May 20, 2012


Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Passion - The Gospel of Mark Topic: Exposition Passage: Mark 9:1–9:29


The Kingdom of God (Now, Not Yet)

Ascending the Mountain


Mark 9:1-32

Kingdom Glory (verses 1-8)


Suffering and glory


Glory NOW!


Moses and Elijah and Malachi 4:4-6


Coming Down with Questions (Verses 9-13)


Elijah (Malachi 4:5)

Faith in Jesus (Verses 14-29)

Why this story? Why now?


For Community Meditation

Growing in knowledge

  • Jesus told the disciples they would see the Kingdom of God in power? In what ways is the Kingdom of God a present reality? In what ways is not yet fully realized?
  • The cross and resurrection are intricately related as are suffering and glory in our lives. Why are both important for us to embrace?  

Feeling life deeply

  • Read the story in Mark 9:14-29. Discuss the father’s statement “I believe, help my unbelief.” Can you relate to this?  Where was his faith placed?

Living  with courage

  • In what ways is prayer a radical act of faith? In what ways do we struggle with prayer?

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