MARK 11

10 Outlines

 

Mark 11:1-10

LIKE THE COLT

 

YOU ARE NEEDED - Vss. 1-6

Of course, because God is God, He technically needs nothing.

However, He has chosen to use each of us in ministry. Ephesians 2:10, 1 Peter 4:10-11

He has also chosen us to worship Him. Hebrews 13:15

 

YOU ARE TO CARRY JESUS - Vs. 7

The colt carried Jesus to Jerusalem and to a multitude of people.

We are to carry Jesus to the multitudes. Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15

 

YOU ARE TO BE UNDER HIS CONTROL - Vs. 7

The colt was unbroken, but he was "broken" by Jesus.

Jesus wants to break us and have full control of our lives. Romans 12:1, Galatians 2:20

 

YOU ARE TO BE FORGOTTEN AS CHRIST IS WORSHIPPED - Vss. 8-10

The further the Lord went, the more likely it is, that people forgot the colt.

So it should be with us as well. John the Baptist stated it well when he said, "He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30)

 

 

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Mark 11:1-10

HERE COMES THE KING!

 

COMMANDMENT OF THE KING Vss. 1-3

COMPLIANCE BY HIS SUBJECTS (DISCIPLES) Vss. 4-6

CONDUCT FOR THE KING Vss. 7-10

 

 

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THE ROYAL PROCESSION

Mark 11:1-11

 

THE AUTHORITY OF THE KING Vss. 1-6

THE ARRIVAL OF THE KING Vss. 7-8

THE ACCLAMATION OF THE KING Vss. 9-10

THE ASSESSMENT BY THE KING Vs. 11

 

 

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ROYAL ARRIVAL

Mark 11:1-14, 20-21

 

PREPARATION FOR THE KING'S ARRIVAL - Vss. 1-8

PRONOUNCEMENT OF THE KING'S ENTRANCE - Vss. 9-10

PERCEPTION BY THE KING HIMSELF - Vs. 11

PROOF OF THE KING'S AUTHORITY - Vss. 12-14, 20-21

 

 

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Mark 11:3

NEEDED!

 

…the Lord hath need of him…

 

God is self sufficient and has need of nothing.  However, just like Jesus needed the colt to fulfill the prophecies about Palm Sunday, God has chosen to need us.

 

GOD NEEDS US TO FORGIVE US

 

2 Corinthians 5:21 - For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

 

Ephesians 1:7 - In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

 

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

GOD NEEDS US TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH US

 

Matthew 28:20 - Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

John 15:4-5 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. [5] I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

 

Romans 8:15 - For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

 

Hebrews 4:15-16 - For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. [16] Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

 

GOD NEEDS US TO BE FAITHFUL TO HIM

 

1 Corinthians 4:1-2 - Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. [2] Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

 

GOD NEEDS US FOREVER

 

Revelation 22:1-5 - And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. [2] In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. [3] And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: [4] And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. [5] And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

 

 

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PRAYER TIME!

 

JUDGMENT PROCLAIMED – Vss. 12-14

MIRACLE PERCEIVED – Vss. 20-21

FAITH AND PRAYER PROMOTED – Vss. 22-24

ANSWERS PROMISED – Vs. 24

FORGIVENESS PRIORITIZED – Vss. 25-26

 

 

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Mark 11:12-14, 20-26

CHALLENGES

 

There will be times in our lives, when we will be challenged. Right now, my Mom is being challenged by the results of a broken hip and subsequent surgery.  It is a challenge for her to get used to walking again.  Some of our church kids are going off to college for the first time. They will be challenged with the rigors of college life, and living away from home.

 

In our text, our Lord Jesus shows us that many of the challenges which we face will be Spiritual ones.  Here are four which we fill face as Christians.

 

THE  PROBLEM OF HYPOCRISY Vss. 12-14

Fig trees would produce early and late figs. The early figs would appear with the leaves.  If a tree was full of leaves, like this one, it should also have been full of fruit. The tree was a hypocrite. It pretended to be what it wasn't.  The tree was cursed for its hypocrisy.

This, of course, is a picture of the hypocrisy of Israel in that day. It is also a picture of any person who pretends to be religious, or Spiritual, and isn't.

 

THE PRIORITY OF FAITH Vss. 20-23

Faith in God is of the greatest importance.

When we have faith in God, we will study His word, believe what he says, and trust Him to do what He says He will do..  The rabbis used the word, "mountain" when they were referring to impossible situations. Our faith must be in God as we face impossible situations.

 

THE PROMISE OF ANSWERED PRAYER Vs. 24

When we pray according to the will of God, believing that God will answer, He will. 1 John 5:14-15

 

THE PREREQUISITE OF FORGIVENESS Vss. 25-26

We are hindered in our prayer lives when we fail to forgive others for their sins against us.

 

 

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Mark 11:15-19

CLEAN UP TIME!

This is a complete lesson.

 

·        In what ways have people polluted the earth?

·        In what ways have people polluted their bodies?

·        In what ways have people polluted their minds?

·        In what ways have people polluted the church?

·        What should be done to stop the pollution of our earth, bodies, minds and churches?

 

One of the great problems in the world today is pollution.  Each year millions of dollars are spent cleaning up after mankind!  Jesus was concerned about a different kind of pollution found in our text.  Those who would make it a place of business and dishonesty were polluting the temple of God.

 

We must remember that today the body of the Christian is the temple of God. We must make sure that we keep it clean.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? [20] For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

·        What was the purpose of the Jewish temple?

·        How did the Jewish temple fulfill its purpose?

·        How did the Jewish temple not fulfill its purpose?

·        What is the purpose of our bodies as a temple?

·        Why should we want to fulfill that purpose?

 

DISINFECTING THE TEMPLE - Vs. 15

The area of the temple described here was the "Court of the Gentiles". This is where non-Jewish people could come and pray. Instead it became a marketplace for moneychangers and salesmen.

 

·        What does a disinfectant do?

·        What did Jesus do to disinfect the temple?

·        What right did Jesus have to do what He did?

·        Our bodies are the temples of God.  What right does Jesus have to disinfect our temples?

·        Why should we be willing to let Jesus disinfect our temples?

·        Psalm 139:23-24 - Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: [24] And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

·        Why is the prayer above a necessary prayer to pray?

·        Why is the prayer above a dangerous prayer to pray?   

·        Why do too few Christians pray that prayer?

·        Have you prayed that prayer lately?

·        In what ways does Romans 12:1-2 help the cleansing of our temples?  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. [2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

DELETING THE TRAFFIC - Vs. 16

People would use this part of the temple as a street. This would distract anyone who was trying to pray, and showed disrespect for God.

 

·        As we prepare to pray what precautions should we take to “delete traffic” in our minds?

·        What part does praise and confession have to do with deleting the traffic in our minds?

·        How do we go about unburdening ourselves of the cares which besiege us?  1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

·        What great reward is promised to us if we pray properly? Philippians 4:6-7 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. [7] And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

DEFINING THE PROBLEM - Vs. 17

The house of prayer had become a den of thieves.  The people who sold in the temple were dishonest. Anything that would steal from our devotion to God needs to be removed from our lives.

 

·        What are some of the “dishonest things” that crop up in our minds and hearts that need to be removed?

·        How do we know when an attitude, habit, activity, or thought pattern is a “thief” stealing from our prayer lives.

·        How do we know when our temple is truly a “house of prayer” and not a “den of thieves”?

·        Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

·        1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Rejoice evermore. [17] Pray without ceasing. [18] In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

DISTURBING THE LEADERS - Vs. 18

 

·        Why did the Jewish leaders not like Jesus?

·        In what ways was Jesus a “threat”?

·        Who will be disturbed when Jesus starts cleaning your temple and why?

·        What will he do because he is disturbed?

·        How do we keep him from hindering the cleaning process?

·        What will happen when we allow Jesus to clean our temples?

What will happen if we don’t allow Jesus to clean our temples?

 

This is another expansion of a previously submitted outline from Sermon Seeds C28.    

 

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Mark 11:11, 15-19

THE TEMPLE CLEANSED

 

EVALUATION BY THE KING - Vs. 11

ELIMINATION BY THE KING - Vss. 15-16

EXPLANATION BY THE KING - Vs. 17

EXASPERATION WITH THE KING - Vss. 18-19

 

The Christian's body is God's temple.

Is God's temple a house of prayer or is it a den of thieves?

We should let Jesus do some house cleaning.

 

 

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Mark 11:22-26

GOD AT WORK

 

We all like to see God at work in our lives. Jesus tells us how to see God working through us.

His comments are based on the events of Mark 11:12-14 and 20-21.

 

A SIMPLE COMMITMENT - Vs. 22

A SAMPLE CONDITION - Vs. 23

A STIRRING CHALLENGE - Vs. 24

A SOBERING COMMAND - Vss. 25-26

 

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