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Jesus Was There For Them

Jesus Was There For Them

Pastor Dan Davidson

The Royal Servant

In the continuing effort to have Jesus put to death, the Jewish religious leaders bring Him before Pilate, the procurator of Judea, since only the Roman government had the authority to declare a sentence of death. Pilate had already treated the Jews with an unholy contempt (Luke 13:1). Pilate’s only loyalty was to Rome, and even that was for his own selfish ends. Jesus is at the end of the illegal trial process, and Pilate is struggling with what to do with Him (John 18:28-19:16). In facing the wicked ruler, the hateful Jewish crowds and the arrogant soldiers, Jesus gives us the example of perfect love and grace, because Jesus was there for their sake! May God help us to learn that example today!

Mark 15:1-20

Jesus and Peter Side by Side

Jesus and Peter Side by Side

Pastor Dan Davidson

The Royal Servant

Jesus is arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane and taken before religious leaders. Out texts finds Jesus in the courtyard of Caiaphas, the high priest. The disciples have fled and Jesus is facing the religious leaders, who try Him in a kangaroo court. The outcome is a foregone conclusion, s the decision has already been made to destroy Him (John 11:45-53). Peter follows at a distance. Today, we learn some powerful lessons which help us deal with false accusations, and we also learn how to deal with false accusations, and we also learn how to deal with the temptation to depend upon our own strength as we face persecution.

Mark 14:53-72

Prophecy and Prayer

Prophecy and Prayer

Pastor Dan Davidson

The Royal Servant

Having presented the picture of the cross shown in the bread and cup, Jesus leaves the upper room into the darkness of the night to enter into His final humiliation and passion. As we listen to Him pray to the Father, we see something of how our Lord suffered in the flesh, helping us to understand how He knows what we experience in our own personal life.

Mark 14:27-52

So Send I You

So Send I You

Pastor Dan Davidson

Sending the Word to the World

We need to sharpen our Mission Vision. Why are we concerned? Our text helps us to understand. Notice the context. Jesus appears to His disciples in the upper room, and says twice, “Peace be unto you,” and He shows them His hands and His side. His suffering is over. He is resurrected, and His ascension is near. Now He has a most important challenge for them.

John 20:19-21

Preparation for Death and Burial

Preparation for Death and Burial

Pastor Dan Davidson

The Royal Servant

Time is getting close for the cross. The Jewish leaders want it. The disciples are still somewhat oblivious to it. Then there is the sister of Lazarus, Mary. She gets it, and she is preparing Jesus for burial, as she pours out her love for the Savior. In this passage, Mark presents the story of Mary and the precious ointment in the context of the events leading up to the Passover dinner and the picture Jesus gives in the Last Supper. As we follow the story, we shall see what is beautiful about Mary’s act of worship in anointing Jesus with the sweet-smelling sacrifice.

Mark 14:1-26

The Command To Love God

The Command To Love God

Pastor Dan Davidson

The Royal Servant

It seems like love is a feeling that cannot be commanded or demanded at will. But it is. When Jesus is asked regarding this “first commandment of all”, His answer gives the key to loving God and others. In studying our Lord’s response, we see love’s meaning, motive and measure.

Mark 12:28-44

The Unquestionable Authority

The Unquestionable Authority

Pastor Dan Davidson

The Royal Servant

When Christ entered into the temple and drove out the merchandisers and stopped the temple worship, the chief priest and Pharisees were enraged and began to devise ways they could trap him in His words and find cause to put Him to death. As the religious leaders sought to find fault with Christ, they begin by questioning His authority. Their hostile reaction to Him leads to several questions that arise from the conversations that followed. These questions are instructive for us today as we seek to properly understand the authority our Lord has in our own life before Him.

Mark 11:27 – 12:27

The King is Coming . . . Have Faith in God! Part 2

The King is Coming . . . Have Faith in God! Part 2

Pastor Dan Davidson

The Royal Servant

It may seem like the events discussed in these verses are unrelated, except for the fact that they occur in the opening days of our Lords’s last week leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection. A closer look at the complete context of each event ties them together around the singular truth that God’s Word is true, and He is faithful in completing His plan and purpose for mankind. We shall examine this passage under four headings, from which we will be instructed and inspired concerning God’s faithfulness to His Word.

Mark 11:1-26

The King is Coming . . . Have Faith in God!

The King is Coming . . . Have Faith in God!

Pastor Dan Davidson

The Royal Servant

It may seem like the events discussed in these verses are unrelated, except for the fact that they occur in the opening days of our Lords’s last week leading up to His crucifixion and resurrection. A closer look at the complete context of each event ties them together around the singular truth that God’s Word is true, and He is faithful in completing His plan and purpose for mankind. We shall examine this passage under four headings, from which we will be instructed and inspired concerning God’s faithfulness to His Word.

Mark 11:1-26