His Teachings

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  1. Greatness in HIS Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (To be a citizen of the kingdom requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others – Mark 10:35-45)
  2. Jesus Confronts Added Human Traditions - (Mark 7:1-23 - Jesus undermines the religious rationale for dietary restrictions. With the arrival of the Son of Man, old regulations and rituals begin to lose their relevance)- {PDF Copy}
  3. Jesus and Food Purity Regulations - (Mark 7:20-23 - Jesus undermined the religious "logic" of dietary restrictions) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Lord of the Sabbath - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 2:23-3:6Jesus is Lord with authority even over the Sabbath Day)
  1. Fruitless Temple - {PDF Copy} - (The cursing of a barren fig tree symbolized the coming destruction of the Temple because of the fruitlessness of the nation)
  2. Desolate Temple - {PDF Copy} - (When he left the Temple for the last time, Jesus pronounced its coming desolation to his opponents)
  3. The Temple Setting - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus gave his final discourse following his final departure from the Temple – Mark 12:41-13:4)
  4. The Geographic Scope - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse alternates between local and global perspectives)
  5. Wars and Rumors - {PDF Copy} - (The Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who propagate false expectations about the end)
  6. "This Generation" - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:30-31 - Was Jesus referring to the generation contemporary with him or to one in a remote future?)
  7. Days of Noah - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus used an analogy to the destruction of the Flood to stress the necessity to be prepared for the sudden arrival of the Son of Man)
  8. knowing Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus Command us to know the "signs and the seasons" of the end?)
  9. Repeated Warnings - {PDF Copy} - (Three specific warnings to disciples are repeated by Jesus in his Olivet Discourse to help them avoid deception)
  10. The Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared that the end will not come until  this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations - Matthew 24:14)
  11. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the abomination standing where it ought not, they must flee Jerusalem ASAP)
  12. Coming on the Clouds - {PDF Copy} - (The whole earth will witness the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect – Mark 13:21-27)
  13. Discerning Times and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared that “it is not for you to know times and seasons")
Mountains under starry sky - Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash.com
Photo by Benjamin Voros on Unsplash.com