Discover the Book - August 28, 2011

 

How To Find Treasure In the Word

“Mark’s gospel” is the apostle Peter recounting the greatest story ever told.  If you will let him, Mark will let you see, feel and experience what it was like to have God in a body, right here on earth.

“Mark’s gospel” is a dramatic, vivid, full of color action packed video that takes us on an eye witness journey with none other than the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ. Have you started turning shovels of blessings into gold from the Gospels? There is a simple way to do just that:

In this journey –

1.       Christ Jesus is held high – He is Divine
2.      Christ Jesus is brought near – He is Human
3.      Christ Jesus is seen clearly – He is Eye witnessed
4.      Christ Jesus is shown eagerly – He is Here

First, let’s see Jesus held high, and be deeply impressed – He Is Divine. The best way to do so is to see Him through the eyes of those who brushed against His robes, looked into His penetrating gaze and reacted. Look at a few of these on the scene eye witness reports of what it was like to be around Jesus.

Mark 1:22  “And they were astonishedat His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”

Mark 1:27   “Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”

Mark 4:41  “And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”  This was the response of a group of men who suddenly realized that it was actually God, a supernaturally powerful, beyond human comprehension person, who had sat with them in the boat! He controlled the atmosphere, the water, the force of 2 billion tons of water (that is the 44.6 billion cubic yards of water in the Sea of Galilee) violently foaming and crashing about them - with a simple word!

Mark 6:51  “Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased. And they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure, and marveled.”

For a moment get into the boat. Look at the waves, feel the wind nearly blowing you into the foaming water and then ask yourself some personal questions.

ü  Does Jesus Christ astonish you?  He wants to.
ü  Does God’s Word grip your heart?  It can.
ü  Are you amazed at how great He truly is?  You can be if you want to be.

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