Week 27: Gospel

Mark 1:1

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”

This Week’s Sermon

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A Future with Good News – The Gospel

Latest Message from . April 18 & 19, 2020. Category: Core52, Look to the Future

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This Week’s Study

Day 1 Essay Video

Day 2 Memory Video

Day 3 Scripture Reading

John 2

The Wedding at Cana

1On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with His disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.”5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.”
6Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And He said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This, the first of His signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And His disciples believed in Him.
12After this He went down to Capernaum, with His mother and His brothers and His disciples, and they stayed there for a few days.

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

13The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple He found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15And making a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And He poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16And He told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume Me.”
18So the Jews said to Him, “What sign do You show us for doing these things?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But He was speaking about the temple of His body. 22When therefore He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

Jesus Knows What Is in Man

23Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs that He was doing. 24But Jesus on His part did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew all people 25and needed no one to bear witness about man, for He Himself knew what was in man.

Day 4 Verse Meditation

Acts 20:24

 “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself,
if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus,
to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”

Romans 1:16

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel,
for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes,
to the Jews first and also to the Greek.”

Galatians 1:6-9

6I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.”

Day 5 Application

Ask yourself two questions:

1) If you claimed Romans 1:16 for your life,
would your friends and family have enough evidence to defend your claim?
2) What practical steps can you take to make Acts 20:24 a reality in your schedule this week?

Overachiever Challenge: Memory Verse

Romans 1:16
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel,
for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes,
to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”