You Are The Son of God

Mark 3:7-12

  1. The Peoples Gather.
    1. Isaiah 9:1–7- But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. [2] The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. (ESV)
  1. II. The Demons Fall Down
    1. The Posture of the Demons.
      1. James 2:19- You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! (ESV)
      2. Mark 1:23–25– And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, [24] “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” [25] But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” (ESV)
      3. Mark 3:11–12– And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” [12] And he strictly ordered them not to make him known. (ESV)
      4. Mark 3:14–15- And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach [15] and have authority to cast out demons. (ESV)
      5. Mark 5:2–13- And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. [3] He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, [4] for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. [5] Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. [6] And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. [7] And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” [8] For he was saying to him, “Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!” [9] And Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” He replied, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” [10] And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the country. [11] Now a great herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, [12] and they begged him, saying, “Send us to the pigs; let us enter them.” [13] So he gave them permission. And the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned in the sea. (ESV)
      6. Mark 6:7- And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. (ESV)
      7. Mark 7:24–30– And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. [25] But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. [26] Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. [27] And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” [28] But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” [29] And he said to her, “For this statement you may go your way; the demon has left your daughter.” [30] And she went home and found the child lying in bed and the demon gone. (ESV)
      8. Mark 9:21-27 [21] And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. [22] And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” [23] And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” [24] Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” [25] And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” [26] And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” [27] But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.” (ESV)
    1. The Future Posture of the World
      1. Isaiah 45:22–25- “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. [23] By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.’ [24] “Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed all who were incensed against him. [25] In the LORD all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.” (ESV)
      1. Romans 14:10–12- Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; [11] for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” [12] So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. (ESV)
      1. Philippians 2:9–11- Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, [10] so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, [11] and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (ESV)
    1. A Precursor of things to Come.
      1. Revelation 20:1–3- Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. [2] And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, [3] and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while. (ESV)
      2. Revelation 20:7–10 – And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison [8] and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. [9] And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, [10] and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (ESV)
  1. III. Jesus is the Son of God.
    1. Why Did Jesus Stop Him?
      1. Mark 1:1- The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (ESV)
      2. Mark 3:11–12- And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” [12] And he strictly ordered them not to make him known. (ESV)
      3. Mark 8:29–30-And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peteranswered him, “You are the Christ.” [30] And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him. (ESV)
      4. Mark 15:37–39– And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. [38] And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. [39] And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” (ESV)


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June 2012

Fit for Service

Fit for Service

I Timothy 4:6-10


Introduction (6a)

I. You must be properly nourished. (6b)

II. You must be properly disciplined. (7-9)

A. You must not be distracted.

B. You must exercise towards godliness.

C. You must understand the value of your exercise.

1. The Immediate Benefits.

2. The Eternal Benefits.

III. You must recognize the motivation for exercise. (10)

Departing from the Faith

Departing from the Faith

I Timothy 4:1-6



I. The Certainty of the Departure.

II. The Source of the Departure.

III. The Means of the Departure.

A. Their Description.

B. Their Teachings.

C. Their Problem.

IV. The Biblical Response to the Departing.

May 2012

Mother’s Day- II Timothy 1:1-7

A Renewed Call to Faithful Service

II Timothy 1:1-7


Introduction / Greeting- (1-2)



I. A Prayer of Thanksgiving. (3-5)

II. Sincere Faith Produces Service for God. (6)

III. God Provides Help to Those Who Serve Him. (7)

Picture Perfect Worship- I Timothy 2:8-15

Picture Perfect Worship

I Timothy 2:8-15


I. Men must fulfill God’s plan in worship. (8)

A. You must commune with God. (8a)

B. You must worship with a pure heart. (8b)

1. Purity before God

2. Purity with others

April 2012

Running the Race

Running the Race of Life

Hebrews 12:1-3


I. Prepare to run your race. (1a)

A. Others have gone before you. (1a)

B. You must lay aside what slows you down. (1a)

1. Lay aside your extra weights.

2. Lay aside your sin.


II. Patiently run your race. (1b)

A. You must run with endurance. (1b)

B. You must run YOUR race. (1b)


III. Keep your eyes on Christ. (2-3)

A. Look to Jesus as your example. (2)

1. He is the founder of your faith.

2. He is the perfecter of your faith.

3. He completed the course for the joy that was before Him.

B. Look to Jesus for encouragement. (3)

1. Consider the suffering of Christ.

2. Renew your strength in Christ.

Christ’s Resurrection Requires A Response

Resurrection Sunday- John 20:1-9

Christ’s Resurrection Requires A Response Opening- Introduction

I. Scene One – Mary Magdalene (and the others) at the tomb. (1)

II. Scene Two- Mary Magdalene with the disciples. (2)

III. Scene Three- Peter and the One Whom Jesus Loved journey to the tomb and begin to put the pieces together. (3-7)

IV. Climax- The Other Disciple believes in the resurrected Jesus Christ. (8)

V. Closing- Summary and Application (9)

March 2012

Paul: An Example of the Overflowing Grace of Christ

I Timothy 1:12-17


  1. The Grace of Christ Transforms Your Earthly Life. (12-14) 
    1. Because of Christ’s grace, you are enabled for service. (12)
    2. Because of Christ’s grace, you are free from your past. (13)
    3. Because of Christ’s grace, you have new life. (14)
  2. The Grace of Christ Provides Eternal Life. (15-16) 
    1. The presence of Christ in salvation (15)
    2. The patience of Christ in salvation (16)
  3. The Grace of Christ Requires Praise to God. (17)

The Proper Use of the Law

Proper Use of the Law

I Timothy 1:8-11

I. You must understand the usefulness of God’s law. (8)

II. You must understand the purpose of God’s law. (9-10)

III. You must understand the beauty of God’s law. (11)

False Teachers Beware: I Timothy 1:3-7

Introduction: (3a)

I. The Warning Against False Teaching (3b-4)

A. The Variations of False Teaching (3b-4a)
B. The Result of False Teaching (4b)


II. The Antidote for False Teaching (5)


III. The Path and Signs of False Teaching (6-7)

Introduction to I Timothy




  1. The Author: Paul- An Apostle




  1. The Recipient: Timothy- True child in the faith




  1. The Purpose and Structure of I Timothy

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