percent God and 100 percent man. Pastor Jarrett compares this mountain top experience to other mountain top experiences described in scripture. 1. The Transfiguration takes place following a time of prayer 2. Only Jesus 3. We don’t see the glory of God without being changed Listen to Pastor Jarrett show us through the Scripture who Jesus is, the priority of prayer, and a changed life through the Transfiguration. 4
1481 Chapter 28- Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels, Gospel of Luke 08/21/2022 Pastor David Fleming Dr. David Fleming was the guest lecturer continuing with the Snapshots of Jesus series. Dr. Fleming’s focus was the three “lost” parables from the Gospel of Luke and how Jesus’ was making an overall single point from the three stories. Dr. Fleming used three questions to teach from the parables: 1. What did the parable mean then to them? 2. How does the parable fit in the context? 3. What is the point of the parable? Listen to Dr. Fleming conclude with points of application for today: 1. When you’re out, come in; 2. If you are in, join in, celebrate Good News 3. If you can’t . . . Good News . . . see #1 Hanging around the Father’s house doesn’t mean you have the Father’s heart. 2
1482 Chapter 29 - Snapshots of Jesus as seen through the Gospels; Final: 08/28/2022 Pastor Brent Johnson Pastor Brent Johnson taught the final lesson of Snapshots of Jesus. He posed the question: How should we take action from what we’ve learned from Snapshots of Jesus? Pastor Brent encouraged us to live the Christian life as Jesus modeled during his short time on earth. We are to hear the Word of God and do it by taking action. Pastor Brent shares through scripture how we each have a responsibility to inform our world with compassion and inspiration recognizing the importance God places on relationships. 1