A. Gennesaret – Mark 7:1-23 The religious leaders confront Jesus in about hand washing.
- v6 The heart changes the behavior the behavior doesn’t change the heart. Isaiah 29:13
- v10 Corbin vow – Give money to God. Moses says to honor your father and mother.
- v14-15 Nothing that goes into a man makes him unclean, but what comes out of a man.
- v17-21 Jesus begins to train his disciples, its the darkness in your heart that defiles you. Matt 5:3-11
B. Tyre – Mark 7:24-30 Jesus leaves Gennesaret and goes to Tyre
- v26 The woman was a Greek (unclean) begged Jesus.
- v27 He wants her to stick with it. (Bread now becomes the topic of conversation)
- Jesus uses the woman as an example of faith for his disciples Matthew 7:7-12
- v28-29 she wants the crumbs. and because she responds in this way Jesus heals her daughter.
C. Decapolis – Mark 7:31-36 Jesus passes through Sidon then goes to Decapolis
V32-37 Jesus heals a deaf and dumb man
- It’s no coincidence that Jesus declares all food clean Mark 7:15 and people are clean Mark 7:26.
- Peter is still going to struggle with these topics in Acts 10:34
Mark 8:1-10 Jesus feeds the 4000 in Decapolis
- In Mark 6 Jesus feeds 5000 mostly Jewish people. Compassion has no favoritism
- v2-3 “I have compassion for these people, some have traveled a long way”
- v4 “Where can we get bread?” The disciples show their hardheartedness and unbelief
- v5 He asks the same question he did when he fed the 5000 in Mark 6:38
- v8 The disciples picked up seven baskets
- v10 Jesus goes back across the sea of Galilee to Dalmanutha
E. Delmanutha – Mark 8:11-13 The Pharisees demand a sign from Jesus
- v11 the Pharisees want a sign in the heavens.They are asking for a sign from Joel 2:30
- v12 Jesus gives them the sign of Jonah Matthew 12:38-42, Matthew 16:4
- The sign will be me coming in the clouds and the people of Nineveh will judge you
- v13 Jesus heads back to the other side of the sea to Bethsaida
Mark 8:14-21 Jesus confronts the disciples hardheartedness
- v14-15 the disciples forget bread and Jesus warns them of the bread of the Pharisees
- v16 His disciples think he means not to buy bread when they get back
- “V18 Don’t you remember?” V21 “Do you still not understand?”
- Review your God story, cynicism and doubt are not the right response for a true disciple
F. Bethsaida – Mark 8:22-26 In Bethsaida Jesus heals the blind man with spit.
G.Philippi Ceasarea Mark 8:27-30 Peter confesses Jesus is the Son of God.
- v27 Jesus Asks “Who do people say I am?”
- v28 Elijah, John the Baptist, A prophet
- v29 Peter declares “You are the Christ”
Mark 8:31-38 Jesus predicts his death, rebukes peter and teaches selflessness.
- v31 That Jesus must suffer and die is a brand new teaching. Isaiah 53, Psalm 22
- v32 Peter says “I rebuke you for that negative thinking”
- v33-38 Jesus rebukes Peter and tells the crowd to live a life of self denial
Mark 9:1-12 Jesus brings Peter, James and John up a mountain for the transfiguration.
- V1 “Some will not taste death… 2 Peter 1:16-18 “…coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power“
- V2 The three that saw Jesus in power (transfigure) were Peter, James and John. His inner circle.
- V4 Elijah (prophets) and Moses(Law) are present and discussing Jesus death (Exodus) Luke 9:30-31
- V7 The glory cloud comes “This is my Son, Whom I love. Listen to Him”
Mark 9:14-29 Jesus heals boy with a demon
H. Galilee Capernaum Mark 9:30-32 In Galilee Jesus predicts his death a second time.
- 3 times in the final 9 months Jesus tells his disciples he is going to die
Mark 9:33-36 Jesus Disciples argue who is the greatest in Capernaum
Mark 9:38-50 Using Jesus name and maintaining the qualities of salt(beatitudes)
- Mark 9:49-50
Next weeks readings: John 7,8,9,10 1. Think of one practical application 2. What did the holy spirit highlight 3. How can I put this into action?