Excellent ESV Resources for e-Sword

I have always been grateful to the folks at Crossway for making the English Standard Version freely available for e-Sword. While other modern versions are available for e-Sword at a modest price, the ESV is completely free, including introductory notes for each book, cross-references, and maps. The picture above shows the basic ESV module without … Continue reading Excellent ESV Resources for e-Sword

Parable of the Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37 Teaching Outline)

Note: In our previous examination of the Parable of the Budding Fig Tree, we saw that the disciples asked our Lord Jesus about the time when the destruction of Jerusalem would occur. We also saw that He gave them a two-part answer. The first part of His answer dealt primarily with the coming destruction of Jerusalem … Continue reading Parable of the Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Mark 13:28-31 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: As our Lord Jesus prepared to ascend to the Father, His disciples still did not fully understand all that He had taught them concerning the kingdom of God, so they asked Him, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6b). Jesus’ reply was one which we should all take … Continue reading Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Mark 13:28-31 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29 Teaching Outline)

Note: The Parable of the Growing Seed is found only in the Gospel of Mark, and Mark indicates that it was told in the context of two other well known parables, the Parable of the Sower, which precedes it earlier in the context, and the Parable of the Mustard Seed, which immediately follows it. It is important, … Continue reading Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29 Teaching Outline)

Jesus’ Remedy For Worry (Matthew 6:25-34 Teaching Outline)

Scripture Introduction: In the preceding portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus' warns against seeking earthly riches beyond our essential needs, but in this portion of the sermon we will see how He teaches us not to worry even about the basic necessities of life. Read Matthew 6:19-34 Introduction: Walter Kelly, creator of the … Continue reading Jesus’ Remedy For Worry (Matthew 6:25-34 Teaching Outline)

Biblical Reflections Before Brain Surgery by Brian Borgman

Below is a sermon entitled "Biblical Reflections Before Brain Surgery." It is a message preached by Brain Borgman, a pastor at Grace Community Church in Minden, Nevada, as he anticipates undergoing brain surgery this week on Wednesday. I highly recommend listening to the message. It contains Scriptural encouragement from a man who has walked with … Continue reading Biblical Reflections Before Brain Surgery by Brian Borgman

Mark 10:13-16 – The Children of the Kingdom (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Kent Hughes refers to a letter dated June 17, 1 BC, that is written from a man named Hilaron to his wife, Alis, concerning the birth of a child. The letter says, “If it was a male child, let it live; if it was a female, cast it out” (Mark, Vol. 2, p. 55). … Continue reading Mark 10:13-16 – The Children of the Kingdom (Teaching Outline)

Mark 16:1-8 – Jesus’ Resurrection Brings Hope (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: The renowned Evangelical theologian Carl F. H. Henry once said of Jesus that “He planted the only durable rumor of hope amid the widespread despair of a hopeless world” (As cited by Ray Stedman, A Rumor of Hope: The Good News of Easter, p, 24). This statement may sound a bit odd to many … Continue reading Mark 16:1-8 – Jesus’ Resurrection Brings Hope (Teaching Outline)

Mark 15:33-34 – Jesus Was Not Separated From the Father on the Cross (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: The website of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association offers the following answer answer to the question, Did God really forsake Jesus when He was dying on the cross?: Jesus’ cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) has puzzled many. Jesus is actually quoting the opening line of Psalm 22 … Continue reading Mark 15:33-34 – Jesus Was Not Separated From the Father on the Cross (Teaching Outline)