AUTHORITY IN ACTION
#9 of 16 – THE ACTION GOSPEL
· What human authority figure do you fear most?
· What human authority figure do you respect most?
· Why do we need people with authority?
· What justifies the Lord Jesus as the ultimate authority?
In Mark 9 the Lord Jesus' authority is in full display for all to see.
A. THE PROMISE OF TRANSFIGURATION - Vs. 1
B. THE PATH TO TRANSFIGURATION - Vs. 2
C. THE POWER OF TRANSFIGURATION - Vs. 3
D. THE PARTICIPANTS AT TRANSFIGURATION - Vs. 4
E. THE PROPOSITION AT TRANSFIGURATION - Vss. 5-6
F. THE PRONOUNCEMENT AT TRANSFIGURATION - Vss. 7-8
G. THE PONDERING AFTER TRANSFIGURATION - Vss. 9-13
§ Why did Jesus take only three apostles with him? Why did he tell them to remain silent until after the resurrection? Vss. 2,9
§ What did the transfiguration confirm to the apostles?
§ Why did Moses and Elijah appear? What was discussed? Luke 9:30-31
§ Why is verse 7 significant for every believer?
§ When Jesus said that Elijah had already come, to whom did he refer? Vss. 12-13
A. CONFUSION WITHOUT JESUS - Vs. 14
B. INQUIRY OF JESUS - Vss. 15-16
C. EXPLANATION OF BOY'S FATHER - Vss. 17-18
D. WEARINESS WITH UNBELIEF - Vs. 19
E. CONFRONTATION WITH OF THE BOY'S FATHER - Vss. 20-24
F. HEALING OF THE BOY - Vss. 25-27
G. EXPLANATION TO THE DISCIPLES - Vss. 28-29
¨ How does it feel to be a failure in the eyes of the public? Should that ever bother us? Vss. 14-18
¨ What was the indictment of Jesus against His generation (Vs. 19)? He can say the same about our generation. How does it show?
¨ How should verse 23 transform our lives?
¨ Belief is often expressed through prayer. 1 John 5:14-15
¨ Why do some problems require more prayer than others? Vss.28-29
A. THE PROMISE OF THE LORD'S IMPENDING DEATH - Vss. 30-32
B. THE DISPUTE OVER GREATNESS - Vss. 33-34
C. THE NEED FOR HUMILITY - Vs. 35
D. THE EXAMPLE OF A CHILD - Vss. 36-37
q Why did Jesus continue to speak of His death? Vs. 31
q Why do you think they were afraid to ask Him about His death? Vs. 32
q The key problem the disciples had was pride. How does pride show among Christians? How can we spot pride in ourselves? Vss. 33-34
q Describe a servant's heart. Vs. 35
q Why is a child an excellent example of humility?
q What does verse 37 mean?
A. THE REPORT OF JOHN - Vs. 38
B. THE REBUKE BY JESUS - Vss. 39-41
Ø What is sectarianism? Is there much sectarianism today?
Ø Why does Jesus forbid sectarianism?
Ø How easy is it to be rewarded for service to Christ? Vs. 41
A. IT IS BETTER TO DROWN THAN TO OFFEND - Vs. 42
B. IT IS BETTER TO BE MAIMED THAN TO OFFEND - Vss. 43-46
C. IT IS BETTER TO BE BLIND THAN TO OFFEND - Vss. 47-48
D. IT IS BETTER TO BE SALTY THAN TO OFFEND - Vss. 49-50
ü How can we offend Christians who are both young in age and/or maturity? Vs. 42
ü How can we offend ourselves? Vss. 43-44
ü Is Jesus speaking literally in Vss. 43-46? What does He mean?
ü How can our eyes offend us? Vss. 47-48
ü How can we control what we look at?
ü In what sense is every Christian a sacrifice? Luke 9:23, Romans 12:1
ü Of what value is salt?
ü What happens when salt loses its saltiness?