NOTE: Recall that in the total outline of the Bible presented in several SunGrist books, the Gospel of Mark is presented as an Appendix or good summary and closing argument on the total Bible. With this series of messages on Mark, you should be able to see that. This outline of Mark which will be… Continue reading PTB2-8: Gospel of Mark #6, Threads or Sounds of Doctrine and Authority in Mark.
6. Peacemaking. In this age of the Falling Away, just before the Second Coming of Christ and as a precursor to the Second Coming of Christ, the meaning of “Blessed are the peacemakers…” has been stolen like the real meaning even of Christian and of so many other words in the Bible. The world, Satan,… Continue reading Gospel of Mark from SSATFA #5: PeaceMaking.
2 “Cares of This World, Deceitfulness of Riches, and Other Things” These few words from Jesus, “cares of this world, deceitfulness of riches, and other things”, where do you think they come from. Yes, they come from the parable of the seed and the sower that Jesus explained later to His disciples to illustrate how… Continue reading Gospel of Mark #3: Seed of the Word sown Among Thorns.
Like many medical diagnoses, this perspective of churches and denominations today is not particularly pleasant to hear. However, the challenge of the Falling Away introduced in THE SOUND OF A SOUND FAITH demand an explanation of the seeming contradiction of “Once Saved Always Saved” and the perspective that most church members will be victims of… Continue reading What the Churches Don’t Want you to hear #2: “Snatching, Stumbling, and Falling Away”
“Things” is a difficult word. It can mean so many different things. It has 10 distinct meanings in the dictionary, each with multiple levels of meaning. It can mean “a matter of concern” as in the phrase “many things to do”. It can mean a “deed, act, or accomplishment” as in the phrase… Continue reading SSATFA # 2: Things, Things, Things_God or Mammon.