1. Jesus: Liar, Lunatic, or Lord? (Mark 3:20-35) John MacArthur

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    http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-15 I was saying to someone the other day that I'm not sure that it is nearly as important for you that I preach as it is for me that I preach. This is the passion of my life, the joy of my life. And for the privilege of preparation itself if I never preached, I would give everything in this world because there's no joy like the joy of digging deep into the discovery of the truth revealed in Scripture and especially when it has to do with the most compelling person of all, the incarnate God, the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus we find ourselves again in a gospel and it is now the gospel of Mark and I invite you to take your Bible and if you will, open your Bible to Mark chapter 3...Mark chapter 3. We're going to be looking at the last section of Mark chapter 3 verses 20 through verse 35. It's a prolonged section and it's a story within a story. So we're going to have to split it into two weeks. I would have to let you know that this week will be, in some ways, the simpler of the two and next week, perhaps, the more challenging and the more compelling and the more stunning teaching. But these are two very important portions of Scripture that are blended together by Mark in a unique way as a story within a story. Many of you will be familiar with the name C.S. Lewis. C.S. Lewis, the great writer, the great thinker, the great Christian apologist has written many, many things that all of us are very, very familiar with. And in his effort at apologetics, he came up with a paradigm that has probably become somewhat well known, maybe it's more widely known even then its author, namely C.S. Lewis....

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    • Twelve Ordinary Men (Mark 3:13-19) John MacArthur

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      http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-14 It's wonderful to be back in the gospel of Mark and I want you to open your Bible to Mark chapter 3 this morning as we look at the gospel of Mark. We are going to be looking at a very simple section of the gospel of Mark that essentially has to do with identifying the Apostles...identifying the Apostles. It's not a complex passage, not a doctrinal passage and yet I think it's one of the most encouraging passages in Scripture. It was many, many years ago, of course, that I preached in Matthew and we came to the listing of the Apostles in Matthew chapter 10 and some of you will remember, we spent about three months going through the Apostles, every one of them, all we know about them from Scripture and all about their history and all that. And then not too many years ago we went through the gospel of Luke and when we came to the Apostles' listing in Luke chapter 6, we essentially did the same thing again. I took the time for months to go through every life, every Apostle, all the details. Out of those two series came a book called Twelve Ordinary Men. Twelve Ordinary Menhas been a well-received book and encouraging to see how the story of how the Lord uses very, very ordinary people. But in the consistency with the plan that I have in the gospel of Mark, we're going to have one message, and that's this morning, on these twelve men. As you know, Mark is kind of the newspaper approach to the story of Jesus, want to keep it condensed, keep it fast paced as Mark intended for us to do. And so, we're just going to look at this in a broad and a general sense. And I say that in order to encourage you that if you want a little more detail on these men, plenty can be found in the Matthew series, the Luke series and the book Twelve Ordinary Men....

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      • Mark's Sweeping Summary of Jesus (Mark 3:7-12) John MacArthur

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        http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-13 I invite you to turn in the Scripture to Mark chapter 3 verses 7 through 12...Mark chapter 3 verses 7 through 12. We're going to be reading that in just a few moments but since it's been over three months since our last look at the gospel of Mark, we need to kind of prepare our hearts and our minds for what is before us this morning. There are four gospels in the New Testament, as you know, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These four gospels have a singular purpose and that purpose is summed up in the final gospel, the gospel of John. In John's gospel, chapter 20 and verse 31, John says this, "These have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God and that believing you may have life in His name." John tells us that the reason that the histories of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ have been written is so that we may believe that He is the Son of God and that by believing have eternal life in His name. The four gospels then are designed as proof or evidence of the deity of Jesus Christ. All four gospels are written for the same reason, to tell us that Jesus is no mere man, no mere prophet, no mere religious leader but rather He is the Son of God. Any Jew would understand that term, the Son of God, to mean that He shares in the very nature of God. He is God Himself. He is deity. Eternal life comes to those who believe that. But you can't believe that unless you have evidence and the evidence of the deity of Jesus Christ is contained in the four gospels. All of them present that evidence to us....

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        • Enoch Walked with God (Selected Scriptures) John MacArthur

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          http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/80-387 Tonight we're going to begin a series on what we'll called "Twelve Unlikely Heroes." It was a couple of years ago that I thought it might be interesting to do a book, since people love character studies, they enjoy The Twelve Ordinary Men, The Twelve Extraordinary Women, so why not take a look at some other of the amazing biographies of the Bible under the kind of the title of Extraordinary...or rather Unlikely Heroes. This book will be available by the end of summer. It's finished and it's on its way and you'll be able to take a look at it at the end of summer. You will thoroughly enjoy it. It is...it is a rich and wonderful study. So, I'm going to kind of go along the pathway of those Twelve Unlikely Heroes, and they follow a flow scripturally. So we're going to start in the Old Testament with Enoch and Joseph and then we're going to work our way through all the main eras of biblical history on in to the New Testament, we're going to have a great time doing so....

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          • Joseph: Because God Meant It for Good (Selected Scriptures) John MacArthur

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            http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/80-388 Now, I want you to turn to the last chapter of the book of Genesis, chapter 50, and we’re going to begin and then do a little bit of a flashback. As you know, we are in a series called “Unlikely Heroes” that is already a prepared book and it will be available to you by the end of August. You’re going to enjoy reading this book and we’re taking a look at some of the…some of the heroes, some of the men and women that God used in remarkable ways who at the beginning were very unlikely to have the level of influence that they have had. And tonight we’re going to talk about Joseph…Joseph, because God meant it for good. If you look at chapter 50 of Genesis and verse 20, Joseph says, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result to preserve many people alive.” You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good. That introduces us to a characteristic, an attribute of God which we often call His providence. That is to say that God works His own ends, no matter what the intention of people be it good or bad, God will bring about His own ultimate end. And what God means to happen, will ultimately happen. God coordinates and organizes all the apparently independent activities, and thoughts, and ideas, and movements of people, pulls them all together, makes them harmonize with one another to effect His ultimate ends. That is revealed to us in many stories in the Bible, none more dramatic than the story of Joseph. As we come to the fiftieth chapter of the book of Genesis, there are eleven grim faces staring down anxiously at the floor. All attention is focused on the man who is enthroned in front of them. They are huddled, these eleven are, before one of the most powerful rulers in the world, one who stands only behind Pharaoh in Egypt and he has the authority to execute them. He is dressed in fashion that would be fitting for one who had the position he had. He is the Prime Minister of Egypt; he looks down on these humble Jewish herdsmen as they stoop before him. He has had a long history with these men. It is a history of pain and suffering, and rejection, and the memories are vividly etched into his mind. They had wronged him, this Prime Minister, in the past greatly. They had done great damage to him from a human perspective and now the tables are turned and he has the power and the authority and the ability to enact severe retribution against them. They are, in fact, his brothers who had betrayed him and the Prime Minister of Egypt is none other than Joseph, the one betrayed....

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            • When should rich people repent?

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              • ¿Cual es tu autoridad? - John MacArthur

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                ¿Cual es tu autoridad? - John MacArthur

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                • Eric alexander: Ten cuidado de TI mismo y de la DOCTRINA [ 2 de 2]

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                  http://gty.org/ http://lumbrera.wordpress.com/ http://youtube.com/lumbrera2 http://vimeo.com/lumbrera Eric Alexander: Interpretación en Español por el pastor: Luis Contreras 1era Tim. 4:16 Esdras cap. 7 Vida pública y ministerio de Esdras 1) Preparación personal (Esdras preparó su corazón) no sólo mente e intelecto El inicio de la predicación expositiva es la meditación

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                  • How 2B Happy (really!)

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                    3000 years ago a man wrote a song about the mess he'd made of his life, and how he had his joy restored. It's a song about true happiness that has a timeless message of good news for our generation, since true happiness can only be found in a relationship with our Creator, and this song tells how to have that relationship with God restored.

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                    • 2012 Shepherds' Conference (Session 09) John MacArthur

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                      http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/CONF-SC12-09 Securing Our Final Glory (Romans 8:26-39) I need, because this is our final session for those of you will not be with us on the Lord’s Day, say thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of those who have taught and preached and we have just been so (applause) greatly blessed. Just a rich, rich feast of the Word of God and a wonderful time of fellowship and thank you all for coming. I’m just curious, if you came from another country other than the United States, would you stand up right now? Just stand up if you’re from another country. Yeah, thank you all for coming. Thank you. The sessions are being translated into multiple languages all of which I don’t know, Chinese, Russian and more. People have come from many places. We’ve had a whole contingent of those speaking Spanish. I’ve met people from Brazil. We have 48 countries that are here and we welcome all of you and there’s always a place for you at Grace Community Church. We have a conference three days a year, Shepherds Conference, but we’re here every week. I’m like the poor, they always have me with them. And every week we’re here and these folks are singing and playing and we’re preaching, and we’re serving the Lord.... Taken from the Shepherds' Conference ©2012 by John MacArthur. For more information, visit http://www.shepherdsconference.org.

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