Summary: To show that religion will put you away to come to JESUS.
Do you come to JESUS to be saved?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that religion will put you away to come to JESUS.
Mark 11:27 (Amplified Bible)
11:27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And when Jesus was walking about in the [courts and porches of the] temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him,
Religion is not the way, JESUS is.
Acts 4:12 (The Message)
4:12 Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one."
John 14:6 (The Message)
14:6 Jesus said, "I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me.
John 10:6-10 (The Message)
10:6 Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about.
10:7 So he tried again. "I'll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep.
10:8 All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn't listen to them.
10:9 I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture.
10:10 A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
Returning to Jerusalem with the religious leaders
Study of Mark 11
A. Author: Mark, son of Mary of Jerusalem; referred to as John Mark
B. Date written: 58 B.C.
C. Purpose: To present JESUS of Nazareth as GOD's Suffering Servant, the Redeemer of the world
D. To whom written: Roman or Gentile Christians
E. Main Theme: CHRIST is the tireless servant of GOD and humanity.
F. Key word: Immediately
G. Key verse: Mark 10:45
Mark 10:45 (Amplified Bible)
10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to have service rendered to Him, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for (instead of) many.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. They returned to Jerusalem
"And they came again to Jerusalem."
JESUS always goes to a place together with His disciples. It's His Special Team.
Luke 17:11 (Amplified Bible)
17:11 As He went on His way to Jerusalem, it occurred that [Jesus] was passing [along the border] between Samaria and Galilee.
Matthew 21:1 (The Message)
21:1 When they neared Jerusalem, having arrived at Bethphage on Mount Olives, Jesus sent two disciples
Even in His first miracle, JESUS was with His disciples.
John 2:11-12 (The Message)
2:11 This act in Cana of Galilee was the first sign Jesus gave, the first glimpse of his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
2:12 After this he went down to Capernaum along with his mother, brothers, and disciples, and stayed several days.
B. JESUS was walking in the Temple
"And when Jesus was walking about in the [courts and porches of the] temple,"
JESUS was prophesied to come to the Temple but this chief priests and experts in the law, didn't recognized JESUS, didn't applied that prophesy to JESUS.
Malachi 3:1 (The Message)
3:1 "Look! I'm sending my messenger on ahead to clear the way for me. Suddenly, out of the blue, the Leader you've been looking for will enter his Temple—yes, the Messenger of the Covenant, the one you've been waiting for. Look! He's on his way!" A Message from the mouth of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.