August 5, 2012

His Last Days - Pt. I

Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Passion - The Gospel of Mark Topic: Exposition Passage: Mark 14:1–14:31

His Last Days, Part 1 (Mark 14:1-31)


On Grand Narratives: Plot, Players and Tension


The Scene of His Last Days (Verses 1, 2)

  • Feast of Passover
  • Cowardly Use of Power


Love Jesus (Verse 3-9)

  • Love God with ALL, Heartfelt Devotion to the King
  • Tragedy of Betrayal



Remember Jesus (Verses 12-25)

  • Passover, Last Supper, Lord's Supper


Deny Jesus!? (Verses 26-31)


The Grand Narrative

  • The People's Story
  • Jesus own Story
  • Peter's Story
  • Our Story


Community Meditation

Growing in Knowledge

  • Discuss how the Exodus narrative shapes the back drop for Jesus' story here in Mark. We will be studying the major themes in Exodus in the Advent season. Encourage devotional reading Genesis - Exodus.

Feeling Life Deeply

  • Which characters in the story of the unfolding Passion do you recognize with? One of them? All of them? Have you ever felt like Judas, the women, the disciples talking about the wasteful spending, Peter's bravado?

Living with Courage

  • If God's purpose is to redeem sinners, how does this shape our view of other people? Who do you need to see in a more gracious light? Yourself? Friends? Family? How can we extend the hope of the gospel to them?

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