1. Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Calling, Part 2 (Mark 6:10-13; 30-32) John MacArthur

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    http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-28 Open your Bible, if you will, to the sixth chapter of Mark's gospel. In the wonderful providence of God, we're working our way through Mark and we just happened to arrive at this particular portion of Scripture in Mark chapter 6, verses 7 and following, which our Lord sends out the Twelve on their first short-term mission trip. It fit so well, the intent of the conference, so much is here seminal for the area of understanding how we do ministry that I decided to split it into two parts, do half at the front end and the last half at the back end. For some of you, you will only receive the back half cause you weren't here last Sunday. We did have a contingent of folks from the Philippines who were disappointed that I only gave them half last week, so they changed their flight and they're here this morning. We're glad you stuck around. I hope you find it worth your while. In the sixth chapter of Mark's gospel, we come to a very, very important turning point, transition point, mega shift in the ministry of our Lord's Kingdom gospel preaching. This is that text in which He delegates His message and His power for the first time to the Twelve Apostles and sends them out essentially to preach exactly what He preached and to do exactly what He did. The text can really begin for us at the back half of verse 6. "And He was going around the villages teaching and He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs and gave them authority over the unclean spirits and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff, no bag, no money in their belt, but to wear sandals and He added, 'Do not put on two tunics.' And He said to them, 'Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave town. And any place that does not receive you or listen to you as you go out from there, shake the dust off the souls of your feet for a testimony against them.' They went out and preached that men should repent. And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them." At this point, there's an account of the death of John the Baptist. After this account, Mark returns to the sending of the twelve in verse 30 and records their return after their short-term mission. Notice verse 30, "The Apostles gathered together with Jesus." They are now constituted as the Apostles, after this first mission they become an official group. "They reported to Him all that they had done and taught and He said to them, 'Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while,' for there were many people coming and going and they didn't even have time to eat. They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves."...

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    • Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Calling, Part 1 (Mark 6:6-9) John MacArthur

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      http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-27 Now this morning I want you to open the Word of God to Mark chapter 6...Mark chapter 6. For you that are visiting with us, we're working our way through the gospel of Mark and having such a wonderful time doing it. Every Sunday morning when we come together we spend time with our Lord Jesus as He is the theme of every paragraph. How enriching and wonderful it is. And this morning we come to a section that begins in verse 7 of chapter 6...Mark chapter 6 and verse 7. It has to do with the calling of the Twelve, or the sending of the Twelve really on a sort of a short-term internship mission. It marks a very, very significant transition point in the life of our Lord and is also highly instructive to all who minister the gospel. God's timing is always perfect. His providence never misses. And here we are at the beginning of a Shepherds Conference and at a text that is most applicable to those who minister the Word of God and the gospel of Christ. We will look at this text both this morning on the front end, and next Sunday we'll complete a look at it. It's really a very, very important text and I want those of you, in particular, who minister to bear the wonderful implications and fruit of its riches. Now just a word before I read it to you. Mark loves I guess what we've been calling sandwiches, a story with two sides and something else in the middle. We have seen that already just in the past chapter in the case of starting out with the story of Jairus, ending up with the resurrection of Jairus' daughter from the dead, but in the middle the wonderful account of Jesus healing the woman with the issue of blood....

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      • Amazing Unbelief (Mark 6:1-6) John MacArthur

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        http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-26 Well, open your Bible to Mark chapter 6...Mark chapter 6. I want to read to you the first six and a half verses. Mark 6. "Jesus went out from there," that meaning Capernaum where He had been ministering in the prior chapter, we saw that. "He went out from there and came in to His hometown," that would be Nazareth. "And His disciples followed Him. When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue and the many listeners were astonished, saying, 'Where did this man get these things? And what is this wisdom given to Him? And such miracles as these performed by His hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?' And they took offense at Him. "Jesus said to them, 'A prophet is not without honor except in His hometown and among His own relatives and in His own household. And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He wondered at their unbelief."...

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        • Ecclesiastes 6-8 | Solomon Turns Over a New Leaf

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          Calvary Chapel Spring Valley | Sunday Evening | September 30, 2012 | Pastor Derek Neider

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          • A Diagnosis of the Soils, Part 2 (Mark 4:1-20) John MacArthur

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            http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-19 We come now to the Word of God and what a privilege it is. And we're looking at the fourth chapter of Mark again and the parables of the soils that takes up the first twenty verses of this fourth chapter. So open your Bible to Mark chapter 4. This is message number three and will be the last message as we look at the parables of the soils. There is so much actually in the truth of this parable that I suppose one could do ten, twelve, or even twenty messages just explaining the nuances of this parable. So by no means are we exhausting it in three messages. It is a familiar story to all students of the New Testament, one of the most familiar of all of Jesus' parables. Let's familiarize ourselves again with it by starting at verse 1....

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            • A Diagnosis of the Soils, Part 1 (Mark 4:1-20) John MacArthur

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              http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-18 Well let's open the Word of God to the fourth chapter of the gospel of Mark, and we're going to continue to take a look at what is known as the parable of the soils...the parable of the soils, very familiar parable to students of Scripture. We're going to dig a little deep into the dirt, if you will, on this one, go down into the soil and discover all that we can as to its meaning. But let me remind you of the story itself in the opening eight verses. Mark 4, "He began to teach again by the sea...that is Jesus by the Sea of Galilee...and such a very large crowd gathered to Him that He got into a boat in the sea and sat down, and the whole crowd was by the sea on the land and He was teaching them many things in parables and was saying to them in His teaching, 'Listen to this, behold, the sower went out to sow. As he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road and the birds came up and ate it up. Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil and after the sun had risen, it was scorched and because it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among the thorns, or the weeds, and the thorns came up and choked it and it yielded no crop. Other seeds fell into the good soil and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundred fold.'"...

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              • A Survey of the Soils (Mark 4:1-20) John MacArthur

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                http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/41-17 Open your Bible now to Mark chapter 4...Mark chapter 4. This morning we come to one of the extensive teaching sections in the gospel of Mark and there really are only two. This is an action-packed gospel, kind of the newspaper edition of the record of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, and Mark doesn't spend a lot of time on the detailed teaching of our Lord, except here in chapter 4 and once again in chapter 13. There are other sections of teaching scattered throughout but not nearly to the degree of the other three gospels. So when we do land on a teaching section, we know that Mark has invested it with great significance, and certainly that is the case in this passage. In fact, the teaching of our Lord here extends all the way down to verse 34, as He gives several parables. Just one of those parables goes down to verse 20. It is the very familiar parable of the soils, sometimes called the parable of the sower, sometimes called the parable of the seed. But it really is the parable of the soils....

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                • How Much Do You Desire the Holy Spirit? (09-09-2012)

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                  Message by Pastor Christian Garcia / Series: The Communion and Power of the Holy Spirit

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                  • The Stategy of Advance for Ekklesia Miami (09-23-2012)

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                    Message by Pastor Christian Garcia / Avance 2012

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                    • September 30, 2012 Sermon "The Good News Passed On" by Pastor Jeff McCullough

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                      September 30, 2012 Sermon "The Good News Passed On" by Pastor Jeff McCullough + Baby Intro & Drama

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