2000 years ago the solution to our greatest sickness, sin, walked the earth in what would have been the dusty streets of Israel. This solution to sin is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who took on human flesh and did things that are beyond incredible. Whether you’ve heard about the life of Jesus before or not, join us in seeing what Mark has to tell us about Him. This is a bit like a good book or movie you can never get enough of, but way better in every way!
Our series of Bible Talks @Kallangur from April to August 2016 was “In the Footsteps of Jesus”. The series drew from Helen Tenney’s Mark’s Sketchbook of Christ by Banner of Truth as the base for the talk topics. As Tenney notes:
Just as the lightning chalk artist draws in quick bold lines, so the author of the gospel of Mark sketches the life of Jesus Christ. The artist may use varied colours of chalk, short and long strokes, fine and broad lines, often concealing the design almost until the drawing is complete. When the last touch has been added and the special lights have been turned on, the picture emerges in breathtaking beauty. The gospel of Mark is a series of scenes from the life of Christ and tells more of what he did than what he taught. The scenes are sketched rapidly one after another, presenting him as the great miracle-worker as well as the great teacher. Anyone enlightened by the Holy Spirit who reads this account of Jesus‚ life and deeds will be driven to the conclusion of the Roman centurion at the cross; ‘Truly this man was the Son of God’ (Mark 15:39).
Our talk topics included:
- Beginnings (Mark 1:1-45)
- Questions and Answers (Mark 2:1-3:6)
- Friends and Foes (Mark 3:7-35)
- Parables (Mark 4:1-34)
- Miracles (Mark 4:35-5:43)
- Opinions – pro and con (Mark 6:1-56)
- Opposition – traditions (Mark 7:1-37)
- Peter’s Confession (Mark 8:1-38)
- Transfiguration (Mark 9:1-50)
- Interviews (Mark 10:1-52)
- Authority (Mark 11:1-12:12)
- A Day of Questions (Mark 12:13-44)
- The Future (Mark 13:1-37)
- Facing Death (Mark 14:1-72)
- Crucifixion (Mark 15:1-47)
- Resurrection (Mark 16:1-20)
Sermons for the series are available below.