Archive for September, 2008

Don’t Mess With the Children!

September 30, 2008 Leave a comment

In verses 13-16, Jesus makes it clear that he doesn’t tolerate preventing children from experiencing his love fully.

Time and again, Jesus makes simple and important points of truth crystal-clear.

Don’t mess with children when they approach Jesus with innocence and understanding.

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Jesus’ Teaching on Divorce

September 29, 2008 Leave a comment

In verses 11-12, Jesus teaches that anyone who divorces and has an ex-spouse who is still living ought not remarry.

Anyone in this circumstance who remarries commits adultery.

If the church is comfortable teaching that people who are homosexual must abstain from sexual activity, then why doesn’t it teach that divorcĂ©es ought not remarry?  That would appear to be consistent.

Why isn’t theu church consistent on sexual matters, especially when Jesus’ teaching is explicit?

Is it convenience?  A misapplication of Jesus’ teaching on marital unfaithfulness in Matthew 5:32?

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Outline of Mark 10

September 28, 2008 Leave a comment
  1. Once Divorced, Always Divorced

  2. Jesus Loves Children

  3. The Rich Young Ruler

  4. Sit at the Right & Left Hand of God

  5. Blind Bartimaeus Healed
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Don’t Mess With the Children

September 27, 2008 Leave a comment

In verses 38-50, Jesus makes it clear that one of the worst sins is preventing a child from developing in a spiritually healthy way.

That is a major warning!

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Who Is the Greatest?

September 25, 2008 Leave a comment

In verses 33-37, Jesus catches his disciples arguing about which of them is the greatest.

It’s telling that the disciples immediately knew that they were busted.  How humbling to be caught doing exactly the wrong thing for exactly the wrong reasons!

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Rise Three Days Later?

September 25, 2008 Leave a comment

How often do I, like the disciples in verses 30-32, get overwhelmed by the teachings of Jesus and refuse to ask for help or understanding?

There are no dumb questions, so go ahead and ask God for insight and wisdom.

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Healing a Demon-Possessed Boy

September 24, 2008 Leave a comment

In verses 14-29, we learn that some obstacles can only be overcome by prayer.

How often do I fast and pray before diving right in to solve a problem?

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