April 15, 2012

Flashback to Foreshadow - Trouble Making for the Glory of God

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Passion - The Gospel of Mark Topic: Exposition Passage: Mark 6:14–6:30

Back into Mark



  • Flashbacks
  • Foreshadowing
  • Trouble Making


Mark 6:14-30

Enemies in High Places (Verses 14-16)


Flashback to Foreshadow (Verse 17-29)

  • Perplexed and Hearing Gladly


  • The Birthday Bash


  • The flashback is a foreshadowing


Risk taking and trouble making (Verse 30)


Passion—Following Jesus

Philippians 1:19-26, Philippians 3:8-11, Matthew 11:2-6


Community Meditation

Growing in knowledge

  • Read John 1:29-34 and Matthew 11:1-11. Why do you think John the Baptist was having questions about Jesus in the last days of his life?
  • What message does Jesus send to John?  Why?
  • What can we take from Jesus’ message to John for our own dark hours?

Feeling life deeply

  • Have you ever felt afraid to follow Jesus in his mission?
  • What does the flashback about John tell us about following Jesus?  What is it about loving people and extending hope through the gospel  that seems risky?

Living  with courage

  • How does our identity in Christ and our eternal security allow us to take risks and start trouble for the Kingdom of darkness?


other sermons in this series

Aug 19


Truth and Power

Speaker: Mike Reed Passage: Mark 15:1–15:20 Series: Passion - The Gospel of Mark

Aug 12


His Last Days - Pt. II

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Passage: Mark 14:32–14:72 Series: Passion - The Gospel of Mark